A beautiful garage

What is it?

Parking garage by Swiss architect, Peter Kunz. The concrete structure is partially buried into the side of a hill, with the individual spaces projecting out like warmly-lit jewel boxes exhibiting their precious contents. Kunz states that “each spot is like a private cubby with a large glass panel, so you can park and enjoy the hillside view at the same time.”

Save for the photos, we haven’t been able to find much information about this project – is it a public or private garage? Is it attached to a house or other building? How do the occupants access it either in their cars or on foot?

We may not know much about it, but we can nevertheless appreciate the poetic siting and fine detailing. This is a beautiful little project executed with great deftness and skill.

First seen on Unique Design Obsession, here.

Author: Warwick Mihaly

I am an architect, writer, teacher and father.

3 thoughts on “A beautiful garage”

  1. I love this project, I remember seeing this a couple of years ago and it made a serious mark on my cortex. I have not been able to shake it. I have also often wondered about it, is someone’s personal garage and how do they use it?

    1. Surely it must be a private garage for a client with a collection of vintage cars or something similar? Otherwise it seems a paradox to devote such time and energy to a parking facility.

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