peter kunz architektur: garagenatelier in herdern

peter kunz architektur: garagenatelier in herdern

‘garagenatelier’ by peter kunz architektur, herdern, switzerland all images © peter kunz architektur all images courtesy peter kunz architektur peter kunz architektur: garagenatelier in herdern

in the mountains of herdern, switzerland is ‘garagenatelier’, a parking structure by swiss practice peter kunz architektur. five concrete cubes are embedded into the landscape, partially revealing the solid enclosure by the sloping terrain. the structural material frames a glass pane offering outward views of the thur plain from the parked cars. a driveway leads visitors down the hillside to enter through one of the end units. a sliding glazing panel allows entry into the facility. within the surface of the glass, inscriptions by artist oliver kühn depict the relationship between automobile and man.

the five slots which are visible from the exterior project from the footprint of the unified interior which is capable of containing eight vehicles. natural daylight enters the cave-like space through the windows, brightening the dark cast concrete floor along with spaced tubular lamps. a concealed stairway leads individuals to the roof top of the structure and consequently back up to the level of the road.

peter kunz architektur: garagenatelier in herdern glass fronted parking spaces are embedded into the landscape

peter kunz architektur: garagenatelier in herdern interior

peter kunz architektur: garagenatelier in herdern floor plan / level 0

peter kunz architektur: garagenatelier in herdern section

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  • That’s the point everyone. The cars on display in nature.

    Jun 20, 2012
  • not enough cars in the city?…

    Jun 19, 2012
  • It’s raw. I love the natural / simple look of it, yet I wonder who is going to walk in mud and grass to look at the cars, when it seems there is nothing else to do (The interior is also quite “empty”). And in my opinion, should you want to integrate the parking in the landscape, please do not make it so visible and dramatic. Then a last question: What if you don’t have a Porsche ?

    Jun 18, 2012
  • @david
    overseas in europe it really doesn’t get that hot.

    Back on topic, looks dope, definitely seems more for a private collector though.

    Jun 18, 2012
  • is very beautiful for to contemplation the nuclear apocalypse

    Jun 17, 2012
  • from living in concrete bunker type situations with large pane windows facing the sun in NYC, I can say that I would prefer my fancy Porsche stay out of that intense heat and light. although i can appreciate the modular look.

    Jun 16, 2012
  • How do the cars get there?

    Vania Pinto
    Jun 16, 2012
  • a little excessive for five cars…

    Jun 15, 2012
  • yuppishissl…. putting concrete cubes into beatyful nature landscape.. just to show the expensive cars

    Jun 15, 2012

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