A real estate developer recently decided to build an apartment tower fully equipped with car elevators which allow residents to have their vehicles parked just a few feet away from them. More precisely: they get to sleep whilst their Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, or whatever other expensive car they happen to own is unwinding its wheels inside the living room.
Truth be told, these apartments in Singapore might cost a bit too much for any ordinary folk to be able to afford ($7,5 million / €5,98 million), but that seems like a small price to pay for the luxury of unloading your groceries right next to your fridge.
Joking aside, what interests us – from an environmental standpoint, naturally – is the fact that, thanks to these car elevators, it was no longer necessary for contractors to dig up the earth in order to build an underground parking lot. Therefore, it could be argued that the ecological footprint of construction activities was somewhat diminished.
Still, it may very well be a long time before such households become available for the general public.