Philip Pauley has designed a survival room that offers complete protection from extraordinary natural or manmade disaster conditions. Each survival room has been designed with 70 seats, wheelchair access, and a limited amount of standing room. Once the door is sealed shut, this room will automatically switch on the light and life support system. Emergency food and water will be available for every one and last for up to 2 weeks. For basic personal hygiene, there’s a toilet and a hand basin.
The system generates breathing oxygen through the controlled release of compressed air and by electrolysis of water in extreme and prolonged conditions. Atmospheric control equipment includes a CO2 scrubber, which uses a chemical absorbent to remove the Carbon Dioxide from air and diffuse it into waste pumped through a one way exhaust mechanism.
The hi-tech atmospheric monitor system will test the air for oxygen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and other gases, when the system detects poisonous gases, it will be removed. Oxygen is replenished by using an oxygen bank located throughout the unit perimeter.
Once the door is closed, the computer system sends out emergency signal to establish any communication with a monitoring station. There’s a manual override and a live emergency communication channel together with external cameras to monitor the surrounding environment. There’s a small opening hatch built within the entrance door.
The main protection zone is housed within a cylindrical tube running through the center of the unit to facilitate an anti-rolling gyro for user comfort to ensure the capsule will always remain upright. It also allows extra storage space for the wide range of life support systems, batteries and technical servicing equipment.
This Survival Room can be transported around the world via existing container shipment. It can be bolted into the ground or incorporated into a building design, or simply placed within a temporary location in disaster area.