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This Modern, Airy Home Transforms into a Maximum-Security Concrete Fortress in Minutes

This Modern, Airy Home Transforms into a Maximum-Security Concrete Fortress in Minutes

Polish architecture firm, KWK Promes developed a modern, airy and unassuming home on the outskirts of Warsaw, Poland that actually transforms into a maximum-security concrete fortress – with just a push of a button. Complete with a drawbridge, sliding exterior walls, and an aluminum gate that rolls down (and doubles as a movie screen), this is a state-of-the-art “safe house” in the sleepy countryside.

The two-story residential safe house has an open floor plan and “the most distinguishable element of the design” is its moveable exterior walls and retractable shutters. The house has a breezy, casual vibe by day, and when enclosed it has a dark and protected fortress feeling at night. Plus, it’s also surrounded by seven-foot-high sliding walls.



The safe house was reportedly built for clients whose “top priority was to gain the feeling of maximum security in their future house.” The innovatively-designed safe house took three years to build and was completed in 2008.

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