The brief for this competition was simple: design the garage of the future. We, however, see the garage as a relic of the 20th century, seldom used for storing cars and more often used to store our hoardings / pingpong table / beer-making apparatus. The residential garage has become a multi-purpose space free from the constraints and formality of the typical Western home in that it can be used for any purpose, and be maintained in a state of order or flux.
On the other hand, the residential carriage house in-fact has no future. In locations such as California, the cost of construction of a garage is equivalent or more to the cost of the car it might contain. And as cars become smaller, more fuel efficient, and use more renewable energy sources – as they are constructed from recycled materials and become themselves completely recyclable – it is questionable if the automobile can even survive as a status symbol worth the additional construction. View the project at the dwell website.