Just like the song says. 🙂
I started to take driving lessons. Again! After I haven’t touched a car in many years… So funny cars are back among my favorite subjects! And, of course, everything else connected to them.
As we already have those insane cars, maybe it’s time to search for a cool parking place in a a modern metropolis. I could find a lot of pictures of crazy, smashing car parks. The location is absolutely impressive for some. Others have an amazing architecture or artistic paintings. Mmmm… I wish I was there with my little car.
On the stage, once more
A wonderful car park inside the former Michigan Theatre. We could say it is Detroit’s stylish Italian Renaissantist parking garage, ironically built on the same site as the first automobile workshop owned by Henry Ford. After one hundred years, the site is turning to its original function, leaving behind the glorious times as an amusement marvel.
“It is not merely a theatre for Detroit. It is a theatre for the whole world. It is designed to be the great showplace of the middle west.” (Kunsky, August 1926)
Tickets for the view?
The amazing scenery makes a simple parking garage stand out from the crowd. Deeply dug into the rock, the concrete parking lots imagined by Swiss firm Peter Kunz Architektur give the enjoyment of the mountainous splendor of Herdern, Switzerland
Green is lovely
Especially if we bring into discussion the most amazing garage in Miami Beach. A few palms, some green bushes and a few plants crawling the walls in search of light – a wonderful terrace in the middle of the city. It’s hard to believe it can hide a simple parking.
And because we are at the green chapter… Last year, there were some rumors about some fascinating power generating parking lots that were going to form a 10 megawatt photovoltaic carport for Aramco headquarters, in Saudi Arabia – the world’s largest parking of this kind. I wonder if the project became a reality…
Eureka Parking in Melbourne has the walls and floors painted with an outstanding illusion in order to indicate the directions easier inside the building. Being in the right position, the driver can see the distorted letters as one piece.
The Amazing Tromp L’Oeil Art of Eric Grohe
And because we are talking about illusions, it is impossible to ignore the Cornerstone Square Parking Garage, Canton, Ohio. A true marvel. A simple building completely transformed by painting its exterior with three dimensional images. A work like this demands talent, imagination, experience and Eric Grohe has them all. More about the technique…
Sea Firefly or Umihotaru
If it happens to be in Tokyo, you have the opportunity to park your car in one of the most weird spots. Umihotaru floating car park is a lovely artificial island for the ones who are not seasick and want to admire a beautiful view…
Giant books decorate the facade of the Kansas City library parking. Isn’t this feeling like Alice in Wonderland?
And I love the following guerilla advertising campaigns.
So… Who said car parks were ugly and boring? :)))
For the ones interested in details concerning car park design, the architectural side of these beautiful places and also information on charging hybrid and electrically powered vehicles, there is a nice book:
That’s about all!
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