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Sneakytecture

Hidden features give any building a touch of 007 mystique

Implications - Subterranean structures and hidden home features give an instant sense of understated luxury. In an economic climate where ostentatious displays of wealth are polarizing, these minimalist designs make the most of existing space and let consumers indulge their desire to feel pampered at home.
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Hidden Kitchens
Hidden Kitchens
Troy Adams Design's Concept Keeps Appliances Under Cover
The gallery shows Troy Adams Design’s amazing futuristic concept for a “kitchen within a kitchen.” Actually, you’d hardly know a kitchen even existed because it’s hidden. Think you’re seeing a simple… MORE
Greenhouse Homes
Greenhouse Homes
Hiroshi Iguchi's 'Camouflage House' is in Sync With Nature
Architects are beginning to echo consumer desires to be attuned with nature, and Hiroshi Iguchi's 'Camouflage House' is the latest example of this harmony. With its slanted glass roof, Hiroshi Iguchi's… MORE
play_circle_filled Hidden In-House Hideaways
Hidden In-House Hideaways
Creative Home Engineering Creates Clandestine Doorways
“A thief cannot burglarize a room he can’t find,” is the old saying, and it’s hard to argue with that logic. Creative Home Engineering is a company that specializes in designing and installing… MORE
Underground Offices
Underground Offices
Selgas Cano Architecture's Subterranean Work Space
Whoa. If you aren’t just blow away by these offices, then you are just nuts. Speaking of nuts, imagine the squirrels running around the forest when they happen upon this office space for Selgas Cano… MORE
Top Secret Parking
Top Secret Parking
Underground Parking Spaces for 007 Enthusiasts in Big Cities
If you ever felt jealous of superheroes or licensed-to-kill agents with their inspiring hides and cool exiting moves, here is something to make it all feel better: your very own top-secret underground… MORE
Hidden Home Spouts
Hidden Home Spouts
Kohler Fountainhead Bathroom Fixtures Disguise Piping
Kohler wants to get rid of the ugliness of pipes and faucets, or at least move them to totally befuddle your house guests. Kohler’s Fountainhead designs integrate the pipes and faucets above the sink,… MORE
Forest-Hidden Flats
Forest-Hidden Flats
The Camouflage House Blends in With Nature
The design for the Camouflage House by Johnsen Schmaling Architects came out exactly as it was intended; invisible. The house is located on a bluff in Wisconsin and due to the composition of the house… MORE
play_circle_filled Spiral Wine Cellars
Spiral Wine Cellars
Trap Doors That Lead to a Bounty of Vino Are Perfect for Small Spaces
A trap door in your kitchen floor that leads down a spiral staircase to a treasure of 1,600 bottles of wine is not just a dream. Spiral wine cellars are an ingenious way to store large collections of wine… MORE
Boxy Offices
Boxy Offices
Trunk Station is a Compact and Hidden Work Space
The Trunk Station is a modular office design that comes hidden inside a wooden box on wheels. The collection includes both a desk and a chair design and creates a perfectly compact work space. Great… MORE

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