This innovative project, called Safe house, was designed by Polish architectural studio KWK Promes. The main priority of the owner was to provide the feeling of maximum security in their future house, and as a result we can see the modern fortress, which is hidden behind an impenetrable wall. At the same time, it's a surprisingly beautiful open villa. The idea from KWK Promes: ?The house took the form of rectangular prism in which parts of the exterior walls are movable. When the house opens up to the garden, eastern and western side walls move towards the exterior fence creating a courtyard. After crossing the gate one has to wait in this safety zone before being let inside the house. In the same time, there is no risk of children escaping to the street area in an uncontrolled way while playing in the garden?. The Safe House is an ideal place for those, who appreciate privacy and security. And the good point that this technology can be used for modern and traditional, single- and multi ? storeyed houses covered with roofs of different geometry.
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If you prefer to avoid crowds and dislike anyone to disturb your private life then you will be delighted by the Seashell house in Espoo, Finland from Olavi Koponen. This house is his own one and it pretends to be one of the most interesting houses at the Asuntomessut, the Architecture and Design exhibition taking place in Finland. Kotilo (this is another name of this unusual dwelling) was designed around a fireplace of which almost all the spaces of the house are twisted around. It has a grass roof and hasn’t got many windows. The Seashell house offers necessary privacy. The house is rather spacey and simple. Kotilo’s design is not sophisticated but it gives the feeling of harmony for those who like silence and loneliness.
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