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Single Family Home Located in Brooklyn, USA designed with containers that have been cut and stacked

By Magaly Grosso


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This single-family residence, located in a lot of typical houses in the area of Brooklyn, USA, has an area of 5000 ft2 and was designed in 2016 by the architectural firm LOT-EK. The design was the work of Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano; Principals and Virginie Stolz.

Exterior view of trimmed container walls
Corner view with parking entrance

A total of 21 containers have been stacked and cut diagonally, creating an internal space that is protected from the outside and those that pass through there. The large sliding glass walls that have been installed create continuity between the interior space and the closed private decks in the open air.

Walls details
Side view of the building
Front view of the building
Construction with glass windows
Entrance from the street
Rear entrance with glass doors

In the first level, the diagonal cut provides an entrance to the cellar and the garage. The kitchen, dining room, and living room occupy the first floor, while the area just above the garage ramp forms an entertainment room with seating and projectors.

Living room with fireplace
Living room with wooden floors
TV lounge
Modern dining room with black chairs
Modern dining room with wooden table

The area where the children are located is just upstairs, in an intimate space that provides privacy to the rooms and with an open area dedicated to toys.

Youth bedroom for two

At the upper level, the master bedroom is divided into an open space with a bed and a large bathtub and glass doors leading to the terrace.

Master bedroom with terrace

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About Magaly Grosso

Magaly Grosso was born in Venezuela where she grew up and studied Advertising and Marketing. With time, she realized that what she truly wanted to dedicate herself to was Interior Design, which is why she decided to study it and devote herself to it. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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