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First Car Loft

German Architects are about to build the first Car Loft.
Filed under:  Architecture
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A wet and steamy dream for car enthusiasts.

The acropolis of transportation engineering and home of arguably the greatest four wheel creations in history has taken the next step towards composing the ultimate ode to the automobile: the car loft. German architects Manfred Dick (who sought a patent for his concept) and Johannes Kauka are about to break ground for what promises to be a wet and steamy dream for car enthusiasts and safety minded yuppies alike.


Car loft garden.

No longer are you required to park your Z8 alongside that wannabe with the M3 in the common undergound garage of the central Berlin bulding where your sleak modernist loft is located. Now you drive straight on into the car elevator (that promises to even be able to fit a Bentley), push the button, and off you go into a Jetsonian futurama dream of parking your car outside your penthouse. The architects point out that safety and comfort are two of the major advantages that come with this garage concept.

Unloading the groceries and the twins is now easier than ever (for the nanny), and your family is better protected from kidnapping or carjacking attempts (at home, if you only have one car?), which is why there seems to be a lot of interest from Israel and Russia for this idea.

Ultimately, this is a pretty cool gimmick, hands down. The claims that it is more economically viable in certain inner city situations is probably based on creative accounting for the most part, but economies of scale might push this into a more affordable realm in the near future (i.e. cell phones?). And, if you cannot sleep at night, you can always go and sit in your Bugatti, and dream about flying in it? before you kiss it good night. However, if these Swiss grass powered cars are able to fly too, then the demand for this concept might run into some trouble shortly.

(source: landliving).

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Car loft living room.

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Car loft living room.


Car loft bathroom.


Car loft kitchen.

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Car loft 3D rendering.

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Car loft 3D rendering.

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Car loft penthouse 3D rendering.


Car loft floorplan.


Car loft floorplan.

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Car loft plan.


Car loft floorplan.


Car loft map.

  Official site.
Marco Lammers3541 days ago

Well, I love the concept - and I love that's being built - but Manfred Dick is not by far the first to come up with it. I remember Block 25 @ ijburg Amsterdam, but also one the 'Urban Drive-in' design for the to-the-max competition. The car-elevator system itself has been plug-and-play for ages, and you can find buildings virtually anywhere using the technique, with the most beautifull automatic parking garage probably being near Stuttgart - can't remember the name right now.

WP2956 days ago

woah this is just awesome. my mind was blown with the concept. i wonder how much all of these costs.

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