Peek inside a Williamsburg townhouse made entirely of shipping containers
It’s been over three years since we last checked in with Williamsburg’s shipping container house, but the quirky 5,000-square-foot house is now complete, and we now have our first inside look at the property.
Dezeen first published interior images of the house last week following a party held by the Van Alen Institute at the house to celebrate its completion. Designed by Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano of the architecture firm, LOT-EK, the house was built for a couple in the restaurant industry, and their two kids, Dezeen explains.
The house was created by stacking 21 shipping containers on top of each other, and cutting them diagonally along the top and the bottom—this in turn has created outdoor space on every level of the house.
Now on to the specifics of the house: the area right above the garage ramp is a media room with bleacher seating and a projector. The floor above that features the kitchen, dining, and living rooms. The floor above that is for the kids, and features bedrooms, and a play area. The top floor is dedicated to the master suite, which apart from the bedroom, includes a large bathroom, dressing areas, and a powder room.
The house occupies a corner in Williamsburg, making a large portion of its exterior visible to the public. It was also LOT-EK’s first opportunity to build a ground-up house in the city. The Williamsburg house is by no means the architecture firm’s first foray into shipping container houses. Tolla and Lignano also transformed a 1930s Brooklyn carriage house with shipping containers earlier this year.
A lucky few will also get to tour the house as part of Archtober, on October 19. Tickets are currently sold out, but you can enter your name to the waitlist. For now, checkout out the rest of the interior photos of the Williamsburg house below, and scroll all the way down to catch a video of the house going up.