Safe Spaces

Creating safe spaces within conventionally built housing that can provide a short notice protected area, particularly for families, elderly and vulnerable people who find it different to evacuate at speed.

Examples from the US

Building safe spaces in a high tornado risk location. These are above ground and therefore far safer than traditional shelters that are prone to flooding.

Date: 2008

Type: Single Family

Development: Model Home

Size: 2,200 SF

# of Structures: 2, plus roof section

Unit Size: 14’x40’ = 560 SF