Decorating & Design

May 3, 2021

5 Innovative Garage Concepts Inspired by Sustainable Living

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The New Garage, a sustainable design challenge from Volvo Cars Canada and IDS, empowered Canadian design enthusiasts to re-imagine the garage space, which has become a new frontier in design as Canadians spend more time at home.

A panel of highly regarded Canadian architects and designers came together to judge the challenge, including: APPAREIL architecture: Kim Pariseau and Justine Dumas, MSDS Studio: Jonathan Sabine and Jessica Nakanishi, Campos Studio: Javier Campos, and from Sweden, Volvo Cars’ Head of Design, Robin Page.

We’re highlighting the winning submission and shortlist finalist’s conceptual designs, which embody livable, innovative and sustainable elements, and are inspired by the Volvo XC40 Recharge. While designs were received from entrants of varying backgrounds, experiences and regions across Canada, they showed some common themes that could predict the future of garage spaces.