10 Awesome Bunkers (Just In Case the World Ends)
It’s been a while since we thought about the doom and gloom prediction the Mayan calendar made for the end of this year, but with the days getting shorter and fall right around the corner, we’re back to wondering, what if there’s something to it? The experts claim that it was one big mix up because someone somewhere confused the Roman Stone of the Sun with the Mayan calendar and interpreted this year’s Winter equinox as the end of the world, when really it’s more of a calendar reset.
Whether you accept the idea of an imminent apocalypse or not, it’s always good to be prepared. From an underground villa in the Swiss Alps to a sprawling mini city preserving popular culture, click through to check out architecture that will save you and quite possibly your soul.
Villa Vals by Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Müller – Vals, Switzerland
Sammlung Boros Collection and Residence by Realarchitektur – Berlin, Germany
Tea House on Bunker by UNStudio Architects – Vreeland, The Netherlands
Bunker F38 by Rainer Mielke and Claus Freudenberg – Bremen, Germany
House in Kohoku by Torafu Architects –
Kirsch Residence by Errol Jay Kirsch – Chicago, Illinois
Alvéole 14 by Finn Geipel and Giulia Andi (LIN) – Saint-Nazaire, France
Bunker House by VaSLab Architecture – Lopburi, Thailand
Svalbard Global Seed Vault – Spitsbergen, Norway
Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation by BAR Architects with Smith Group and SWA Group – Culpeper, Virginia