Shipping Container Homes, Buildings and Structures by LOT-EK







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C-Home - 300 sqft to 1,300 sqft; 2, 3 and 4 Floors Shipping Container Home Concept






Project Type: Prefabricated residential
Location: Anywhere
Size: 300 sqft to 1,300 sqft
Design: 2015

  • Smart: the “upcycling” of shipping containers for construction is a highly sustainable practice, given the huge number of containers that lay unused all over our planet. This is sustainability starting at “point zero”, without compro­mising structural quality, or great design.
  • Beautiful: this cutting-edge style of design exploits the structural and industrial beauty of shipping containers to create mod­ern, well-appointed home with open spaces full of light.
  • Strong: containers are made entirely of Cor-ten steel, and their assembly creates a stronger and more durable structure than typical construction methods.
  • Efficient: site preparation and off-site module fabrication is timed to occur simultane­ously, resulting in time and cost savings.
  • Everythere: c-Home can be placed in any geographical region and can be enjoyed anywhere by anyone

c-Home_Country

Made with four 40' shipping containers (2 on ground and 2 on top) this introductory model is ideal as a permanent or vacation home. Its 40'x16' footprint provides 1,280 square feet of living space on two levels.

The open layout is conducive to contemporary living. The wide front and back glass walls provide beautiful light and wonderful views. The open living area is designed for easy configuration – allowing you to combine living, dining, work spaces according to your lifestyle and needs. Large decks seamlessly expand this living space into the back and front yards. The kitchen is both modern and distinctive, with quality fixtures, finishes and appliances, as well as a walk-in pantry with plenty of storage.




Separate stairways each lead to one of the two large bedroom suites (16'x20'), both with full bathrooms and walk-in closet. The comfortable size, along with private access, makes either room ideal to serve as a home office or guest room.

Other innovative green-building aspects - such as solar hot water heating and green roof technology - can be easily integrated as add-on options.

c-Home_Country is also available in single floor versions: from the minimal single-container (320sf0 with full bath and kitchenette, to the studio-cottage 640sf open space with kitchen, full bath, pantry, to one-bedroom cottage (960sf) with full bath, plus half bathroom, and kitchen, to the 2-bedroom cottage (1,280sf) with up to 2 full bathrooms and one half-bathroom

c-Home_City

The smallest c-Home_City is made with four 20' shipping containers (4 on ground and 4 on top) and it is equivalent to c-Home_Country in size an layout though turned 90 degrees to fit in urban infill lots. This townhouse's 20'x32' footprint provides 1,280 square feet of space on two levels - with same layout as c-Home 4x40: open living kitchen with 1/2 bath and pantry on 1st floor and 2 identical bedroom suites on 2nd floor connected to living room by 2 independent stairs.

c-Home_City is also available in larger models with 5x20' containers on 2, 3 or 4 levels for a total of 1,600sf (2 floors), 2,400sf (3 floors) and 3,200sf (4 floors).

The layout can be arranged vertically with living space on 1st floor and bedrooms on floors above or living/work space on 1st and second floors and bedrooms on floors above.











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C-Home - 300 sqft to 1,300 sqft; 2, 3 and 4 Floors Shipping Container Home Concept

Whitney Studio - Shipping Container Space for Art Classes / Gallery, NY, USA






Project Whitney Studio
Design LOT-EK Architecture & Design
Area 700 sq ft
Containers 6

LOT-EK was commissioned to design a new art space within the Whitney Museum of American Art. The project for Whitney Studio includes a space for art classes and informal conversations, as well as a gallery of special exhibitions.

In preparation for its move to a new downtown building, the Whitney Museum sold real estate near the current Madison Avenue location, which created a need for educational space. Intending to generate significant synergy between these activities and the museum, the education department asked architects to design a structure that would fit into the existing space.




The project then consisted of 6 steel containers stacked on two levels to form a concise and minimalist cube. The structure is located on the south side of the entrance bridge, complementing and contrasting with the concrete interior of the museum designed by Marcel Breuer. The volume is cut into two diagonal planes that create a continuous perforation - and a visual break - that extends along the sides to the roof, creating a large skylight. The design of the windows allows visitors to observe the activities that are performed inside. The interior of the gallery is a double-height open space that includes a triangular mezzanine for the production and display of artwork. Whitney Studio is announced for pedestrians and drivers passing Madison Avenue through its bright yellow outside corner.

