One of our favorite architectural design competitions has just announced the winning entries of its 2011 edition: the Zombie Safe House Competition. Sure, laugh about it, but once the postapocalyptic days are upon us and roaming hordes of the undead come for your guts, the term "sustainable design" takes on a whole new meaning.
Austin Fleming, winner of this year's Gold Shovel Award, explains his portable design solution Vagabond Mobile Safe House Device: "Within the Mobile Skeleton, the spring-loaded ribs apply a counter weighted load evenly dispersed on the periphery of the cabin. The concrete anchor bolts are for additional support to prevent shifting. You can buy yours for just 4 easy payments of 24.95 +S&H!!"
But the handy design solutions don't stop here. As Austin commented on his proposal, "reflective surface = zombies don’t attack other zombies." - Smart!
The Public Choice/Silver Machete Award went to the entry Oil Silo Home (Independent Eco System) by German team PinkCloud.DK.
Two outstanding honorable mentions were also given: the Post Apocalyptic Pritzker for Look.Out.House by Christina Geros from Tennessee and the Best Bug In Award for Morte by Jordan Lloyd Androg from the UK.
Check also the image gallery below for the thirteen Bloody Bludgeon Award winners. All images courtesy of Zombie Safe House Competition.