|Posted on August 11, 2012 at 11:35 AM|
Doomsday creations are not a new idea. World Wars I and II saw the emergence of bomb shelters, with some of the more architecturally sound creations developed throughout the Cold War in light of the global nuclear threat. Last year, the re-emergence of the highly secretive ‘luxe doomsday’ bunkers reopened the sector, leading to what is the latest, and perhaps most creative, interpretation of post-apocalyptic architecture: The Kansas Missile Silo Condos. A 2012 doomsday group is charging thousands of dollars for admission to a survival bunker in their secret areas. Architectural designs that enable life post-doomsday have come back into fashion as we creep toward the much-publicised supposed December, 2012 Doomsday, when the Mayan calender ends.
Scientists worldwide have refuted 2012 doomsday claims, saying nothing will happen to the Earth this year. NASA scientists in theUS have taken to the web to dispell myths about doomsday as December approaches. "Nothing bad will happen to the Earth in 2012," their website states. "Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012. ' When University of Kansas anthropology professor John Hoopes told the Daily Mail that “fear sells even better than sex” could go a long way toward explaining the recentre-emergence of the post-apocalyptic architecture.