Smart Car Pavilion

Seth Barnard (website)
The Cooper Union
Second Year Design Studio
Faculty: Ricardo Scofidio (website)


A “SmartStation” used for the display and sale of the 2.5 m long “for two” Smart Car, located on an urban site in Manhattan. Two cars are located here, one outside for display, one inside for test-driving. The SmartStation has one employee, exhibition space, and service space. This project brings ideas of shelter, site, technology, and weather into an urban context. The idea of the showroom was translated into a billboard, the marketing typology of the area. Using the fundamentals of pictorial space (foreground, middleground, background), the architectural billboard entered a fourth dimension…  

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