The Real Deal New York

Danish designer reimagines sustainable homes

January 12, 2014 05:00PM

 Shipping containers have long been repurposed for everything from boutique shops to micro-homes. But the Danish architecture firm Lendager Arkitekter has taken the concept to another level in terms of design, sustainability and luxury.

Upcycle House is environmentally sustainable housing concept with a $310,000 construction budget. Using out-of-commission containers and everything from recycled aluminum soda cans and reused bricks, to champagne corks and recycled glass tiles as building materials, Arkitekter wants to create a living space that is both environmentally friendly and economical.

And in the end, Upcycle House produced roughly 86 percent fewer CO2 emissions than the average home-build, according to Curbed. [Curbed]Christopher Cameron