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It looks like Williamsburg's original shipping container home has got some competition. 







The Carroll House, designed by cargotecture specialists LOT-EK for a private client, is currently under construction at 2 Monitor Street (which is also in Williamsburg, Brooklyn), and boasts a frame made of 21 stacked steel containers. 









But the home's biggest surprise - its dramatically sliced profile - is only visible when you view it from the side.









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 to the rapidly changing neighborhood.” 










At 5,000 square feet, the townhouse will offer plenty of room for its inhabitants, and will even feature an enclosed courtyard and pool area. 









Even though slicing all 3 floors of the residence might seem like a waste of usable space, the daring design actually makes the home more livable by opening up the rear of each floor and bringing in light and air – undoubtedly a conscious choice to help minimize the feeling of living in a box. 






The angular design also creates opportunities for large outdoor decks and solar shading on every level.




From LOT-EK’s renderings, it looks like the final home will be painted a brownish color and the side of the home facing Richardson Street will only have a few, ultra-thin windows (which seems fine since the house’s open back will provide ample light). 






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