“Safe House” Which Transforms Into Fortress When Closed
Polish architects KWK Promes have designed the Safe House near Warsaw. Following is some information by the architects, “The most essential item for our clients was acquiring the feeling of maximum security. That influenced an outlook and performance of a building. Its solid is a rectangular prism in which parts of the walls are movable. As an effect when the house opens for the garden, eastern and western side walls move towards and exterior fence, creating a pre-entering area.
After passing the gate one cannot enter the house or the garden any other way but through the main door, waiting in that safety zone, for its opening. The innovation of this consists in an interference of the movable walls into the urban structure of the property. As a result when the house is closed (at night for example) the safety zone is limited to the house outline. During the day as a result of opening of the walls it is expanded of the garden surrounding the house.”