The client’s private showroom showcasing their favorite model to be enjoyed from the living room
Nominated for ‘Best Project 2020’ by Archilovers
As proud owners of two Jaguar models the clients asked Amsterdam based architecture office Bureau Fraai to design a garage to safely store them, preferably showcasing their favourite model so that they could enjoy this beauty to the fullest. The architects came up with the concept of a private showroom in their backyard visible from the main house. The showroom is designed as a distinct black volume in which the two Jaguars are stacked using an automatic car lift.
The large steel plate framed window frames the client’s favourite model as if it were a painting; a ‘painting’ to be enjoyed from within their own living room. The characteristic design of the showroom is enhanced by integrating a custom designed grill with Jaguar logo referring to classical models from the car brand’s history.
IJburg, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Michel Pronk Bouw
Studio de Nooyer