The Cubes: LOT-EK unveils futuristic shipping container structure for Socrates Sculpture Park

The Cubes: LOT-EK unveils futuristic shipping container structure for Socrates Sculpture Park

In celebration of New York’s Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary, NYC Parks released the renderings for “The Cubes,” a two-story, 2,640-square-foot building made out of shipping containers, designed by LOT-EK. The building will be home to

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LOT-EK uses recycled truck bodies to create a rooftop penthouse in NYC

LOT-EK uses recycled truck bodies to create a rooftop penthouse in NYC

The Weiners purchased their brick townhouse in 1990, but as time went on Lawrence, a renowned conceptual artist, began to outgrow his workspace within the home. To make more room, LOT-EK added a third floor onto the 2 story structure as well as a penthouse

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LOT-EK Proposes Resilient DUNE CO-HABITAT to Defend Against Flooding in the Rockaways

LOT-EK Proposes Resilient DUNE CO-HABITAT to Defend Against Flooding in the Rockaways

DUNE CO-HABITAT combines ecological design into a public and semi-public open space network to create an environment for people and marine life to coexist. To protect the community from a storm surge, the designers created a series of floodable platforms and

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LOT-EK Wins Fashion Institute of Technology’s 2014 Lawrence Israel Prize

LOT-EK Wins Fashion Institute of Technology’s 2014 Lawrence Israel Prize

Architecture studio LOT-EK’s founding partners Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano were recently named the winners of the annual Lawrence Israel Prize by the Interior Design department at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). The firm, which is an Inhabitat

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PHOTOS: Whitney Museum Adds a New Shipping Container Art Studio Designed by LOT-EK

PHOTOS: Whitney Museum Adds a New Shipping Container Art Studio Designed by LOT-EK

The Whitney Studio shipping containers are stacked to form a two-level structure measuring 20x20x20 feet. The volume is sheared by two fluorescent lime green diagonal planes that create a continuous cut – and visual break in the volume – that runs along the

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Mobile Shipping Container Studio by LOT-EK Takes Over the Whitney Museum Sculpture Court

Mobile Shipping Container Studio by LOT-EK Takes Over the Whitney Museum Sculpture Court

Constructed from six disused shipping containers, the Whitney Studio will bring 472 square feet of space for unique education programs. Adults, teens, and children from the community will be able to participate in studio demonstrations, classes, and creative

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LOT-EK’s Pier 57 Shipping Container Re-Design Unveiled at Diane von Furstenberg’s NYC Store

LOT-EK’s Pier 57 Shipping Container Re-Design Unveiled at Diane von Furstenberg’s NYC Store

ICFF is now in full swing here in NYC, and more than a handful of our favorite designers and architects are putting their never before seen work on show. One standout design comes from shipping container starchitects LOT-EK, whose model of the Pier 57 conversion

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LOT-EK Recycles Doors Into a Clever Storefront for Van Alen Books

LOT-EK Recycles Doors Into a Clever Storefront for Van Alen Books

“We are not reinventing the wheel,” said Director Olympia Kazi. “We are addressing a need. We have received so much love, so much excitement, about books.”

What makes Van Alen Books so special however, is that it isn’t just a storefront — it’s

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LOT-EK

LOT-EK

LOT-EK is a New York City based architectural firm challenging what we understand to be design, but blurring the boundaries between art, architecture, entertainment and information. The firm scans the the ‘artificial nature’ in search of unexplored, man-made

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Shipping container tower transforms Brooklyn carriage house into a bright orange oasis

Shipping container tower transforms Brooklyn carriage house into a bright orange oasis

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+ Karim Rashid’s Vibrant Chelsea Office Renovated From an Old NY Carriage House

Via LOT-EK

Irving Place Carriage House, Markus Linnenbrink, Cindy Rucker, carriage house design, carriage house nyc, carriage house renovation,

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Plans Unveiled for ‘Stilt City’ Resilient Art Studio in Rockaway Park

Plans Unveiled for ‘Stilt City’ Resilient Art Studio in Rockaway Park

Brooklyn-based artist Robyn Rennee Hasty has teamed up with Jakitsch Gardner Architects to create Stilt City, an art residency program to be located in Rockaway Park. Design plans were unveiled as the program’s Kickstarter campaign kicked off in November

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How Did This Airplane End Up On Top of a New York City Building?

