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Swiss carpark is the modern day "Batcave"


June 15, 2012

The “Batcave” garage, located in Herdern, Switzerland

The “Batcave” garage, located in Herdern, Switzerland

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Switzerland's Peter Kunz Architektur is responsible for the creation of this modern day “Batcave” located in Herdern, Switzerland. The private garage studio has been constructed into the hillside and features five giant concrete cubes that jut out of the surrounding, apparently untouched, landscape. The concrete cubes are furnished with a single glass panel, creating a dramatic outlook onto the adjacent valley.

The fifth cube is installed with a sliding door that acts as the garage’s “secret” entrance, while an internal staircase offers users foot access to and from the rooftop. In total the garage can house eight cars, with at least four of them appreciating some of the best views in town.

The grass rooftop helps to camouflage the garage into its surrounding environment, however I’m sure the collection of gold Porsches parked in front of the windows are sure to gain some attention! Nonetheless, the Swiss architects have found a creative way to put some lucky guy’s prized car collection on display and protect them at the same time.

Source: Peter Kunz Architecture via Ignant

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To park 8 cars how big a parking lot do you need to build on TOP of the Hill?

Matthew Jacobs

I wanna see that 911 pull out of the enclosure, wait for the oil lines in the right rocker panel to get crushed...

Bill Bennett

@Bill... those are just artistic "windows" to display the cars while parked... not the actual exits.

Cheers, Doc R

Matt Rings

Cars parking is a bigger problem in shockingly congested cities in India than even congestion on roads. I have been told that an average car needs about 100 sq feet of space to rest when sleeping. Now if I take the example of our capital Delhi, the city has 3.5 million cars ( or heavier vehicle) and a total metro area of about 3000 sq kms .

That's almost 350 million sq feet of space required by these vehicles at any given time !

u do the Math, but the problem is gigantic by any estimations

But the solution is not bigger or vertical parking lots. The solution is less or no cars in the city. Or lets say if 90% commuters use personal cars every day, this figure should be brought down to 10 % . All the rest should use public transport

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