Saturday, 3 November 2012

Hybrid Car Park: Lofted Parking Spots into Urban Lofts

Hybrid Car Park: Lofted Parking Spots into Urban Lofts:

You don’t see them outside of big cities, but where real estate commands enough of a premium, stacking vehicles starts to make sense. But what happens when those spots outlive their usefulness?

Eugene Lubomir has an idea – UpLIFT – for transforming these disused spaces into modular dwellings made of prefab panels and recycled materials.

Building physical frameworks is one of the most expensive aspects of new developments, so making use of existing infrastructure to provide support for new homes makes a good deal of sense.

Given the slot-work nature of these frames, inserting new units and removing old ones would also be relatively easy – they can be slid in from the front and rotated on demand.

Another benefit of this approach is the ability to incrementally change the nature of usage over time – some spots could be retained for parking cars, while others are used to loft homes.

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