25 February 2015

A Looping Snail-Like Building That Fits A House And A Garage

To be built in Ålborg, Denmark, the ‘Villa Gug’ house sports a curved, looping design that makes it look like a snail.

Conceptualized by Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group, it incorporates a large glazed garage to reflect its owners’ love of cars.

The 750-meter-square building transitions seamlessly from the garage to the rest of the home, including the bedrooms and living room.

Situated on a hill, the house frames a private courtyard that gradually slopes upwards to account for the uneven topography.

“Instead of hiding the vehicle away in a basement, or a large garage, we suggest a house that smoothly turns from car to home. The building’s character gradually changes from an introverted garage and showroom at the driveway to the more open functions, including kitchen, living room and terrace on the top of the building,” said the firm.

Construction on the house is currently underway, though the completion date is unknown.

Check out some concept images of it below. What do you think of its design?

[via Dezeen, images by Bjarke Ingels Group]