“The Safe House,” designed by KWK Promes, a Polish Designer, designed this house to withstand, well, Zombies. It probably wouldn’t fare any better against a nuclear blast but were 1000 brain starved Polish people knocking on your door, it’s a sure win.
The house has only one entrance on the second floor which folds up as a drawbridge when needed, leaving no other way in or out of the house. I hope there is at least one emergency exit, say.. if your plan doesn’t go as you wanted and you’re stuck in a house full of Zombies. Also, what if when the time comes your drawbridge doesn’t work? I hope the owner gives it some practice and maintenance – if any of the window gates, drawbridge and the airplane hanger garage door get stuck at an important time, you better hope your underground sprinklers filled with hot sauce do the job (that’s what I would have).
(see more photos at All That’s Interesting)
“The most essential item for our clients was acquiring the feeling of maximum security,” begins the designers’ website in the summary of the structure. Who wouldn’t feel safe in a concrete rectangle that folds in upon itself to become completely sealed? Even the windows are covered with a slab of concrete when the structure is in lock down.*
I’ll take it, even if it is a bit sterile and lifeless looking. I once saw a mausoleum that looked just like that place in Argentina.
However, I wouldn’t mind this place in Buenos Aires, the city library. As much as it is a concrete monster, if you close off your main entrance somehow, you don’t even have to block off the windows at all and can sip tea while watching the hordes below – and never run out of things to read. However it is in the middle of an enormous city and it could take a while for things to “die down” if you know what I mean.