Gallery: 7 Eco-Shelters for Surviving the 12-21-12 Apocalypse

 
If  don't want to spend your last days without any art and culture, then this green-roofed Cold War-era bunker turned cultural center might be the most clever way to spend the world’s end. Located within the Swiss Alps, Angebauter Tarnrucksack by Atelier-f is a solid construction, boasts a green roof and beautiful views of the mountains (we're not sure how well these will hold post-Apocalypse), and is a true doomsday escape for the most discerning artist.

Survival Condo: Bunker-Apartment in the US

If you were looking for a totally indestructible shelter for surviving the approaching 2012-doomsday scenario, a converted nuclear ballistic missile silo could have been a good option, but sadly this particular model is completely SOLD OUT. Retailing for just $2 million per apartment, the Survival Condo in Kansas, is a 14-story shelter with enough food to feed 70 people indefinitely. It also comes with a fitness center, a bar, a pool and a movie theatre showing videos of how the Earth looked before it all went down in flames.

Vivos: A Luxury Bunker-House In the US

If you cannot bear spending the apocalypse without a big flatscreen TV, a washing machine ,and a well-equipped kitchen, Vivos might be your best bet. Located beneath the Mojave Desert, these stylish interconnected underground bunkers promise to keep you, your family and animal-friends (these go for free!) safe and comfy for a long-term stay.

Angebauter Tarnrucksack: Bunker-Cultural Center in Switzerland

If  don’t want to spend your last days without any art and culture, then this green-roofed Cold War-era bunker turned cultural center might be the most clever way to spend the world’s end. Located within the Swiss Alps, Angebauter Tarnrucksack by Atelier-f is a solid construction, boasts a green roof and beautiful views of the mountains (we’re not sure how well these will hold post-Apocalypse), and is a true doomsday escape for the most discerning artist.

Energy Bunker: Bunker-Power Plant in Germany

If you’ve visited central Europe, you are probably familiar with the abundance of WWII bunkers across the landscape. However, this particular bunker in Hamburg, Germany, is being converted into a renewable energy plant — great for staying self-sufficient during the world’s end. Impossible to knock down, the Energy Bunker is also building a 3,000 square meter solar array on its roof and on its side. Heating will be provided using waste from a nearby factory.

Vivos: Bunker-House in the US

If you are worried about the world’s end on 12-21-12, you can keep yourself safely locked up and entertained behind a 3,000-pound blast door. One of the many recycled bunkers by company Vivos, this Cold War-era facility in California will provide you and your loved ones with a sprawling underground space measuring 20,000 square-feet. The Bunker-House comes equipped with medical services, restrooms, kitchens, and a facility to store DNA, seeds, and other samples to help revive the planet after the catastrophic event.

The Zombie Ranch: A Self-Sustaining Vertical Farm

If you don’t believe that a natural catastrophe will kill us all this coming Friday, maybe you’re one who believes that the zombie apocalypse is truly what’s upon us. But don’t worry about your brains being a tasty snack for the undead, the folks at Architects Southwest have already thought of this scenario and designed The Zombie Ranch, a self-sustaining vertical farm, with food, trees and an innovative zombie-powered energy system that will put those freaks to good use.

Bunker 42: Bunker-Nightclub in Russia

If you want to forget about the Mayans, climate change, nuclear disasters, hurricanes, radiation and politicians, your ideal last days might include drinking, dancing and having fun shaking your bones — while you have some.  This underground party space under the Moscow streets called ‘Bunker 42′ is a futuristic Cold-War era museum, restaurant, spa and club, measuring 75,000 square feet. It even comes complete with sleeping bunks and multi-colored LED lights.

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3 Comments

  1. Ana Lisa Alperovich December 19, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Updated, thanks jsv!

  2. Patrick Rooney December 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I enjoy the USSR @Jsv. 😛 Its a cute design however.

  3. jsv December 18, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    The URSS dissolved in 1991

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