Gallery: UpLIFT Transforms Elevated Parking Spaces into a Hive of Prefa...


New York City is undergoing a cultural shift away from the automobile, and designers Lawrence Zeroth, Jack Phillips, Brian Schulman and Eugene Lubomir have come up with a clever proposal to transform car lifts into housing pods. Space is at a premium in NYC, and the UpLIFT proposal would ensure that empty parking spaces don’t go unused. The prefabricated panels are made from recycled materials and can be configured to take advantage of the site’s solar access, through drafts and opportunities for rainwater collection.

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  1. grittypretty September 30, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    it an urban myth that New Yorkers don’t drive or don’t own cars. Also a pod in downtown Manhattan is going to cost you a fortune. If you moved by the highline for example these former garages are going to charge you thousands of dollars per month just for a few square feet. It’s not a very well thought out idea at all.

  2. Tom Mills September 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Very cool. If the units are owned by the inhabitant, then they could always be transported to a new neighborhood or closer to a new job.

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