Delavegacanolasso for Tini Devises a Modular Showcase Garage for a Madrid Home
60 days. That’s the length of time Madrid-based modular home company Tini promises construction and installation of its units, which are designed by Ignacio de la Vega and Pilar Cano-Lasso, both also of architecture firm Delavegacanolasso. That estimate includes customization, and although there are two standard sizes for Tini modules—253 and 366 square feet—many clients combine them to meet their specific spatial needs.
For a Madrid residence, two units were joined to create a 560-square-foot showcase garage for the family’s 1948 Porsche 356 and 1959 Austin Healey 3000. The architects customized the modules to accommodate six lindens on the verdant site. “We adapted the width and length of both structures, so we had no need to touch the trees,” de la Vega explains. “As a result, from the first day the pavilion looked as if it had been there for years, totally integrated in the garden.”
The pavilion’s frame is weathering steel, while the 29.5-foot-long facade is composed of a trio of manually operated sliding doors with vertically oriented 2 ¾-inch-wide pine slats that allow light and air into the space. Interior plywood boards were painted a dramatic matte black to highlight the vintage cars, while the floor is a treated prefab concrete slab. The architects set down a pair of black Barcelona chairs and a custom pine side table to create a lounge area within the pavilion. Though less than 200 feet from the main residence, the garage feels light-years away.
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