It’s no secret that indoor shopping malls are have seen a significant decline in the past decade and are becoming all but extinct. These emptied malls have created large unused buildings that can sit vacant for years. However, the historic Arcade Providence in Rhode Island has found a new use for their old space.
The Arcade Providence, a nearly 200-year-old structure, has been revived by the Northeast Collaborative Architects team, who converted the space into 48 new micro-lofts. The lofts take up the Arcade’s second and third floors and range from 225 to 300 square feet in size. Though the Arcade hasn’t completely lost its commercial roots: the ground floor has been retained for retail space and entertainment venues.
It’s sounds crazy, but it’s true. However, it’s located in the Hamptons if that’s any relief to you. It’s also 400 square feet, has some land and is a short distance away from the beach. The house is situated in the exclusive Amagensett South enclave in the Hamptons was bought for just $300 and the trailer for $15,000 in 1956.The house next door just sold for a whopping $4 million, so it’s all about location, location, location!
This is a new trend that the rich have started, live in a trailer for the summer while they rent out their extravagant mansions. However, don’t be fooled to thinking that they have downgraded their lifestyle, these trailers have all the luxury you can fit in them including numerous bedrooms and sea views.
Located on a hilly site in Korea with a view of Chungpyong Lake to the front, the challenge for architects PRAUD with this ‘Leaning House’ was orienting it in such a way so that the weekend home received sunlight without sacrificing its lake view.
Lifting up the southern portion of the house not only solves these problems, but also created new space for a family room and a semi-private outdoor terrace. This ‘third space’ overlooks the lake while being shaded by the overhang above.
The sloping aspect of the home provides for increasing intimacy as you move throughout the house, culminating in the family room at the Leaning House’s anchor point. Zinc-wrapped exterior walls, roof, and underside provide for a contemporary, continuous theme throughout.
via Arch Daily, PRAUD, images by Kyungsub Shin
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Don’t forget! Share the outdoor terrace created by the ‘Leaning House’ with a friend!