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2017-10-19 12:00:002017-10-19 13:00:00America/New_YorkBuilding of the Day: Carroll House21 steel containers are collected and stacked. The stack is
Carroll House 2 Monitor St Brooklyn NY 11222
Oct 19, 2017
21 steel containers are collected and stacked. The stack is then cut diagonally along both top and bottom, creating a striking profile that invokes Williamsburg’s industrial past, while providing a sculptural nod to the rapidly changing neighborhood. The house is located on a typical corner lot in Brooklyn, measuring 25×100 feet. Transforming the containers into a single-family residence, the diagonal cut generates a private monolith enclosed from the surrounding streets. The diagonal also modifies the conventional groun-floor rear yard type and use, allocating private outdoor space on every floor of the house. Large glass doors allow access to each deck, offering light and cross-ventilation at all levels. A steel stair along the north wall connects all outdoor spaces.
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