“The Safe House” was designed by Polish architect Robert Konieczny of KWK Promes and I must say it is absolutely fantastic. If I were to be in the middle of the zombie apocalypse, this is the house that I would be wanting to be in.
The house itself when seen during the day looks perfectly normal with some kind of futuristic look about it but when night falls, all that changes. The huge blocks of concrete that you can see besides all the windows swing shut and a huge iron shield is rolled down at the rear of the property. The only way to get in or out of this zombie fortress is really through the drawbridge that swings down over the pool area outside.
“The Safe House” has walls that are one and a half feet thick which are sure to keep any unwanted guests out. Konieczny’s clients wanted security above all, and the most striking feature of the house is its ability to transform. Part of the exterior walls, 7 feet high and up to 72 feet long, can retract from the driveway area, where they form a protective courtyard, to seal off the lower floor. Check it out in the vid below.
“The whole building is a concrete monolith, while its mobile parts — for the sake of considerable size — are light steel trusses filled with mineral wool. As a result, the building is perfectly insulated when closed,” KWK Promes says. “The whole house as well as the mobile elements are clad with cement-bonded particleboard.”
Located on the outskirts of Warsaw, the Safe House has just one entrance, on the second floor, connected by a drawbridge. For extra security, after crossing the bridge, visitors have to wait within a safety zone before being let into the rest of the house.
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