Could unused parking structures be used as apartments? | Architecture | Dezeen

Our latest MINI Living video features a conceptual housing project, with houses made from shipping containers placed within repurposed multi-storey parking garages.

Park House is a proposal by American firm KTGY Architecture + Planning to transform unused parking garages into the framework for housing units that would be built from industrial shipping containers.

Each unit would combine three shipping containers to form a 960-square-feet (89-square-metre) apartment fitted with bathroom and kitchen facilities.

In KTGY Architecture + Planning’s proposal the containers’ side panels would be removed to open up the structure, which would be reinforced with steel beams and prefabricated walls, separating the space into different rooms. A small space underneath each container would allow for plumbing and electricity to be installed.

The housing units would then be “plugged” into the side of unused multi-storey parking garages side by side to create rows of apartments.

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