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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Zombie-Proof House 2

Zombie House Returns

Some time ago, I saw a couple of pictures of a model of a house that you might want if you went all-out to get something that was zombie-proof. Well, that was amusing, but I'm sure everybody thought it was a big joke.

What, you aren't ready for Z-Day - Zombie Apocalypse Day?

Well, yes, it is a bit of a joke - the house pictured below is just a scale model and would cost big bucks to actually build - but it struck a real chord with people. Many folks dream of having their very own fortress compound.

That said, it is claimed that a Polish architect, Robert Konieczny of KWK Promes, designed this as the world's first zombie-proof abode — the "Safe House." Nice promotional work, Mr. Konieczny!

It is further claimed that this house actually exists and was built on the outskirts of Warsaw. I have very serious doubts about that, particularly since the only pictures of this you can find are of an obvious concept model complete with fake grass, fake people and even a fake cat!

The design features Rubik's Cube-type movable parts and folds in on itself completely at the end of the day to seal against outside threats.

"Every day the house acts in a similar way — it wakes up every morning to close up after dusk," says the architect. Sounds like it takes lot of energy on a daily basis then, eh, Mr. Konieczny? Those solar panels will be working overtime.

The Safe House has just one entrance, on the second floor, connected by a drawbridge.

For extra security, after crossing the bridge, visitors would have to wait within a safety zone before being let into the rest of the house. Kind of like an airlock on a spaceship.

During the day, the house opens onto a garden and the movable walls change position to create a courtyard.

"There is no risk of children escaping to the street area in an uncontrolled way while playing in the garden," says Mr Konieczny. Of course, if they wait until after dusk, they might have some difficulty getting back in, though.

Please check out this gallery of pictures of the most secure home in the world that isn't located in a bomb shelter or patrolled by its very own private army of hired mercenaries.

With the way things are going, anyone building this might wind up having the last laugh. At least you can safely piss off your nosy neighbors from the roof!

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I think the cat who appears in a couple of pictures is a nice touch.

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Not to be a know-it-all or anything, but I think it could use a moat.

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The cat really loves that deck.

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