WORKac’s garage Façade makes a parking a car into an unexpected opportunity for social interaction. In just four feet of depth, the facade packs in a vertical series of public spaces, including a gallery for graffiti art, a children’s play area with slide and climbing wall, a garden with a single palm tree, a DJ platform on top of the egress stairs, a lending library, listening lounge, fountain, bar, car washer/charger, and space for pets.
At the roof level, a few parking spaces are removed to accommodate a small auditorium and beach space. A reservoir collects runoff from the roof to irrigate the garden.The public spaces and connecting staircases are expressed on the façade as a series of mesh-screened tunnels, like an ant farm of urban activity presented to the street below.
Amale Andraos + Dan Wood
Sam Dufaux, Goran Eriksson,
Yuchen Guo, Trevor Hollyn Taub, Yue Zhong
Terence Riley, Master Planner
Tim Haas, Associate Architect
(Miguel de Guzman + Rocio Romero)
Juan Calvache, Santiago Calvache, Reinaldo Calvache,
Maria Camila Constantini, Olive Gelpi, Miles Gelpi,
Leticia Neubern, Carina Neubern, Diana Vazquez
"Sambarama" by The Juanitos