Sieger Suarez Architects and Dezer Development have released details of a 61-storey skyscraper in Miami Beach, which features a lift that allows residents to drive vehicles directly into apartments on all levels.
SSA (Sieger Suarez Architects) came up with the concept for the car elevator, which was then patented by Dezer Developments under the name the "Dezervator".
Each unit of the 749-foot (228 metre) skyscraper will have a three- or four-car garage attached directly to it, which can be accessed by one of four lifts accessed from the ground floor.
At the lower levels, the elevators will be enclosed in glass so that passengers can see the public spaces of the building through the windows of their vehicles. The garages will be outfitted with EV charging stations as well as additional storage, and the lifts will be able to rotate the vehicles depending on which end needs to be accessed.
The structure of the building is oval-shaped, and the individual apartments have oval shapes as well because of the large amount of glass frontage that it provides.
"The diamond-shaped glass wraps the sides of the building. It allows each large patio to have a layer of glass instead of the railing overlapping the balcony to protect you from the wind." said Sieger.