The Vibrant World of Car Park Design
These days Furrymouse Protondesign is a name familiar to almost everyone with even a passing interest in the vibrantly thrilling world of modern car park design. Protondesign has - for several years - led the world in designing car parks where the spaces are only marginally larger than the cars they are intended for - sometimes by as little as one tenth of a millimetre. She also places the parking spaces at precise angles, which make the spaces awkward to enter without extensive manoeuvring and near-impossible to get out of using only the available dimensions of conventional space-time. She also pioneered the art of placing supporting pillars, walls, bits of garden, kerbs, bollards, waste bins, lampposts and suchlike in the most inconvenient places for the potential parker to navigate around.
Eschewing the wide-open plan of the more conventional car park, and the free-form design of the piece of wasteground, spare field, bombsite or other unused space that once traditional made use of as a car park in the early history of mass motoring, Furrymouse has attempted to move the rather staid concept of the car park in a more contemporary post-modern direction. She envisages car parks as a place where - she hopes - 'patrons will come to see parking as a metaphor for the dilemmas inherent in the modern world, where the car - representing the existential self - finds itself unable to fit with else into the contradictory complexities of our modern fractured society with anything approaching either ease or simplicity.'