The six containers were modified, reinforced and painted at a factory in New Jersey. The modules were transported to the Whitney Museum, where they were assembled.






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Whitney Museum of American Art


As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. The Whitney is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting American art, and its collection—arguably the finest holdings of twentieth-century American art in the world—is the Museum's key resource. The Museum's flagship exhibition, the Biennial, is the country's leading survey of the most recent developments in American art.




Innovation has been a hallmark of the Whitney since its beginnings. It was the first museum dedicated to the work of living American artists and the first New York museum to present a major exhibition of a video artist (Nam June Paik, in 1982). Such important figures as Jasper Johns, Jay DeFeo, Glenn Ligon, Cindy Sherman, and Paul Thek were given their first comprehensive museum surveys at the Whitney. The Museum has consistently purchased works within the year they were created, often well before the artists who created them became broadly recognized.

Designed by architect Renzo Piano and situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, the Whitney's current building vastly increases the Museum’s exhibition and programming space, providing the most expansive view ever of its unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art.

Address99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014, United States
Phone+12125703600
Lost & Found+16466665539
Ticketing Issues+12125703600
Access ServicesVoice: +12126711823 TTY: +12126715378
Emailinfo@whitney.org
Websitehttps://whitney.org/

Whitney Studio - Shipping Container Space for Art Classes / Gallery, NY, USA

The Cubes in Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island, NY, USA






Socrates Sculpture Park and NYC Parks have plans to build The Cubes, a new 2,640 square-foot, two-story building that will become a permanent home for the Park, designed by the innovative architecture firm LOT-EK. The building’s origin, materials, and design invokes Socrates Sculpture Park’s founding principles, which stresses reclamation, adaptable re-use, and the neighborhood’s industrial roots.

Located at the main entrance at Vernon Boulevard, the new building will anchor the Park’s administration on-site, create new opportunities for year-round programming, and significantly improve the level and quality of visitor services within the Park. The completed building will include:

• 960 square feet of flexible multi-purpose interior space that will house indoor education programming for classes of up to seventy children and teens and also a space for the indoor presentation of videos, drawings, photographs and process source materials by artists exhibiting at the Park

• 1,200 square feet of permanent office and administration space that will secure the Park’s long-term sustainability

• 480 square-foot shaded deck area for outdoor classes and programming.

LOT-EK’s award-winning* design and innovative material choices of The Cubes underscore the Park’s history of reclamation and revitalization and its mission of presenting contemporary public art, fostering environmental stewardship, and community building.




The Cubes was originally commissioned by The Whitney Museum of American Art as a 720 square foot structure comprised of six shipping containers that housed the museum’s education programs. When the Whitney was planning to vacate the Breuer building on Madison Avenue for its new home on Gansevoort Street, the Museum offered the structure as a donation to Socrates Sculpture Park.

This extraordinary opportunity led to an expansion plan to adapt the containers and fulfill the Park’s strategic and programmatic goals, including the creation of its first indoor space. Socrates Sculpture Park has historically and currently utilizes shipping containers for adapted reuse throughout the Park, as equipment and material storage units for open air artist studios and education areas.

LOT-EK’s architectural concept has expanded and evolved the original design of the Whitney commission by adding twelve additional shipping containers for a total of eighteen, stacked on two levels to form a singular structure. Diagonal, continuous bands of glass along the sides and roof of the structure provide natural light and transparency, offering building visitors a view of the landscape and skyline outside, and Park visitors a view of activities inside. These chevron windows offer floor-to-ceiling views of the park while reserving ample wall space within the building for indoor exhibitions; moreover, the striking V-shapes mirror the structure of the steel artist shed located nearby.

Located at the main entrance of Socrates Sculpture Park at Vernon Boulevard, The Cubes will house the Park’s administration and educational programs and will be the first permanent structure in the Park’s more than thirty-year history.

*On May 11, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, Public Design Commission President Signe Nielsen, and Executive Director of the Commission, Justin Moore, announced The Cubes among the winners of the 35th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design. Projects were honored for remarkable designs that create sustainable spaces, enhance neighborhoods and preserve New York City history.






Socrates Sculpture Park


Mission

Socrates Sculpture Park is a community engaged New York City waterfront park dedicated to supporting artists in the production and presentation of public art.

