Protective covers

A carport, speaking technically, is an open-sided structure with shelter elements intended to offer definite protection to vehicles, primarily cars, from weather conditions for parking time. Carports may be compared with garages on some parameters but unlike garages allow for more ventilation.

The first design of the carport is credited with an American architect Walter Burley Griffin (November 24, 1876 - February 11, 1937), best known for his role in the architectural planning of Canberra, Australia's capital city.

As early as 1909, carports were used by this architect in his design for the Sloan House in Elmhurst, Illinois, USA.

In the 1930s through the 1950s, carports were also being used by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959), who influenced the entire course of American architecture and building. He began using the carport for the first of his "Usonian" houses series.

Of course, first carports were bearing the stamp of their time and were reflecting development level of their epoch.


KDR wide-beam


MLC wide-beam