Do you love your car so much that you could go to bed with it or invite it into your kitchen? If so, a team of Berlin architects has designed the ultimate living space for you and your machine: the drive-in apartment.
The idea is simple, yet also faintly disturbing. 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.
Whenever you feel the need to stroke the bonnet of your Mercedes you simply slide back the wall and bond.
Cars have become design statements, an expression of your lifestyle, says Johannes Kauka, the managing director of Topos, which is completing the pioneering apartment block in a run-down area of Berlin. So why not integrate them properly into your life? The effect is to make the car part of the interior decoration: a work of art that the proud owner can admire from his sofa.
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