A team of Berlin architects has designed the ultimate living space for you and your car, the drive in apartment.
The idea is simple; an elegant but heavy-duty lift (strong enough to hoist an armour-plated vehicle) lifts the limo directly to the loft-style apartment. It is parked in a kind of conservatory with only a large glass wall separating it from the living space.
The whole process of approaching the house, entering the apartment and parking the car takes two minutes. That is not only a time-saving device – think of the time and petrol expended in the search for a free parking space, but is also attractive to vulnerable VIPs. The most dangerous moment for a celebrity is when he or she disembarks, or when the windows are lowered. This risk is eliminated, say the car-loft designers, by an electronic system that allows you to open the lift door and take it to your floor without reaching out and pressing a button. You stay in your car until you reach your living room. More info at www.carloft.de.