In the age of political instability, alternative facts, and increasingly environmental and natural disasters, a safe room provides physical and psychological safety.
Bunker cabin is designed for a young couple with a passion for music and gardening. The cabin is conceived in layers. The outer shell is light and ephemeral. It filters light and directs views. It opens up the sleeping and living areas to the outside, creating a direct and strong connection with nature.
The inner shell hosts the functional aspects of the house, with the safety room at the very center. The spiral staircase takes the owners to the basement where the very thick concrete shell protects them from the possibility of nuclear disaster. This room also doubles up as a music recording studio and a virtual reality space.
At the upper level, the spiral staircase leads to a hidden greenhouse; where flowers, herbs, vegetables are grown year round for consumption in a controlled environment. Also, at the roof, photovoltaic panels and water storage equipment ensure self-sufficiency and independence from the grid.