While some designers spend time figuring out how to deal with today’s rampant problems: urban density, water shortages, lack of public transportation in many cities and other pressing concerns, the team behind MAKH Architects have concerned themselves with zombies.
More specifically, they have devised a conceptual home for future residents who will roam the globe in what looks like a giant hamster wheel that offers escape from flesh-eating zombies. Which is not to say they haven’t addressed some contemporary concerns, such as how to generate energy while constantly on the go. The Nomad is powered by both solar and wind energy and grows its own food.
MAKH Architects designed The Nomad in response to the following problem:
It all began when a few cases have [arisen] when the cannibal’s victims have themselves become cannibalistic; transforming from normal human beings to mindless drones, or what is more commonly known as, “ZOMBIES”. The world’s governments consolidated [their] powers to try to resist this “disease”; attempting to control it and prevent it from spreading. However, their attempts proved to be futile; the disease has transformed into a virus that [has] spread to larger extents.
So, how does a community escape viral zombies? With a permanently nomadic habitat that is completely self-sufficient – both in terms of energy generation and food production.
Comprised of 24 “districts” that are connected radially and contain separate residential, commercial and resource generation zones, the nomad is powered by building integrated solar panels and wind turbines.
It is a self-propelling vessel that is structured to ensure that each unit remains laterally intact, whether the entire ecosystem is rolling or laid out a flat – a process that takes a mere 15 minutes and allows the community to re-stock and collect other survivors of the zombie plague when possible and necessary.
Water passes through a series of controlled openings that allow the structure to rotate in a specific direction, according to the design brief.
So, if you spend your days worrying about how humanity will survive zombies, you can rest now. MAKH Architects will save you.