Ah, to be rich enough to simply drive into your underground garage onto a car elevator and be carried right into the heart of your living room – or at least to be able to implement other creatively luxurious interior design ideas like this one.
A moving platform – finished with wood slats to match the surrounding floors – lifts up and down on a hydraulic system at the push of the button, almost like something out of a spy movie. In this case, it’s one of the homeowner’s nine cars – a Lamborghini – that gets the honor.
Takuya Tsuchida (Photos by Koichi Torimura) twisted arms and fought building codes for his client when seeking to install this unique horizontal, in-house garage door and elevator system. Much like the infamous patio Cardok car lift design, the imprint left behind after the lifting process in the otherwise rather ordinary living room space is noticeable but not too obtrusive.
Considering the work that went into this amazing automobile elevator, however, one has to wonder if the rest of the rectilinear plan and white interior decor could perhaps use a bit more excitement as well – though perhaps that would detract from the sports vehicle sitting right next to your couch and park alongside your kitchen space.
“The house is located in the high-end residential area. The most remarkable requests in the various clients’ demands are ‘garage space for nine cars’, ‘the most favorite car in the living room’ and ‘high tree in the living room’. Since all the request are not able to be accommodated on the project site, the building itself was designed as a big ‘Living Room.'”
“Utilizing the entire basement, nine cars are able to be parked. Lamborghini is my favorite, by a custom-made lift is a lift to the living room floor. When the lift is lowered, making the system closed other movable floor. Various height and size rooms are floated randomly in the big living space. Structurally, light steel structure boxes are hanged from or attached to the reinforced concrete box. These randomly floating boxes keep adequate distance and height with the car and the high tree and create attractive open space. Spaces under the boxes have invisible borderline and each space has the different functions according to the height.”
“Though there are numbers of large scale items in this house, instead of setting the usual layer of floors, random floating boxes make the spacious living area possible.”