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Friday, April 29, 2011

The first modern zombie-proof, apocalyptic bunker house/home- WTF!?

Steve Sherrick from Modern Vintage Productions (My camera guy for the "Tiny Yellow House" youtube episodes (click the logo in the left column)) sent me this one....

Ok...this one's far from a tiny house, and being shown as more a case of really idiotic people blowing their money on stupid, pointlessly extravagant things.....and I'm not usually one to be negative, but for all the money they must have expended on this home, its still left devoid of any comfort, or any really stellar design appeal or style. Is it supposed to resemble a cold, robotic, prison? I'm left confused as to whether or not this is some multi-million dollar joke or not.....or if this person is just really paranoid (or the CEO of some ruthless citizen-robbing corporation who knows that its only a matter of time before the "villagers" have had enough).

In all seriousness, there are a few elements I do like, but all in all, its just another case of wasteful overindulgence- even the owner has to realize this (and I'm sure it financially pleased the architects to no end).

The write-up from "All That Is Interesting".....

Somehow, ritual drunk-conversation concerning team captains for the apocalypse has become a major part of the lives of 20-somethings. Having been matured in the Grandaddy-crowned masterpiece film (put “A.M. 180” on and forget that you have a job), 28 Days Later, we’re all a little too ready to deal with the 2012 of our dreams.
     “The Safe House,” designed by KWK Promes, starts to get eerily close to something I could work with, if say 200 bludgeoned members of the undead army came over to eat their way into borrowing some sugar.
     “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 on nap time.
     The house, with its movable walls, has only one entrance, which is located on the second floor after crossing a drawbridge. Seems like the perfect opportunity to use a flamethrower and defend the life of your family, while stylishly nesting in a piece of architectural elitism.
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Derek "Deek" Diedricksen