AUTOHAUS is a project completed by the American architectural firm Matt Fajkus Architecture in 2017. The structure, which doubles as a car collector’s garage and private residence, is located in Austin, Texas, USA, and covers a total ground area of 4,088 square feet.
The building’s compact living quarters are perched atop an open area, which is used as an automobile exhibition and social gathering space. This second level is shifted forward to allow a double height view down into the garage space, while creating an everyday carport beneath the hovering bedchamber in the front.
The interior is stylish and contemporary, with an open plan that helps create the feeling of a space greater than it actually is. Large clear glass walls allow for the easy entry of natural light, which floods the space and gives it a luminous quality. Carefully chosen decorative accessories serve to make the rooms feel like a home and grant it a touch of character that clues us in as to the personalities of the home’s residents.
A roof terrace tops the home, surrounded by a tree canopy which serves to give it a touch of privacy as well as create a mix between urban living and nature.