History

Socrates Sculpture Park was an abandoned riverside landfill and illegal dumpsite until 1986 when a coalition of artists and community members, under the leadership of artist Mark di Suvero, transformed it into an open studio and exhibition space for artists. Today, Socrates is an internationally renowned outdoor museum and a designated New York City public park.




Known for fostering ambitious and visionary artworks, Socrates has presented more than 1,000 artists on its five waterfront acres, providing them the financial support, materials, equipment, and space necessary to create large-scale works in the public realm. The Park is a center of cultural programming, a producer of contemporary exhibitions, a presenter of a multi-disciplinary performance series, and an arts educator. Socrates’ existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment.

The Park is open 365 days a year from 9am — sundown and admission to our exhibitions, programs, and gardens is always free and all are welcome!

Address32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106, USA
Phone+17189561819
Fax+17186261533
Emailinfo@socratessculpturepark.org
Websitehttps://socratessculpturepark.org

The Cubes in Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island, NY, USA

Drivelines Studios - Multi-Story Shipping Container Apartment Building, Johannesburg, South Africa






Project Drivelines Studios
Area 6900 m²
Containers 140
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Team Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano, Sara Valente
Project Year 2017
Photographs Dave Southwood
Structural Engineering Asakheni + Silman
Installations VBK Engineering Systems + ABBINK Consulting
Project Manager SevenBar Consulting
Responsible Architect Anita du Plessis
Construction Tri-star

The Drivelines Studios project consists of a residential building in Johannesburg, South Africa. Located in Maboneng, an area of ​​recent urban transformation and renovation, the project responds to the wishes of post-apartheid generations to repopulate the city center from new ones. models.

Appropriating the triangular shape of the land, the building was conceived as a large sign, from the articulation of the two residential volumes deployed at the eastern end of the plot, framing the social space of the open inner courtyard. Like a large sign, the exterior facades are straight and aligned with the sidewalk, while the interior courtyard facades are articulated by the stairs, the elevator tower, and the bridges that connect all levels. Through the open paths of circulation, the flow of people overflow into outer space.

The building is modular and consists of 140 containers that have been selected from their color to be left unpainted. They were stacked and cut in place and combined to form the units. A large diagonal cut-out from the corner to the center of each longer side generates large windows for street and patio units. Its repetition and mirroring generate the pattern of the building's facade.




The ground floor is residential in the back and shopping area along Albertina Sisulu Street, while the inner courtyard is dedicated to residents only, with gardens and a swimming pool. The six levels above are occupied by residential units, all apartments are open plan and range in size from 27 to 55 square meters. All units include outdoor space along the walkways facing the courtyard.

The social agenda and meaning of this building in its context are aligned with the emerging urban community of its neighborhood, playing an active role in the revitalization, reactivation and rereading of the city center.






























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Asakheni Consulting Engineers


Asakheni Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd was founded in 2003 as a consulting engineering practice, primarily providing civil and structural engineering design, documentation and co-ordination services to projects in the built environment. The principal focus of the work undertaken by the firm is in the field of commercial property development.

The company has implemented an in-house training programme for graduate technicians. To date, Asakheni has trained over 20 such technicians and 7 such are Engineers. Some of them have become permanent members of staff at Asakheni and others have been appointed to permanent positions in other South African Consulting and Construction firms.




Along with gaining workplace experience, all Asakheni employees are encouraged to take up company study bursaries to further their formal studies and continuously develop themselves.

Address113 Bowling Ave, Gallo Manor, Sandton, 2052, South Africa
Phone+27104925341
Websitehttps://www.asakheni.co.za/

Robert Silman Associates


Creating, Renewing, Preserving, Sustaining…

This has been the vision of Silman since its beginning as a one-person New York based practice in 1966. Since then, Silman has grown to a staff of more than 160 among its three offices in New York, Washington DC, and Boston, of whom over 50 have professional registrations and more than 20 are LEED Accredited Professionals or Green Associates. To provide the highest quality structural engineering services possible, the principals have fostered an approach centered on constant collaboration among owners, architects, and other consultants. Our engineers are trained to be effective listeners, creative problem solvers, and knowledgeable about all facets of the construction process. After participating in more than 21,000 projects, Silman has earned recognition as one of the leading firms in the country for its innovative spirit in the design of new architectural works and the sensitive modification of existing structures.




