This is the first comprehensive international survey of one of the most neglected but most important building types of the modern era: the parking garage. Four main chapters define the most influential aspects of parking design: elevations and facade; construction and materiality; the use of light; and experimentation. The books wide-ranging importance and detailed plans make it an indispensable and inspirational resource for students, professional architects, engineers, urban planners and developers.
Simon Henley is principal of award-winning London-based architecture firm Buschow Henley. Educated at the universities of Liverpool and Oregon, Henley was shortlisted for the UK's Young Architect of the Year 2002.