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Rendering of “Underground House Plan B.”

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  • A design concept for a subterranean doomsday shelter is reimagining the future of apocalypse-proof living.
  • Called “Underground House Plan B,” the flying-saucer-shaped bunker combines high-security systems like a fireproof evacuation ring with the comforts of a modern, above-ground home. 
  • Plan B uses LED lights, image projections, and greenery to make the residents feel as if they could step outside.
  • Plan B is the brainchild of Kyiv-based Sergey Makhno Architects.
  • Take a look inside the luxury bunker, which can comfortably fit two to three families plus staff.
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Sergey Makhno Architects, a Ukrainian studio known for its minimalistic, contemporary designs, has designed a concept for a subterranean doomsday shelter that combines security with the comforts of an above-ground home.

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Called “Underground House Plan B,” the concrete bunker is shaped like a flying saucer and comes with a rooftop helipad.

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The bunker design is currently just a concept. If Plan B enters the project phase, the studio will work with contractors to develop systems in detail, according to the concept description.

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Once inside, residents will be fully protected from outside disasters thanks to a closed ventilation system, medical treatment room, and fire-resistant evacuation ring accessible from almost anywhere in the home.

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To enter the bunker, residents must first pass through a disinfection shield.

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From there, spiral staircases and an elevator lead to the living space 50 feet below ground.

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In lieu of windows, the bunker uses LED lights to mimic sunlight. It also incorporates and materials like stone and wood to evoke the outside world.

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Through these design elements, Sergey Makhno Architects wants “to create the illusion of being above the surface — as if you could look out the window and see the blue sky,” the studio said.

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As is, Plan B can accommodate two to three families with children, plus staff and their children, though the design could be adapted to accommodate more people.

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The two master bedrooms each come with storage space and bathroom.

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One master bedroom faces over a vine-draped wall that looks as if it’s lit by a skylight.

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Another faces a stone garden and light projection wall, which can depict everything from mountains and trees to a city street.

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“We sought to create a space in which we would like to live, even when there is no apocalypse,” architect Maryna Hrechko said.

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… or take a dip in the indoor pool that replicates the experience of “swimming in the night sea.”

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For entertainment, there is a film nook with a large couch and 5D sound system.

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If residents miss the changing light and seasons, they can step inside this circular meditation room where light schemes transition from rosy morning clouds …

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A garden with phyto lamps allows residents to grow vegetables and fruits …

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… which they can prepare in the professional-grade kitchen.

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“Whatever happens on the Earth’s surface, life in Plan B will continue,” the studio said.

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