Address - New York32 Old Slip, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10005 USA
Phone - New York+12126207970
Address - Washington DC1053 31st Street NW, Washington, DC 20007 USA
Phone - Washington DC+12023336230
Address - Boston111 Devonshire Street
Boston, MA 02109 USA
Phone - Boston+16176956700
Websitehttps://silman.com

ABBINK Consulting


With 18 years knowledge and experience in the design drawings for wet services (plumbing and drainage), we have seen the need for detailed wet services design and documentation. With the understanding of the SANS requirement, assistance of software and technology for the services, we can do detailed designs including the drawings and all relevant information that will lead to successful projects.

We are a registered and founding member of the PDA (Plumbing Design Association). The PDA has a direct communication line to SABS, allowing the members to keep up to date with all the relevant standards.

AddressWe are situated near the N14 /R28 intersection (Pinehaven intersection), South Africa
Phone+27116622948
Fax+27866903292
Websitehttp://www.abbink.co.za

Tri-Star


  • We aspire to be a blue chip company.
  • We are dedicated to exceeding the expectations of all our stakeholders by delivering superior products and services on time and on budget.
  • Through good Corporate Governance, we maintain a transparent set of morals that hold integrity, honesty and honour.
  • We believe in a positive and proactive response to achieve Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment and ultimately meet the principles of the Construction Sector Transformation Charter.
  • We would like to be respected for our innovative and successful contributions towards upgrading the quality of life of our people and all the environments and societies in which we operate.




Address37 Via Salara Crescent, Irene Corporate Corner, Irene, Centurion, 0157, South Africa
P.O. Box 68959, Highveld, 0169
Phone+27126871000
Fax+27126871020
Websitehttp://www.tri-starconstruction.co.za/

Drivelines Studios - Multi-Story Shipping Container Apartment Building, Johannesburg, South Africa

Carroll House - 5000 sq ft Shipping Container Home, Brooklyn, NYC, USA






Project Carroll House
Location Brooklyn, NYC, USA
Area 465 m² (5000 f²)
Containers 21
Photography Danny Bright
Design Team Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano, Virginie Stolz
Project Year 2016
Customers Kim and Joe Carroll
Structural Engineering SILMAN
Engineering Systems / Sustainability Dagher

This 5000 sq ft shipping container home is located on a corner plot in Brooklyn. 21 containers are stacked and cut diagonally from top to bottom, generating a monolithic, private volume within the urban space.

Diagonal cutting modifies the conventional downstairs backyard type and generates outdoor spaces on each level. At the same time, the walls along the diagonal cut protect the outer space of passersby. Large sliding glass sheets create continuity between indoor space and enclosed outdoor decks.




At ground level, the diagonal cut provides entry into the cellar and garage. The kitchen, dining and living room occupy the first floor above ground, while the area just above the garage ramp forms a media room with seating and projector.

The children's level is well above, with the separate space of individual containers providing privacy to the rooms and a large open play area. At the top, the master bedroom is divided into an open space with a bed, a large bathtub and a walk-in closet. Usage is optimized by recombining all leftovers generated by diagonal cutting.


















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Location


Address 2 Monitor St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, United States


Robert Silman Associates





Creating, Renewing, Preserving, Sustaining…

This has been the vision of Silman since its beginning as a one-person New York based practice in 1966. Since then, Silman has grown to a staff of more than 160 among its three offices in New York, Washington DC, and Boston, of whom over 50 have professional registrations and more than 20 are LEED Accredited Professionals or Green Associates. To provide the highest quality structural engineering services possible, the principals have fostered an approach centered on constant collaboration among owners, architects, and other consultants. Our engineers are trained to be effective listeners, creative problem solvers, and knowledgeable about all facets of the construction process. After participating in more than 21,000 projects, Silman has earned recognition as one of the leading firms in the country for its innovative spirit in the design of new architectural works and the sensitive modification of existing structures.

Address - New York32 Old Slip, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10005 USA
Phone - New York+12126207970
Address - Washington DC1053 31st Street NW, Washington, DC 20007 USA
Phone - Washington DC+12023336230
Address - Boston111 Devonshire Street
Boston, MA 02109 USA
Phone - Boston+16176956700
Websitehttps://silman.com

Dagher Engineering


Dagher Engineering is an award-winning building systems engineering and sustainability consulting firm located in New York City. Since 2000, our guiding principle has been that properly designed, installed, and maintained building systems promote energy efficiency and economy while maximizing occupant comfort and minimizing environmental impact. We continue to engineer increasingly efficient and better buildings for our clients, and we strive to use our creativity in designing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and life safety systems to limit the impact on the built environment.




