Finally! A Zombie-Proof Safe House

Let’s face it: if a zombie plague were to arise, and one probably will in the near future, we’d all be screwed. Think about it: an outbreak of reanimated corpses would spread throughout the nation like wildfire, with the infected slaughtering millions and turning the bitten into their own: the walking dead, fond of the taste of flesh and always, relentlessly hungry. Never mind how many baseball bats or sawn-off boomsticks are in your possession, nor if the zombies are the moaning shufflers of George A. Romero’s “Dead” trilogy or the snarling Olympians of Danny Boyle’s “28 Days Later” and Zack Snyder’s “Dawn of the Dead” remake: they’ll find you, they’ll get you and, if you’re lucky, they’ll eat you dead.

That is, if you’re not the proud owner of this zombie-proof abode, ingeniously designed by Polish architect Robert Konieczny of KWK Promes. Built specifically to withstand an unwanted horde of braindead brain-nibblers, “The Safe House” stands in a small village located on the outskirts of Warsaw, Poland. It is an awesome piece of architecture and, more importantly, looks super-effective. It has a draw bridge, concrete window shutters, movable walls, only one entrance (on the second floor, accessible through the bridge), and a retractable metal gate. Upon closing up, the house looks like nothing more than a concrete box – unsightly perhaps, but completely protective.

All its lucky occupant needs is a shotgun and a flamethrower, and a fridge full of food, and they’re set to survive the zombie apocalypse. Well, unless the zombies outside work out how to operate a bulldozer: zombie smash! [Read more…]

A Completely See-Through Church in Belgium

They say that God sees all, and now all can see inside of his house. Well, at least inside of a fully see-through church in Belgium.

The artists who came up with this interesting idea are young Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh, collaborating under the name of Gijs Van Vaerenbergh.

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Five Impossibly Big LEGO Buildings

Ah, Legos. For the last 70 years, these interlocking bricks have been amongst the most widely sold toys in the world. They’re fun to play with because they utilize your imagination: you can construct anything you can think of, and then tear it apart so you can build something else. Of course, it doesn’t always work out. [Read more…]

Brain Health complex metaphorically built as left-brain and right-brain

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Architect Frank Gehry is the man behind this amazing building that is the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. From far away some of the building's steel walls look like they have melted in the sun because they are bending in all directions. The huge complex consists of two parts: the one that looks weird where the walls flow free, and the other that looks like any other building – built straight.

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