Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Private car display with underground carport in Tannay, Switzerland by B29 architects
February 5th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
This garage is situated in the rustic village of Tannay, in Switzerland. Designed to host the client`s beloved vehicles, it offers various spaces with different qualities, maintaining a dynamic but discrete and elegant presence in the context. The project is a sequence of three separate spaces: The entrance, an enclosed space covered by a long roof and a double underground parking.
The linear, 7.5-metre-long pitched roof roof is modelled on a 19th-century stable block, but instead of the traditional timber bracing, the structure is built from concrete and brick; based on the concept that nowadays, the racehorses are replaced by powerful engines and special custom cars.
The pre-stressed V-beam was designed to resist winter snow falls and strong winds. The roof creates an open but covered exterior space in front of the garage offering more spatial options without excessive construction. In the details, an industrial function-oriented style gives to the space a special character that blends interestingly with the rural environment.
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