Apr 22, 2010

Want to See a Lamborghini in a Living Room?

BAM!

living room with lamborghini Want to See a Lamborghini in a Living Room?

When you have a car like a Special Edition Lamborghini Countach, people are going to want to see it. If you happen to be entertaining guests in your living room, relocating to your garage can be a chore! The solution? Bring the car into your living room with a fancy hydraulic lift from your underground garage [obviously]. Such was the request of this homeowner in Tokyo. Thankfully, architect Takuya Tsuchida, of the number fives architectural design office, was up for the challenge.

lamborghini countach underground garage to living room Want to See a Lamborghini in a Living Room?

DESIGN CHALLENGES

– Limited to a construction area of 2,108 square feet (196 square meters)
Must have garage that can accommodate owner’s 9 cars
– Ability to display individual cars in living room
– Open concept with high ceilings and room for a very tall tree

open conept house in tokyo Want to See a Lamborghini in a Living Room?

living room with showcase for car Want to See a Lamborghini in a Living Room?

WHO, WHERE and WHEN?

– The client is a businessman in his mid-40s who runs a clothing and restaurant business
– The property is located in the posh Shirokane neighbourhood of Tokyo, Japan
– The design took 11 months from March 2006 to January 2007
– Construction took place from February 2007 to January 2008

car in living room japan Want to See a Lamborghini in a Living Room?

big tall tree in living room Want to See a Lamborghini in a Living Room?

SIZE

– Site area: 2,108 square feet (196 square meters)
– Construction area: 1,249 square feet (116 square meters)
– Total Floor Area: 3,560 square feet (331 square meters)

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crazy loft in tokyo Want to See a Lamborghini in a Living Room?

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SOURCES
number fives architectural design office
– First spotted on What We Do is Secret

kre house mockup Want to See a Lamborghini in a Living Room?

kre house tokyo japan layout Want to See a Lamborghini in a Living Room?

kre house floor plan Want to See a Lamborghini in a Living Room?

kre house shirokane tokyo japan with hyrdaulic lift Want to See a Lamborghini in a Living Room?

takuya tsuchida house in tokyo Want to See a Lamborghini in a Living Room?

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house in shirokane tokyo Want to See a Lamborghini in a Living Room?

kre ouse by takuya tsuchida Want to See a Lamborghini in a Living Room?







If you enjoyed this article, the Sifter highly recommends: RIDICULOUS OPEN CONCEPT LUXURY LOFT IN SOHO

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