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Audi TT gets its own field pavilion

Audi TT gets its own field pav...
The mobile pod offers entry through seven TT tailgate-equipped doorways
The mobile pod offers entry through seven TT tailgate-equipped doorways
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The Audi TT Pavilion is on display at the Design Miami/Basel show
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The Audi TT Pavilion is on display at the Design Miami/Basel show
The mobile pod offers entry through seven TT tailgate-equipped doorways
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The mobile pod offers entry through seven TT tailgate-equipped doorways
The look of the new TT Coupe provided inspiration for the design of the pavilion
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The look of the new TT Coupe provided inspiration for the design of the pavilion
The TT Pavilion is a design by Konstantin Grcic
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The TT Pavilion is a design by Konstantin Grcic
The Audi TT Pavilion is on display at the Design Miami/Basel show
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The Audi TT Pavilion is on display at the Design Miami/Basel show
Inside the TT Pavilion
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Inside the TT Pavilion
Audi is a sponsor of Design Miami
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Audi is a sponsor of Design Miami
Audi at Design Miami/Basel 2014
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Audi at Design Miami/Basel 2014
Audi at Design Miami/Basel 2014
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Audi at Design Miami/Basel 2014

Not long after it revealed the Q3 camping tent, Audi has presented another car-inspired living space. Developed by industrial designer Konstantin Grcic, the TT Pavilion blends parts and design cues from the Audi TT into a futuristic field shelter.

In creating the TT Pavilion design, Grcic took his inspiration from the new Audi TT Coupé, along with 1950s-era prefabricated houses from French designer Jean Prouvé. He and Audi worked with actual parts from the TT and used modern prefabricated home construction techniques to create a portable, freestanding shelter made to be used anywhere.

The Audi TT Pavilion is on display at the Design Miami/Basel show
The Audi TT Pavilion is on display at the Design Miami/Basel show

"Cars are industrially produced, mobile pieces of architecture," says Grcic. "They not only offer protection but also are perfectly equipped functional spaces for working, communicating, eating and relaxing. For me, the Audi TT is a car that you drive from the city out into the countryside. I respond to this experience with a pavilion concept that stands as a point of destination at a remote site."

One might expect a piece of architecture based on the TT to be a round structure, but instead the TT Pavilion takes on the form of a polyhedron. Seven Audi tailgates create an airy, wide open space that can be closed off from the world outside. The lower halves of the two-part doors drop down to create entry ramps, tying into the look of the TT's front end with grille-like traction strips. The structure stands atop pylons and is meant to be set up in "uncertain terrain."

Inside the TT Pavilion
Inside the TT Pavilion

Grcic created a spartan, open interior with seats extending off of each wooden wall and industrial floor grating at each entryway. The design frees occupants to work, communicate, eat and relax as they see fit.

Purely a design exercise, the TT Pavilion is being presented at this week's Design Miami/Basel event in Switzerland, where it appears with the new TT Coupé and the virtual Audi Cockpit. The show began on Tuesday and runs through Sunday.

Source: Audi

2 comments
martinkopplow
Well, it has nothing to do with the Audi TT. It could have used any car's tailgate. It is not even watertight, and appears gererally useless.
BigGoofyGuy
I think that is really nice. I can see it as a really cool looking gazebo or perhaps a basis for a small house or small office. It looks like a syfy landing pod or could be housing that could be transported to another planet.