- C42 Showroom in Paris, France (Manuelle Gautrand) - Abu Dhabi Automotive, United Arabian Emirate (ONL) - Civic Center Parking in in Santa Monica, USA (Moore Ruble Yudell) - Shinjuku Gardens in Tokyo, Japan (Cheungvogl) - Gloucester Gateway Services, Great Britain (Glenn Howells Architects)
The automobile has shaped the appearance of our streets for 100 years now. At the same building types have been created to serve it. Parking garages and gas stations as new species of architecture and showrooms whose exhibition spaces and display windows are markedly different from the usual businesses have decisively changed the cities. This book is dedicated to this type of architecture, showing esthetic and technical solutions of the past few years. Not a few architects have been unmistakable ?car freaks? (Frank Lloyd Wright), or been occupied with the automobile (Le Corbusier: Maison Citrohan), or have actually designed cars (Walter Gropius for Adler). This fascination of the profession can also be seen in the architecture built for the automobile today.