We are the sensitive engineers: sensitive to the architect's aesthetic, to the owner's needs and budget, to the users' experience, and to the environmental impact of the project. We thrive on complex problems and the collaborative process required to achieve beautiful solutions.

Dagher Engineering actively promotes programs and designs intended to reduce and reuse resources. We advocate for the implementation of environmentally responsible alternatives that reduce the building industry's impact on natural resources.

Address29 Broadway, New York, NY 10006 USA
Phone+12124802591
Fax+12124802654
Websitehttps://www.dagherengineering.com

Carroll House - 5000 sq ft Shipping Container Home, Brooklyn, NYC, USA

Sanlitun South - Using Shipping Containers in Commercial Complex Facade, Beijing, China






Project Sanlitun South
Location Beijing, China
Design Team Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano
Area 24,000 sq m
Year: 2008
Client: Guo Feng Development
Photography: Shuhe Architectural Photography

Awards:

International Architecture Award, 2009
WA – World Architecture Community Award, December 2008




Shipping container commercial complex is organized like a medieval village, with a dense web of narrow alleys, low buildings, high walkways and bridges connecting all levels. LOT-EK has developed the northeast of the "village", consisting of three separate and interconnected buildings that is dedicated to shops, restaurants and event spaces. Other architectural firms commissioned to develop the other buildings include KKAA / Kengo Kuma & Associates, SHoP Architects and Sako Architects.

The concept of the LOT-EK is centered on the ancient typology of Chinese "hutong", the inner city alley that comes alive through small commerce, acting as a multi-level outdoor circulation. In each track, a scaffolding system adapts to the varying width of the track in its cross section. Scaffolding is connected throughout the buildings by a random system of horizontal metal rods that act as handrails and brise-soleil, defining galleries at the upper levels and generating a tunnel as perspective within the path.

The pace of the shipping container commercial complex is based on the width of the ISO shipping container (8 feet) that is randomly inserted into building facades and protrudes on the pathways. At ground level, the function of containers is basically that of canopies that hang over store entrances, shop windows or other small functions inside. In the upper floors the containers are drilled by the operation of horizontal circulation, as entrances to the stores and as the showcases along the galleries. At each level the container emerges as a large three-dimensional graphic object layered with signage and logos.

An orange mesh, also perforated by containers, wraps around the entire outer perimeter of the northeast section adding privacy and solar refraction along the exterior facades.








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Sanlitun South - Using Shipping Containers in Commercial Complex Facade, Beijing, China

APAP OpenSchool - Shipping Container Structure for Events, South Korea






Project APAP OpenSchool
Location Anyang-si, South Korea
Area 511 sq m (5500 sq ft)
Containers 8

A shipping container structure has been designed as an open space for OpenSchool. Positioned along the riverside to encourage waterfront recreation, it allows users to be visitors, spectators and actors during the course of the APAP2010 Public Art program.

Eight containers are distorted 45 degrees and combined in a herringbone pattern generating a large arrow-shaped volume that hangs three meters over the landscape. The structure is strategically placed over the city-level Hakwoon pedestrian walkway, on the edge of the riverbank descent, marking the territory as a central place for gathering, resting and contemplation.




Three distinct, interconnected areas provide a sequence of various spatial experiences within OpenSchool:

1. At ground level, the shadow of the shipping container structure becomes a public amphitheater taking advantage of existing sloping topography. The lower section of the amphitheater offers a view of the landscape along the river bank. The upper section, reaching a higher level, surrounds the main open space below the shipping container structure, making it a place for presentations. Social spaces attract public gatherings and community exchanges. A container, directly linked to pedestrian paths, invites access to the upper levels.

2. On the second level, carved out of a floating volume, the program includes a large, open, multifunctional space that functions as a meeting / assembly room and exhibition space, as well as two resident artist studios. The two front walls, along the north-west axis and at the largest balance of the structure, are solid and pierced only by a series of small holes. Located at different heights for children and adults to access, these holes provide different landscape views, focusing on the natural and urban surroundings of the neighborhood. The smaller container facades are fully glazed allowing natural light, cross ventilation and views of the park below. A staircase, contained in one of the structures, leads to the upper level.

