Big-city parking can be a challenge, but a high-rise in Singapore offers an innovative solution to the problem. The Hamilton Scotts apartment building features unique "En Suite Sky Garages" that use an elevator to deliver cars right into homeowners' premium living spaces.

Instead of the car living in an underground garage as is common in most high-rises, these apartments make owners' cars a focal point, parking them behind a glass wall off the living room, as seen above. To park, residents pull into a designated spot and then use a biometric thumb scan to send the car to the appropriate apartment.

The building's website says that it offers 54 three-bedroom, 3.5-bath apartments and two "uber luxurious penthouses." While the the site doesn't show pricing for the units, CarScoop says that the apartments list for $7.5 million while the four-car penthouse suites command $24 million.

Would you trust an automated elevator to valet your Lamborghini? Check out the video below to see how it happens.


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        brandon
        • 2 Years Ago
        Damn, is this true? That sounds like awfully fictitious numbers. If it is true, then I need to move.
        Toddley
        • 2 Years Ago
        Except for the ones that aren't loaded, which is most of them.
        orangesofcourse
        • 2 Years Ago
        But only 1/10 have a car in Singapore because of the cost associated with it. "Since Singapore is a small island with a high population density, the number of private cars on the road is restricted so as to curb pollution and congestion. Car buyers must pay for duties one-and-a-half times the vehicle's market value and bid for a Singaporean Certificate of Entitlement (COE), which allows the car to run on the road for a decade. The cost of the Singaporean certificate of entitlement alone would buy a Porsche Boxster in the United States. Car prices are generally significantly higher in Singapore than in other English-speaking countries and thus only one in 10 residents owns a car." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore
          • 2 Years Ago
          @orangesofcourse
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        Jeffrey Smail
        • 2 Years Ago
        Where did you get your figures(1 in 6) ? And LIQUID? And "a lot of people there could afford this. "
      RWD
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ha, forget the thumb print, I want to choose which apartment it goes to. That way you can send your Bugatti Veyron SS to the neighbor you don't like, just for a second, just to say, "Oh wait, YOU don't own this car, how silly of me!"
      Jeffrey Smail
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder why a Lambo and Aston is considered plebian, espescially in Singapore, where owning ANY car is a God-blessed previledge. It is probably the most restrictive place on earth to own even a simple car. In the first place. in order to purchase one , one has to bid for a piece of paper called the COE(certificate of entitlement) which fluctuates according to monthly demand (so says the powers that be). At current rates the COE for a 2L car is almost SGD$1000k , be it a simple Cherry or a Merc. The cost of a simple Vios now is about $120k (cost or car=+/- 50k, COE= +/- $70) . And you can keep it for ten yrs, when you have to either scrap it and get some loose change back OR extend ownership for 10 more yrs after paying a premium based on the average of 3 mths of the last 3 COEs. And thats not the end of the story...
        luujerr
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jeffrey Smail
        wow had no idea... this is an interesting bit of info
      Mike J
      • 2 Years Ago
      There is a Condo in NY under construction that has this feature
      drewpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      i don't get it...why don't they just ride the car to their apartment?
        Tourian
        • 2 Years Ago
        @drewpy
        My guess is liability. They can risk someone loading the car wrong or hitting the gas while on it. So they make you get out and let one of their trained operators handle it. I saw a guy riding with the car at the end of the video, but he wasn't IN the car.
        jmi2
        • 2 Years Ago
        @drewpy
        can you send the groceries up with the car and then take them out? oh, wait! no one who owns the type of cars shown don't do their own grocery shopping. never mind...
      Ian D.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like the future has arrived for most parts of the world. Meanwhile, the United States can't even get pass it's petty politics to improve upon it's infrastructure or offer high speed rail to commuters. Every time my passport is stamped, I'm blown away at how some countries actually embrace forward thinking and innovation as oppose to the pessimism that accompanies "change".
        untitledfolder
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ian D.
        How you made the leap from a stupid car elevator to America being behind on infrastructure, I don't even know. Just pure fallacy. There are probably frickin' 10 of these on a block in Hollywood somewhere, not a big deal. These cars also cost like 10x more with taxes in Singapore, so good luck.
          animat0r
          • 2 Years Ago
          @untitledfolder
          None in hollywood. Probably not the best example, hollywood is a dump. Anyhoo, yeah, I agree with Ian. We really have to get past this 'Merica is the bestest ever ****. We need a lot of work on our infrastructure. Travel a little, and you'll know. We aren't worst, but we aren't the best either.
          Ian D.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @untitledfolder
          untitledfolder lol you're right. My comments were kinda warped and off topic.
        Carma Racing
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ian D.
        It is about individualism and personal transportation. Cattle are herded onto trains, is that how you see yourself?
          jonnybimmer
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Carma Racing
          Number one reason why ALL car enthusiasts should promote any public transportation: The more people that use public transportation, the less people on the road. Speaking as someone who was raised in LA and currently lives in SF, I have a good sense on what it's like when people use public transportation more and I gotta say from a driver's POV, it's pretty nice.
          ksrcm
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Carma Racing
          True, but they still travel more comprtable than cattle slammed in airplanes.
          ksrcm
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Carma Racing
          *comfortable*
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        Ak74
        • 2 Years Ago
        Counter weight?
        Rafe
        • 2 Years Ago
        Theoretically, you can get it back by converting potential energy back to power power when the cars are lowered.
        Cheetahjab
        • 2 Years Ago
        I'm just laughing at you two being so butthurt
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      Awhattup
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well... this thing's been around decades... many congested cities have these elevated valet parking tower. not just luxury places. it's just cheaper way to build parking structures when buying extra space is difficult
      Stinkyboy
      • 2 Years Ago
      my building offers curbside parking every other side twice a week.
      to your email L
      • 2 Years Ago
      They had this in 'The Fifth Element' except the cars flew
      Karl T
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is hardly a new concept. http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/car-elevator-featured-in-nyc-condo-complex
      Jeffrey Smail
      • 2 Years Ago
      Calling Mr JOHN BLAZE. Being half-way around the globe in Atlanta, have you EVER been to Singapore. Would you like to migrate there?
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