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The Outrageous Garage – a New Trend?

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These cars look like toys or artworks in precious boxes. Architect Peter Kunz tucked windowed parking boxes into the hillside half buried – with gigantic front window glass like a series of storefronts – as if revealing great treasures.

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The architect’s brief for this home was to design a way for the owner’s luxury car collection to be displayed for guests to ooh and aah over in pride of place in the living room.

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The solution? The garage got revolving parking, with an elevator to lift each car up for display in the living room! Each priceless trinket had its turn to go on display.

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Here the architect devotes the entire length of a very large ground floor to luxury car displays. But it is not only the private residences that are being designed to lavish love on the automobile.

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This semi religious museum-like space for parking is designed by BIG under a green housing complex in Germany. In some places the ceiling height is up to 16 meters which gives the impression of a cathedral-like space.

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The gigantic heights are created by stepped terraces of housing above the parking – in what amounts to a manmade mountain, leaving the giant hollow space underneath for parking.

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But this ridiculous “en-suite parking garage” for penthouse apartments in New York City – just tops them all.

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One comment so far to “The Outrageous Garage – a New Trend?”
  1. wermund Says:

    Sorry but I have to point out that The Mountain (project by BIG) is NOT in any way located in Germany, it is smack in the middle of Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark! Get your facts straight.

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