Greenhouse Garage

Greenhouse Garage

Architect
studio a/b architects
Category
Car Parks
studio a/b architects

Greenhouse Garage

studio a/b architects as Architects

A two-car garage, 24x24 feet square, was built using translucent plastic sheets over an ordinary wood-frame structure. Through the translucent walls, objects and landscape are transformed to patches or stripes of colors. Forms are suggestive. A moon appears as an arc traced on the dark ceiling. Opaque windows and doors are set within the translucent walls. An opaque window, open from the inside, frames a focused scene in an unfocused landscape. For contrast and privacy, two walls are opaquely sheathed. Translucent windows and doors are punched through the opaque walls. When opening a translucent door from the outside, suggested forms become recognized. The juxtaposition of many gradations of visibility invites a liquidity of function. The use of this structure is not limited to just a greenhouse or a garage. It may also be a workshop, studio, banquet folly or salon. It is responsive to any inspiration.

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Simpatia Residential Building
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Simpatia Residential Building

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Vila Madalena, São Paulo, SP, Brazil - Build completed in 2011
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