Does this underground garage look familiar?
The massive residential renovation project was appropriately dubbed “The Wayne Residence” as the design was inspired by Bruce Wayne’s lair in The Dark Knight.
In order to maintain the integrity of the mansion and surrounding landscape, Australia-based architecture firm Molecule created an underground garage that looks just like the movie set. A hydraulic ramp hidden near the tennis court is used to access the garage while a gorgeous glass ceiling staircase connects to the historic building. On their site, Molecule describes the inspiration for the project:
“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.”
The underground lair also conceals a 12-seat theater that’s perfect for entertaining fellow superheroes. Check out more images of Batman’s pad after the break.