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Reclaimed Bunker Offers Doomsday Luxury Accommodations

Posted By Andrew Michler On October 11, 2010 @ 12:00 pm In Architecture,Design,Disaster-proof design,Green renovation | 1 Comment

retrofit bunker, Armageddon building, remodeled bunker, survivalist building, terravivos, Apocalypse building [1]

This everything-proof doomsday condo [2] takes disaster-proof design [3] to the umpteenth degree. Showcased in the latest issue of Popular Science [4], the ‘luxury’ underground condo is located in a reclaimed bunker near Barstow, California. Those who are inclined can pay to stay in the Cold War-era facility when the poop hits the fan. Call it an extreme bunker makeover [5] — the facility will be able to house 135 people for a year and can survive, well just about anything.

retrofit bunker, Armageddon building, remodeled bunker, survivalist building, terravivos, Apocalypse building [6]

Behind a 3,000 lbs blast door is a 20,000 square-foot series of rooms. The bunker was built by AT&T for their communications equipment, and much of the 60’s-era gear is still intact. Upgrades provide access to 21st century needs, like a movie theater. Each occupant gets a bunk [7] and 100 square feet of space. The rest of the complex hosts a range of facilities including medical services, entertainment, restrooms, kitchens, and equipment — everything required for a town underground.

The bunker is one in a series being developed by the company Vivos [2] near many major metropolitan areas. The facility will also store DNA, seeds, and other samples to help revive the planet after a catastrophic event. The $3.5 million retrofit is underway, and already half the spaces are sold. Calling to mind the apocalyptic musings of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Stangelove [8], the founder of the company Robert Vicino asks “don’t you want to be one of the guys re-populating the Earth?”

+ Vivos [2]

Via Popular Science [4]

Photos by LA Times

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/10/new-92.jpg

[2] doomsday condo: http://www.terravivos.com/secure/secureindex.htm

[3] disaster-proof design: http://inhabitat.com/disaster-proof-design/

[4] Popular Science: http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-09/can-you-save-house-end-world

[5] extreme bunker makeover: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/10/21/concrete-mushrooms-transforming-abandoned-bunkers-into-eco-hostels/

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/11/reclaimed-bunker-provides-doomsday-luxury-accommodations/new-8-55/

[7] bunk: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=171610

[8] Dr. Stangelove: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057012/quotes?qt0454472

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