Private car display with underground carport
The car display building and subterranean carport project was designed by Geneva based atelier b29 architects for a villa near Lake Geneva, to host a private collection of classic vehicles.
The building provides security for the valuable vehicles, as well as freeing up space to create a "paddock area" for manoeuvring.
and are sheltered beneath a 7.5-metre-long pitched roof. This is supported at one end by a small semi-glazed enclosure, which can be used for extra parking and maintenance.
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 two car-sized lifts are operated by giant electric pistons, and below ground, the internal conditions of the garage – including temperature, lighting and humidity – can be controlled from an app on the client's mobile phone. The app also delivers feedback on the building's energy consumption.