LOT-EK, an architecture firm based in both New York and Naples that's celebrated for its innovative upcycling efforts, most recently settled its sights on a Brooklyn home that's inhabited by two creatives and their daughter.
Working with a 1930s two-storey base, LOT-EK sought out a new way to expand on the family's space in a way that would be complementary to the existing structure while also bringing in a fresh and modern element.
To do so, the architecture firm added four bright orange shipping containers to the rooftop, which accents the rest of the home as well. With this, LOT-EK ensures that the family has access to their patio on the rooftop and breaks up different areas of the home for more privacy.
Photo Credits: designboom, lot-ek
LOT-EK Adapted a Family Home to Incorporate Industrial Components
1. Upcycling Architecture - The trend is to incorporate industrial components and sustainable materials in designing homes, creating innovative and eco-friendly living spaces.
2. Container Architecture - The trend is to use shipping containers as building blocks, offering a sustainable and cost-effective solution to traditional construction methods, creating unique and modern structures.
3. Rooftop Living - The trend is to maximize living spaces by creating rooftops that serve not only as relaxation areas but also for extra rooms and amenities, providing new and unique perspectives into urban living spaces.
1. Architecture - Architecture firms can explore new ways to incorporate sustainable and industrial materials to their design process, offering eco-friendly solutions for modern living spaces.
2. Construction - Construction companies can consider using shipping containers as a building material, offering a durable, mobile, and sustainable solution to traditional construction methods.
3. Real Estate Development - Real estate developers can explore creating rooftop living spaces, offering unique and attractive options to the modern urban-dwelling market.