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This also applies to the way we draw cars and the structures that contain them. Cut-away and ghosted three dimensional drawings of cars portray the complexity of their systems that must fit within an aesthetically pleasing body. It’s mechanical functionality, driver environment, and exterior appearance can be viewed simultaneously as one fully integrated system. Parking structures, however, are reduced to simple repetitive floor plates with little concern for their experiential and spatial qualities beyond maximizing vehicle storage. Through these modes of representation, the automobile has evolved and the parking garage has stagnated.

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Freed Parking: Towards a New Culture of Architecture and Automobility  

book completed for Thesis Preparation at Syracuse University School of Architecture, fall 2011

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