Repurposed Shipping Containers | Brooklyn Carriage House
In continuing our repurposed shipping container series, this week we’ll be looking at a stunning
Brooklyn Carriage House. This one is a bit different from the other shipping container applications
we’ve been looking at in that the shipping containers are not readily visible from the exterior of the
building, although the facade gives a nod to the surprise inside.
Breaking Up the Shipping Containers | Brooklyn Carriage House
Rather than keeping the shipping containers whole, as we have seen in our past posts, the
architecture team behind this project chose to cut the containers to use in various elements
throughout the property. LOT-EK Architecture & Design is the mastermind behind the Brooklyn
Carriage House, and its team retrofitted four shipping containers to add a modern penthouse to
the classic property.
From the street, this property stands out, as it does not look like the other carriage house
properties in Brooklyn. The facade is painted with a matte finish and bold diagonal stripes, giving it
a modern look. Accents of bright orange hint at the shipping container components inside and on
the building’s roof.
Cut sections of the shipping containers make up the sides of the stairwells throughout the property,
leading all the way up to the rooftop penthouse, constructed from two shipping containers. The
architects continued the diagonal theme on the penthouse, using diagonal cut-outs to house large
The upper container of the penthouse at the Brooklyn Carriage House creates a fenced rooftop terrace
that is perfect for enjoying sunsets in the evening. The bright orange hue creates a cheery atmosphere,
even when the sun isn’t shining.
Shipping Containers for Your Project
If this incredible Brooklyn Carriage House inspires you to create your own property using repurposed
shipping containers, the experts at Port Containers USA will be happy to help you in your
endeavor. We offer a wide range of shipping containers for sale and can help you identify the
appropriate boxes to meet your needs.
We take great care in ensuring that all of our shipping containers meet our high quality standards,
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