on the occasion of design miami/basel 2014, AUDI company presents the TT pavilion, a pre-fabricated wood and aluminum installation developed by german designer konstantin grcic. the polygonal mobile structure is created using original vehicular parts from the third-generation AUDI TT. this particular approach symbolically transfers the technology used in automotive engineering to an architectural design installation. mounted on pylons, the temporary architectural structure of konstantin grcic can be easily set-up, given how it was built and designed as a free-standing object.


‘for me, the audi TT is a car that you drive from the city out into the countryside,’ says konstantin grcic. ‘I respond to this experience with a pavilion concept that stands as a point of destination at a remote site. cars are industrially produced, mobile pieces of architecture. they not only offer protection but also are perfectly equipped functional spaces for working, communicating, eating and relaxing,’ the german designer also adds.

portable AUDI TT pavilion by konstantin grcic at design miami/basel 2014
the TT pavilion of konstantin grcic, alongside the new AUDI TT coupé — exhibited at design miami/ basel
all images courtesy AUDI AG


the TT pavilion of konstantin grcic draws reference from the architectural designs and prefabricated houses of jean prouvé — iconic french architect. in the 1950s, the designer started developing various types of prefabricated houses, which were designed above all to be quickly assembled into one piece. among his best known pre-house projects is called the ‘maison tropicale’ – galerie patrick seguin exhibited the ‘maison demontable 8×8’ in 2013 at design miami.


the TT pavilion installation of konstantin grcic can be viewed alongside the new AUDI TT coupé and its virtual AUDI cockpit from june 17 to june 22 at the design miami/basel expo.