Concealing a Garage

Cars are among the largest physical objects we own, which helps us rationalize the generous square footage we allocate to them on our property and in our homes. Because of their size, they’re not an easy aesthetic problem to solve. Architects and designers have always struggled with how best to orient the mass and large footprint of the garage. Detached, connected, trellised, to the side, to the rear, beneath — every possible location requires compromise.

In this video I discuss various strategies to conceal the garage. In hopes that we can move beyond arriving to the garage door rather than the porch or the front door.

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  1. softminimal1
    June 18, 2015

    In my area nearly every house looks like a garage with a house attached to it lol, hate it.
    I have 2 double garages one on either side of my entry which is in the centre.
    I have a large 1 bedroom apartment above and then the main house is on one level at the back with a central courtyard, works beautifully.

  2. Jonathan Miers
    November 19, 2015

    I'm loving your content.

  3. Ar. Dionisio Salvador
    March 1, 2017

    Great stuff you have here

  4. MaZEEZaM
    March 26, 2017

    The first one is definitely my favorite, I really like the clean crisp design that pretty much hides the garage and also allows external space for washing of cars.

  5. fusilism
    April 7, 2017

    this is very informative thank you

  6. aBRMN
    April 7, 2017

    Brilliant content, clear audio, amazing insight, and depressing that i didn't find this channel a while ago.

  7. homes24
    April 8, 2017

    Love your channel, I subbed!!!!

  8. juan manuel rodriguez
    May 29, 2017

    hi, could you tag the project references you use? thanks! great content

  9. lilisunsparkle
    August 16, 2017

    hey guyss, I love your videos!!! is there a way that you guys can maybe list the houses shown. I really wanted to look up more information about the house at 5:15. (if someone in the comments knows something, let me know!! 🙂 )

  10. Nick Milledge
    October 12, 2017

    can you please send me the photo that was in 1:38

  11. KinG_HuBli
    October 17, 2017

    Good day so what if you would like to make the cars a key feature? Example would be driving past a house and seeing three super expensive cars as you drive past. What would the restrictions be regarding for example glass doors but how would one compliment the cars to the house?

    Hope to hear from you.

    Thank you for the video.

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