A Rich Guy Turned His Garage Into The Bat Cave From The Dark Knight!

  12/30/2015

A Rich Guy Turned His Garage Into The Bat Cave From The Dark Knight

The Australian architecture firm Molecule just built a house for a SuperHero!

Accommodating a collection of cars was a central challenge. The house in its existing state was beautifully sited and scaled on its grounds; we felt that any increase in visual bulk would injure this balance and a commitment was made to treat the garaging as a ‘shadow’, concealing it in basement format below the existing tennis court and gardens.

The secrecy of the underground world introduced notions of an architectural alter-ego, an alternative character that could offer the project its modern-day relevance. The indelible image of Bruce Wayne’s garage in The Dark Knight became a totem of the design approach, sponsoring the Batman-inspired naming of the project as the Wayne Residence. For more visit, http://moleculeweb.com/case_studies/house-for-a-superhero/

Hydraulic ramp access below tennis court to 'Batcave'

The 'Batcave'

Equivalent images during construction and at completion, showing stair link between new basement and existing house
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