Prefab Houses - By MHM Contributing Staff on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 0 Comments
In Welcome Home House we mused that given “the rate of new designs for shipping container houses, no one should be shocked if we don’t all end up living in one of them at some time in the future.”
Apparently the Hudson River Park Trust can see the trend as well. They’ve recently selected LOT-EK’s shipping container design to renovate Pier 57, near Chelsea. Now our stores will be housed in shipping containers too!
Chelsea is already a magnet for modern green architecture, and the plan by LOT-EK to use repurposed shipping containers for the waterfront attraction fits the mold.
The proposed structure includes 170,000 square feet of work spaces for local artisans, a public market, and an additional 90,000 square foot “Underwater Discovery Center.” Read post in Inhabitat.