How Did This Airplane End Up On Top of a New York City Building?

From bars to swimming pools to gardens, we’ve seen lots of things on NYC rooftops. But a World War I fighter plane? Now that’s a first. Those who work in the Financial District have probably walked by 77 Water Street without ever noticing the replica 1916

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PHOTOS: Unusual Wedge-Shaped Shipping Container Townhouse Rises in Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Unusual Wedge-Shaped Shipping Container Townhouse Rises in Brooklyn

According to LOT-EK, the Carroll House was erected from a stack of 21 shipping containers that was “then cut diagonally along both the top and bottom, creating a striking profile that invokes Williamsburg’s industrial past, while providing a sculptural nod

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SuperPier Gearing Up for Renovation into NYC’s Premier Shipping Container Anti-Mall

SuperPier Gearing Up for Renovation into NYC’s Premier Shipping Container Anti-Mall

Pier 57 hosted a slew of art installations and events this past summer, welcoming New Yorkers to explore the space before it begins its transformation into a modular container powerhouse filled with food and entertainment. The $200 million project will begin

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Dramatically Sliced Carroll House Shipping Container Home Rises in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Dramatically Sliced Carroll House Shipping Container Home Rises in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The diagonally-cut building will have a striking, sloped profile that rises out of the ground up to three stories tall. Thanks to the steeped nature of the building, each floor will have access to an open-air deck fitted with an outdoor table, a built-in BBQ

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Van Alen Institute Selects Three Finalists in Their Ground/Work Storefront Redesign Competition

Van Alen Institute Selects Three Finalists in Their Ground/Work Storefront Redesign Competition

In mid-2014, VAI will do away with the vibrant, yellow, stadium-style bleachers that once distinctively marked the pop-up exhibition space in exchange for a newly imagined interior and engaged street platform that is equal parts functional, innovative, accessible,

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“Magic Carpet” Exhibit Hangs 36 Shipping Containers Over Guests’ Heads at Pier 57

“Magic Carpet” Exhibit Hangs 36 Shipping Containers Over Guests’ Heads at Pier 57

When visitors enter Pier 57’s South Head House, they are greeted with several pioneer “Incubox” retail and food stands, which have taken residence in shipping containers. Beyond the market is an expansive space now used for leisurely games of table tennis

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Pier 57 “Incubox” Shipping Container Mall Approved by City Council

Pier 57 “Incubox” Shipping Container Mall Approved by City Council

The project features sixty shipping container shops that will bring retail appeal to the former shipping industry pier under the unified name “Incubox”. For the first two years of operation (basically until the entire pier makeover is complete), retailers

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Shipping Container Village ‘Photoville’ Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park this Summer

Shipping Container Village ‘Photoville’ Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park this Summer

This summer, photography lovers will be treated to a unique experience: United Photo Industries’ pop-up Photoville, which lands in Brooklyn Bridge Park on June 22. The innovative photography experience will transform 30 shipping containers into a village

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Karen Bausman’s Living Wall Project Will Infuse NYC’s Meatpacking District With Greenery

Karen Bausman’s Living Wall Project Will Infuse NYC’s Meatpacking District With Greenery

New York City’s Meatpacking District, being a former industrial area, is pretty much devoid of foliage. Since the last few years have transformed the area from blocks of butchers to a chic party zone, local businesses and organizations are beefing up the greenery

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Fabrica 718 Transforms Retro School Desks into a Bar for Veronica People’s Club in Brooklyn

Fabrica 718 Transforms Retro School Desks into a Bar for Veronica People’s Club in Brooklyn

Refurbished school desks from the 1950s purchased by Heather online serve as the principal element of the design. The trapezoidal solid wood tabletops are arranged side-by-side to form the bartop, while frames and legs were transformed by craftsman David Jesse

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