For many people, their cars are like a second home--it's where many spend time daily, socialize, and even eat on the go. Acclaimed industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has built upon that concept in his latest commission for Audi: a mobile prefab pavilion built from seven Audi TT tailgate doors for this year's Design Miami/Basel fair. Clad in wood with seven aluminum ramped openings, this polygonal space explores the intersection of automotive engineering and architecture.
Inspired by both the Audi TT sports car and the prefab designs of French designer Jean Prouvé, Grcic wanted to create a structure that could be quickly assembled but also exude an iconic and timeless beauty. The freestanding TT pavilion can be constructed in any factory and assembled to create temporary shelter in any remote location. The pavilion’s adjustable pylons allow the structure to sit on uneven terrain.
“Cars are industrially produced, mobile pieces of architecture,” says Grcic. “They not only offer protection but also are perfectly equipped functional spaces for working, communicating, eating, and relaxing.” Grcic specifically chose the Audi TT sports car because of its geometric design and iconic status. The TT Pavilion is currently on display at Design Miami/Basel from June 17 – 22.
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