Take Your Choice
One of the most visible names in cargo-architecture, Lot-ek plans to debut its own container-based kit home -- the Container Home Kits -- in 2006. It has two models: one compact but with two levels, the other more open and loft-like, with double-high ceilings. Both kits will be fully finished, complete with windows, lighting, and insulation.
"The concept is to present more of an architectural-sized industrial product, in a way, like a designer-made chair or armoire," says Lot-ek architect Giuseppe Lignano. Currently, Lot-ek is finalizing pricing, but the launch is scheduled for spring.