Sticker Shield

I'm a bit obsessive-compulsive about removing stickers, so every time I have to change one of NY's several extra-sticky windshield permits, it reminds me of how much joy Sticker Shield brings. Instead of applying the sticker to the windshield, apply it to one side of a Sticker Shield and trim to fit. The other side of the Sticker Shield is a low tack adhesive that …

Holger Schubert Maserati Garage

A beautiful car deserves a beautiful garage, and Holger Schubert’s minimalist 1200-square-foot carport for Maserati's Design Driven competition is exactly that. Overlooking western Los Angeles, Schubert's winning design has a setting more akin to an art gallery than a garage. Accessed by a separate driveway bridge, the sustainable structure allows the car to remain the focal point of the airy elevated garage. The white walls …

The Architecture of Parking

If architecture is, as Mies van der Rohe held, "the will of an epoch translated into space," then it's no surprise that a rabid proclivity toward parking structures marks the last century. Born out of an increasing reliance on cars, the design of parking garages range from the mundane to profound. Oftentimes, though, they're mistaken as purely utilitarian structures that have nothing to add to …