Nissan Styling Studio

Nissan Styling Studio for Nissan Design America at Farmington

Nissan Design America commissioned architectural team Luce et Studio to design an elegant courtyard for the Nissan Design Group, where the team could privately showcase its new technologies and concept cars. Zahner worked with partners Wallace Engineering and Turner Construction to produce the courtyard for the campus.

Completed in 2005, the Nissan Styling Studio features a double layered perforated metal skin which has an offset spiral, 30 feet into the sky.  The perforated screen allows light to enter while preventing viewers from peering in from the outside. This was a key aspect of the design, because the courtyard was used to display concept cars that weren't yet available to the public. The oval shaped space at the Farmington Hills Facility is known as "The Egg," an exterior courtyard where final prototypes could be viewed in natural daylight.

Nissan Styling Studio and Technology Center from Afar

Nissan Styling Studio and Technology Center from Afar.
Photo © Paul Rivera

Photograph of the Nissan facade during a heavy snow

Photograph of the Nissan facade during a heavy snow
Photo © Paul Rivera

Photograph of the Nissan Egg during a heavy snow

Photograph of the Nissan Egg during a heavy snow
Photo © Paul Rivera

Nissan Styling Studio and Technology Center

Nissan Styling Studio and Technology Center
Photo © Paul Rivera

Nissan Styling Studio mockup at Zahner Headquarters in Kansas City

Nissan Styling Studio mockup at Zahner Headquarters in Kansas City.

Nissan Styling Studio mockup at Zahner Headquarters in Kansas City

Nissan Styling Studio mockup at Zahner Headquarters in Kansas City.

CAD Rendering of the Nissan facade

CAD Rendering of the Nissan facade.

Architect drawing of the Nissan Styling Studio and Technology Center

Architect drawing of the Nissan Styling Studio and Technology Center site.
Image © Albert Kahn Architects.

Aerial Photograph of the Nissan Studios

Aerial Photograph of the Nissan Studios.

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