Automobile Container

The dark and uninhabited domain of the typical garage is reconceived as a light-filled environment where the automobile can be viewed as an object in nature. The new structure is sheathed in polycarbonate panels and cedar siding, topped by a metal roof. The greenhouse-like building is naturally ventilated through solar powered attic fans.

It is a unique place to nurture the automotive spirit.

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS:
2011 AIA Chicago Small Project Honor Award
August 2011, the Automobile Container was featured in an article and on the cover of Chicago Architect Magazine
2010 Design Evanston Residential Award

LOCATION: Evanston, IL
CLIENT: Private Residence
ARCHITECT: UrbanWorks, Ltd.
CONSULTING FIRMS: None
PHOTOGRAPHY: Anthony May
PROJECT INITIATION: 2006
COMPLETION OF WORK: 2006
SITE AREA: 800 SF (building)