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Design Soak is a site authored by Andrew Kelsall , a Creative Designer from England, UK. Join 72K+ People who receive updates via RSS , Free Email Subscription and Twitter . Also, follow me on Google+ . Here are top 10 secret doorways for your inspiration , which range from doorways in libraries to secret hidden forest lairs. Below: Image source and/or © copyright here . <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2701" title="Hidden forest doorway image " alt="Hidden forest doorway image" src="http://soak-blog.andrewkelsalldes.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Hidden-forest-doorway-image-667x501.jpg" width="667" height="501" />
Obviously, one of the most most important aspects of having a secret underground lair, is to have a hidden entrance to your sanctum. This is extremely important. Even if you cannot have your lair underground in a bat-filled cavern or in a hollowed-out volcano, you need to have some way of keeping the area that you have hidden. You can’t just throw a blanket over your scale model of downtown that essential to your latest nefarious plan, and go to 7-11 for a slurpee. You need to be sure that your secrets are safe from prying eyes. You can’t just hang a big sign on the basement door that says, “Warning!
If you’ve been reading us awhile, you may remember the hidden bookshelf door how-to from a few years back. Well, if you’re really into the idea but are too busy in your laboratory (pronounced “la-BOR-uh-tory,” of course) to take on a construction project, check out Creative Home Engineering , the subject of a recent article in Wired . They’ll build you hidden entrances and secret rooms to your heart’s content, including features such as “a door that opens when certain piano keys are pressed or when pieces on a chessboard are arranged just so.”
5/4/2011 under Cool Home Design - by Grace Murano - TAGS: hidden doors Home Theater Ticket Booth Hidden Door If you are big fan of unique hidden doors and cool home theaters, the Home Theater Ticket Booth Door from Creative Building Resources (CBR) combines the best of both worlds. CBR's elaborate hidden door features a programmable, scrolling LED sign built into the top of the frame, while the interior of the hidden door functions like your traditional ticket booth, complete with recessed lighting. On the front of the ticket booth, a detailed wood inlay displays the high level of craftsmanship involved in constructing this hidden passageway, although we'd recommend ditching the frosted comedy and tragedy faces on the front ticket booth glass.
10 Historical Secret Rooms and Hidden Passages Article by Delana , filed under Offices & Commercial in the Architecture category. For all of humankind’s history, we’ve been fascinated with hidden places.
If there’s one dream that unites all bookish folks (aside from, you know, universal literacy) it’s the dream of having a secret passageway hidden behind a bookcase. Ok, maybe it just unites some of us- but there’s no denying that there’s something super-nifty about having a bookcase that moves to reveal a space only you know about. You and your builder.