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The Safe House | By Kwk Promes Architects

When clients approached KWK Promes architects, the most essential item they pointed out was acquiring the feeling of maximum security. The Safe House is a 6,100 sq.ft. fortress itīs a solid rectangular prism in which parts of the walls are movable. The entire house transforms with built in electronic engines, the house opens and closes with the touch of a button!




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ST IVES DRIVE RESIDENCE

8927 St Ives is one of the most impressive residences we have come across, it is located high above the Sunset Strip, with floor-to-ceiling windows and with dramatic views of Los Angeles. This one-of-a-kind Hollywood Hills West home marries indoor and outdoor, with automated sliding pocket doors that open both the living and entertainment areas, offering plenty of outdoor entertaining spaces to enjoy. The ideal entertainer’s pad also features a spectacular multi-lev...
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SKID Wooden Chef Knife

SKID is a new approach to one of the most important kitchen items: the knife. The innovative idea was to build it using a renewable and sustainable material as a base, in this case wood was the material of choice, the challenge came afterwards, to seamlessly put together the high precision carbon blade with the wood body successfully which they did. Made from Robinia wood, which is 3 times harder than oak, the wood occupies 97% of the knifeīs body, leaving the metal...
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PAPA BEAR CHAIR

The Papa Bear Chair, designed by Hans Wegner, is one of the best looking reading chairs out there, but getting your hands on an original is certainly a feat in and of itself. Modernica is selling a beautiful reproduction of the original, produced entirely in their Los Angeles factory using traditional construction methods. The design team have reproduced this iconic Scandinavian design to perfection, with legs and paws constructed of solid North American walnut wood...
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