Akiyoshi Takagi Architects have the solution for your obsessive devotion to your motorcycle – an apartment complex designed to make sure your bike is stored every night in a beautiful and pragmatic space of its own. The Japanese architectural firm has designed an apartment complex which integrates a motorcycle garage into each unit.
The lower floor of each apartment is both a garage and a laundry room and gives tenants access to the upper floors without wandering around outside in a parking lot. A curved central courtyard is made large enough to allow bikes to turn around.
You can bet on one thing, that the neighbors, certain to be as biker-centric as you are, won’t complain about how loud your departure is each morning.
And Takagi aren’ t the only firm working on the problem.
Yukio Asari of Love Architecture Inc. has also designed an apartment building – this one in Setagaya, Tokyo – specifically designed with the bike in mind. This three story steel framed building includes the living space and a narrow garage area on the bottom floor which is large enough to fit a motorcycle as well.
Perhaps an apartment is just a tad too small for your needs?
Then Watts Architects has a solution for you which might fit your need for a bit more space; an entire home dedicated to you and your bikes. The Motorcycle House was created from an old English Tudor home to be friendly and accommodating to your entire collection.