Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Creative solutions and the ability to think "out of the box". Urban Parking solutions
Facades are highly regulated and as you might expect parking is at a premium. However you cant just stick a garage on a building in San Francisco. This solution is one of the most creative I have found and I must say I admire. Essentially a lower level garage was created in what would have been the old servants quarters when this victorian was built. What is different is rather than put a garage door on the front. The historic facade was maintained using "gate technology" design and hanging the original facade on a frame. The two doors , one smaller on larger open in sequence and create the door opening while preserving the architectural integrity of the building, and parking for four cars!.
More info about this project can be found on their site: