Jeanie J. McKee Uncategorized December 29th 2018, 08:08:42
How does living in a safe house feel? Most times, it feels unsafe because you are hiding from something or someone. But with this safe house, it feels safe because you wanted it to be. When they approach the KWK Promes, these clients had already had in their minds what kind of home they are looking forward to having and living in. It was all about maximum security with them. And it was all they got. If not more.
The safe house was built by the KWK Promes upon request by the clients whose top priority was to obtain the sense of maximum security in the embrace of their future house. This idea then became the basis on which the outlook and performance of the structure were determined. A cuboid form was taken to build the house. This form allowed some parts of the house’s exterior walls to be movable. It can have either an inviting look or a total sealed up fort.
When the western and eastern sides of the exterior walls are moved towards the fence, a courtyard is created and the house is opened up to the garden. The courtyard acts as the safety zone. Visitors will have to wait in the safety zone after crossing the gate and before they are allowed to enter the house. The risk of the children escaping from the garden to the street without being supervised is little to none with this configuration.
The house is turned into some kind of intelligent passive building with wide glazings that accumulate unused energy, hybrid heat system, and heat recovering mechanical ventilation put into effective use together. The same can also be said about the way the house acts every day: wakes up and opens up in the morning and closes up after dusk, just like a plant. Browse through the photos below to see how sophisticated as well as functional a safe house can be.