Vostok Cabi

This portable, steel-clad shed might look like a render from your favorite post-apocalyptic first-person-shooter, but it is terrifyingly real. Designed and built by Dutch designer Joep van Lieshout, the Vostok Cabin is currently on show in Paris, at the Cite de la Science.

The hut is as minimal as it is creepy. The only amenities are a light, a wood-stove, a toilet and a couple of benches. The rusting, scarred walls are welded from steel plates reclaimed from dead ships, and while the zombies might make a terrible clanging racket as they slowly try to claw their way in, the human meal inside this tin-can will likely stay safe until his own food runs out.

What on earth was van Lieshout thinking when he designed this? Luckily, he tells us: The changing climate, growing poverty, wars and more are only expanding. This movable nomadic dwelling unit provides shelter from this disconcerting situation.

That’s a dark future right there. You’d think that if you were building a shelter to help you outlast such apocalyptic times, you’d make it a little less depressing. C’mon, van Lieshout. What’s going on? You specced-out a beautifully symmetrical wooden handle for the stove-lid, but you couldn’t find time to add a lick of paint? Not to worry, though. The only thing left in existence after the nuclear winter (apart from cockroaches) will be the equally ubiquitous IKEA.  I know the people on The Walking Dead wished they had this baby.

By Rubens Saintel

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