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Autofamily House brings out your inner Bruce Wayne


October 10, 2013

Autofamily House bears more than a little resemblance to a suburban version of Batman's Ba...

Autofamily House bears more than a little resemblance to a suburban version of Batman's Batcave (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)

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Far be it for we at Gizmag to inadvertently reveal the secret identity of a crime-fighting superhero, but let's just say that if Poland had its own version of the Dark Knight, then he'd probably live in this house. Featuring a subterranean car tunnel that runs under the garden and directly into the home, the Autofamily House bears more than a little resemblance to a suburban version of Batman's Batcave.

Autofamily House's driveway is set upon a level plot and gradually turns into a tunnel. The attractive house and garden are both raised 3 m (10 ft) above with a retaining wall, and in order to avoid breaking up the garden, the tunnel sports a green roof.

The tunnel also contains the owner's sizable art collection (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)

To complete the wow-factor that visitors experience, the tunnel entrance also contains the owner's sizable art collection. As for the house itself, we know very little beyond the basics: it was completed in 2012 by Polish architects KWK Promes, measures 990 sq m (10,656 sq ft), and features two floors. As we said, very little.

But then it wouldn't be a secret lair otherwise, would it?

Source: KWK Promes via Arch Daily

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Adam Williams Adam scours the globe from his home in North Wales in order to bring the best of innovative architecture and sustainable design to the pages of Gizmag. Most of his spare time is spent dabbling in music, tinkering with old Macintosh computers and trying to keep his even older VW bus on the road.

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I think that is really cool.

10th October, 2013 @ 05:13 pm PDT

I suppose my first of what could be many questions is "why do you want your car in the house?"

Marcus Carr
10th October, 2013 @ 06:18 pm PDT

@Marcus, I would say, when the car(s) is more worth than the average house. Why stick your $$$$$$ Ferrari down in the garage, it is not a car, it is a child to some people.

11th October, 2013 @ 04:18 am PDT

the same people who brought us the zombie house

they definitely think in different boxes

11th October, 2013 @ 09:26 am PDT

Radical idea, awesome, need these worldwide.

Stephen N Russell
11th October, 2013 @ 06:23 pm PDT

Surely this is far closer to Tony Stark's idea of urban architecture than Bruce Wayne's?

Jason Catterall
13th October, 2013 @ 01:25 pm PDT
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