3. A large deck area on the third level extends along the river. Resembling a trampoline, the rooftop deck offers an interesting view from its suspended position, while two large benches provide space for social interaction. The strong graphic treatment of the shipping container structure, with its vibrant yellow color makes the structure visible to cars and pedestrians and as a reference point in Anyang's urban space.













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APAP OpenSchool - Shipping Container Structure for Events, South Korea

Qiyun Mountain Camp - Shipping Container Park, China






Client: ZYJ Sunriver, China
Building Type: Entrance Pavilion, Market Street, Restaurant Plaza, Acquatic Sports Pier, Rest Stations
Location: Qiyun Montain Camp - Huangshan - China
Size: 75,000SF
Design: 2015
Completion: 2017
Structural Consultant: Silman Associates
Fabrication: ArchiSpace




The Qiyun Mountain Camp is a large natural adventure and extreme sport shipping container park in China. It is located by the Qiyun Mountain, a beautiful natural and sacred site as the birthplace of Taoism and the yin and yang symbol. We designed all the public services within the pristine natural setting of the park. Shipping containers are cut on a bias to generate the base units of the various buildings. They are joined, mirrored, tilted and recombined to fit the several programs and to make up new typologies. Three different areas are carefully inserted in the landscape considering the varying topography and are color-coded to create detectible landmarks within the natural setting.

The orange and blue area at the entrance is marked by the gate building and market street. The Entrance Pavilion, a gate with turnstiles below and offices, ticket area and information center above, is visible from the main roadway to the park. It provides access to Market Street, occupied by shops, cafes, service areas and restrooms, with pergolas, double levels and upper decks to connect to the surrounding landscape. The yellow and blue area of the Restaurant Plaza is located on one of the park’s hills. It overlooks the river below with its indoor space and outdoor terrace, and slopes down toward the park through an open amphitheater. A long, tilted container is the lunch platform for a zip-line. Near the water, the blue Aquatic Pier provides lake access and related services. Modular units are combined around a shaded cluster with changing areas and cafes, arrayed to offer storage for kayaks and to direct visitors to the water, where a floating pier stretches into the lake for water sports.

















Qiyun Mountain Camp - Shipping Container Park, China

LOT-EK





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LOT-EK STUDIO

LOT-EK is an award-winning architectural design studio based in New York and Naples, Italy. Founded in 1993 by Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano, LOT-EK has been involved with commercial, institutional and residential projects globally. In addition, LOT-EK has conceived and executed exhibition design and site-specific installations for major cultural institutions and museums, including MoMA, the Whitney Museum, the Walker Art Center and the Guggenheim. LOT-EK has achieved high visibility for its sustainable and innovative approach to construction, materials and space, through the adaptive reuse (“upcycling”) of existing industrial objects and systems not originally intended for architecture.

LOT-EK APPROACH

Our sustainable approach to construction through upcycling has been the basis of structural projects at all scales. We are committed to ecologically responsible and intelligent methods of building. To that end, we leverage the technological properties of existing industrial objects to create architecture. Our goal is to not only upcycle the objects themselves, but to upcycle the intelligence that went into their development. Beyond the inherent sustainability of our design methodology, we are committed to researching and implementing innovative ways to conserve materials and energy. Our projects have long been considered ground-breaking and innovative. LOT-EK's first monograph, Urbanscan, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in February 2002. LOT-EK Mixer, was issued by Edizioni Press in 2000, and MDU: Mobile Dwelling Unit, published by DAP, was printed in June 2003.

LOT-EK PRINCIPALS

Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano have degrees in Architecture and Urban Design from the Universita’ di Napoli, Italy (1989), and have completed post-graduate studies at Columbia University, New York (1990-1991). Besides heading their professional practice, they also teach at Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in New York and lecture at major universities and cultural institutions throughout the US and abroad.
In December 2011, Ada and Giuseppe were recognized as USA Booth Fellows of Architecture & Design by United States Artists (USA).

Address181 Chrystie Street #2, New York, NY 10002 USA
Phone+12122559326
Websitehttps://lot-ek.com/




Shipping Container Homes, Buildings and Structures by LOT-EK