Quésaco: “architecture” or the art of incorporating the car into interior decoration

(ETX Daily Up) – Architecture and cars have more in common than you might think. They are associated with a love of lines, fluidity, optimization and sometimes grandeur. It is not surprising that they combine to create “architecture”.

This trend, highlighted by Penta, consists of integrating the car into the home like any beautiful object. Owners of Porsche, Maserati, Aston Martin and other exceptional cars can admire them without going to their garage. Architect Etienne Borgos, co-director of Borgos Pieper, told the magazine, “Clients are choosing to install their cars in their homes or apartments, even at the penthouse level, to celebrate the car as a design object.” “It takes car ownership to the next level.”

The desire to reinvent the car garage leads to all sorts of waste. So the Chinese agency O-office Architects turned a former textile factory in Shenzhen into a modern residence with an Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale sitting in the middle. In the Netherlands, Studio OXL renovated a carpentry workshop into a spacious loft. The master of the space wanted to be able to display a 2008 Tesla Roadster in the living room, which prompted the architecture firm to keep the old factory opening intact. Other architects choose to integrate access ramps or even elevators into their imagined properties so that big car enthusiasts can park their most beautiful models wherever they please. Whether in the living room or in the mezzanine, as in this three-story home designed by Sam Burch Architect in 2019. With a garage for up to 15 cars, this home is equipped with a freight elevator so the owner can display his Porsche and BMW on any floor. However, the latter stated on the Texas studio’s website that “we just have to [il] Be careful not to break the bay window while moving [s]cars”.

Automakers suffered “architecture”

If the term “architecture” is relatively new, the concept on which it is based is not. He even impressed famous architects such as Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, who owned more than 80 cars in his lifetime. This enthusiast would even declare that “a car is not a horse, it does not need a stable.” So it’s no surprise that some elements of his 1954 New York Auto Show are reminiscent of his most famous building, the Guggenheim Museum. Thijs Demeulemeester, Pentada journalist and co-author of the book Architecture: Homes with Horsepower, noted that the word “architecture” refers to the passion of architects for cars, but also the connection between car design and architecture.

Some car manufacturers have realized this and offer their customers to create exceptional places to store their cars. This is Aston Martin’s business. The British group is offering “Car Galleries and Lairs” from 2019 to take the “Aston Martin experience” even further, in the words of Marek Reichman, vice president and design director. “For car enthusiasts, the garage is just as important as the rest of the home. We want to take Aston Martin ownership to the next level and into a bespoke car gallery. […] “It can help our customers achieve this,” he said in a statement at the launch of the service. 800 m² property in the heart of New York village with the help of S3 Architecture. The main entrance of this multi-bay home has windows through the gallery-garage, allowing the owner to display his DB11, V12 Vanquish or Valkyrie like a piece of art.

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