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A post world war II garage is spectacularly restored

A post world war II garage is spectacularly restored

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Design and architecture company Graypants debut an impressive garage restoration project

Located on the edge of Puget Sound, the original structure was built in the post world war II era - which Graypants have converted into a residential cabin, carefully preserving the feel of the old construction.

The Seattle and Amsterdam-based design collective said of the project: "The garage aims to make design mysterious. Making mundane tasks of our lives into opportunities that create beauty through joyful interaction.  Providing a canvas that allows imagination to make new old and old new.  The new becoming a theatre to watch the old gradually fade away.  This space wasn't about ordinary... it was about touching on boundaries of what is ordinary."

New modern elements have been mixed with the old design to breathe new life into the structure - simultaneously revamping the function of the space. Such as entering through the solid Corian sliding speakeasy cabinet, illuminating the stretched canvas walls with a mobile phone, revealing hidden beds beneath wooden floor panels that fold into seating, and lighting the century-old wood burning stove. The cabin appears to float above the ground and features an exposed square frame wide flange for support, which illuminates the member from within the web. 

Graypants glowing garage

Graypants glowing garage

Graypants glowing garage

Graypants glowing garage

Graypants glowing garage

Graypants glowing garage

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