1. […] part of the Zombie Safe House competition, this Zombie Ranch entry goes above and beyond simply protecting people from risen corpses, turning their lust for […]

  2. […] Zombie Ranch safely houses residents in a zombie-powered vertical […]

  3. http://www.archdaily.com/17976​4/vote-now-2011-zombie-safe-ho​use-competition/2011-zombie-sa​fe-house-competition-002/ says:

    you are on archdaily.com !!!!!


  4. Finalmente um concurso realmente útil… vou me inscrever para o próximo ano…

  5. The zombie-power idea, while novel, would never generate much power. Average human walking speed is about 3mph, assuming that’s the maximum speed a zombie can go, a turbine moving at that speed wouldn’t produce much of anything.

    What happens if the zombies move on, and there’s nothing to push the wheel? Or if frost or rain slows their movement even more?

    Drawbridges are slow and unreliable, and moats will fill up with zombies, eventually creating a bridge of bodies upon which you will be eaten.

    I’d give points for creativity, but the structure stability issues of a vertical structure centered around a single center support, and just a single means of food production alone mean that I’d never live here.

  6. Jacob says:

    This reminds me of the Umbrella Corporation Headquarters (Resident Evil).

  7. I LOVE that Zombie wheel! Way to go on sustainability and creativity!

  8. Jojo Bean says:

    love it

  9. Jojo Bean says:

    wow. When can i move in. great design

  10. hmmm says:

    how can this structure generate enough food?

  11. nomadic_zombie_killa_2011 says:

    Design is not practical and would never work for the simple facts:

    1. Zombies only go after human flesh so the animal bait would not work
    2. the central support is ridiculous in the event of a strong gust of wind with not enough of the beam secured in the ground; the structure will topple over and its zombie feasting time
    3. your waste and water supply are too close together and will eventually cross contaminate…

    Do I really need to go on????

  12. James says:

    you got my vote! 🙂

  13. Gilgamesh love it says:

    love it

  14. 1% says:

    This is another example of the explotation of Zombie.Making Zombie power the home without proper compinsation.Zombies just want a living wage.ZOMBIES BEFORE PROFIT !!!!

  15. Tom says:

    zombie-powered house? now, that’s green!

  16. benie babies says:

    So is there a escape mechanism in case of a breach? What do you do if there’s a fire or a jam in the lower gears? how would you repair the house? …looks like a one way death trap to me. YOU GOT MY VOTE!!! 🙂

  17. Dena says:

    Good idea! the design is REALLY awesome 🙂

  18. Armin says:

    Yeah zombies are not gonna work for free!!! Maybe there is a way to occasionally release those caged animals as a reward for the hard work they are doing… This way, they can be trained to turn the wheel in order to get brainzzz, lol.

    Also, how are the people traveling from one safe house to another? Is there a flight mechanism involved?? It could get lonely having to live in the same safe house forever!

    So I think if developed a bit further, this design could save us from those ruthless brain eaters!

  19. CCT says:

    Even it look like environmental friendly & green, this is not a safe house to me!!
    Zombies don’t walk in an organized motion to power-up the project!!! They just come randomly from all directions, unless these you are paying them :p

    You will not see me using this house!

  20. Amelia says:

    I duno – sound design but needs a heck of a lot of forward planning no? I’d like a more “F@ck the zombies are coming – quick knock together a safe house…safe house!

  21. zombified says:

    not structurally sound what so ever, sure it may survive an initial zombie attack but once the structure fails and comes crashing to the ground after a strong wind the zombies will have their way with you

  22. IIT_buddy says:

    Note the humane use of zombies to power the human escape mechanism. Ironic, yes. Genius idea, oh-yeah!

  23. Soso says:

    go ..go..goooo

  24. anonymous says:

    this is one of the best designs submitted

  25. J. Austin Fleming says:

    Oooh a fresh entry! =)

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