Remember that Mayan-end-of-the-world madness that people got so excited about last year? Well, we’re a bit late on finding the best place to party on the last day on earth (had it really happened), and if we had to recommend somewhere it definitely would be in a big-ass luxury bunker.
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This is the ultimate safe house for ‘keep fit’ junkies. You finally have an excuse to use that gym membership in your wallet that you pay for every month. Make an excursion down to the gym, take as many treadmills as you can, and position them around your house. Hook them up to a few solar panels and you can sit back, content in being the carrot, dangling in front of the donkey that they can never get to.
The Cocoon Tree is a giant sphere made from aluminium poles covered with tarpaulin and is intended to “get you in harmony with nature” and to “reconnect with sensations forgotten since the modern world consumes us today”, but we think this is actually just a bloody good zombie hideout. Probably not very good for hauling around with you, but where better to spend a few nights catching up on some much needed sleep than suspended above the ground in a hanging tent, safe from the zombie threat. Obviously you would have to hang this thing a bit higher up than in the picture, but you get the idea. You could even get a few of these and start a small community up in the trees (once you’d sorted out a food and water supply of course).
Read more over on www.cocoontree.com
This doomsday shelter is being built below Kansas prairie where millionaires will be able to sit out the Apocalypse in style.
So far, four buyers have thrown down a total of about $7million (£4.4m) for havens to flee to when disaster happens or the end is nigh. And developer Larry Hall has options to retro-fit three more Cold War-era silos when this one fills up.
What worries me about this though is that although it may be comfortable and full of rich people to hang out with and chat about “the old days” with, it is an underground shelter. Underground shelters worry me because they are secret and so no rescue team is coming, and secondly they become a death trap if breached. Even if there is more than one way in and out, can you trust everyone else in there to not give away your position and avoid bringing unwanted attention? Personally, I would choose my survival group, not hole-up with a bunch of random millionaires.
Read more on this over at the DailyMail website.
“The Safe House,” designed by Polish Architect Robert Konieczny at KWK Promes is pretty much the perfect zombie-proof construction. This house is real and is situated in a small village at the outskirts of Warsaw. Its design is essentially a giant concrete cuboid that unfolds origami-style to reveal a very modern living environment.
“The clients’ top priority was to gain the feeling of maximum security in their future house, which determined the building’s outlook and performance.
The innovation of this idea consists in the interference of the movable walls with the urban structure of the plot. Consequently, when the house is closed (at night for example) the safe zone is limited to the house’s outline. In the daytime, as a result of the walls opening, it extends to the garden surrounding the house.
The sliding walls are not dependent on the form of the building. That is why this patent can be applied to both modern and traditional, single- and multi – storeyed houses covered with roofs of different geometry.
This universal solution we came up with gives a new type of building where not the form but the way of functioning is the most important. The name: „safe house” gains a new meaning now.”