The world is on edge.
Poland’s contribution to the madness: The Safe House.
Building on the conceit that a man’s home is his castle, architect Robert Konieczny designed a modish box out of thick, battleship-grey concrete with sliding panels that extend and retract to create walled-in access points as well as windows.
safe house (7 images)
But it's not all tactical; there are creature comforts to be had here. An indoor pool sits separate from the house and is accessed via a drawbridge. The rear of the home features an anodized aluminum door that rolls down to double as a movie screen. The interiors have a clean, minimal, Apple Store-lite ambience about them.
It almost removes the place from its paranoid underpinnings.