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  • Course Description: AEC Daily: Secret Spaces: Designing Hidden Entrances with Invisible Hinges

    ONGOING - FREE - 1.25 HOUR

    Secret doors and spaces have been used throughout history to protect valuables, hide people, conceal activities, and provide amusement. This course examines some historic examples before discussing contemporary uses for hidden doors and rooms. Suggested design strategies and hardware specifications are discussed, and safety guidelines, common design mistakes that might expose the existence of a secret door, and some inspirational case studies are reviewed.

    ONGOING - FREE - 1.25 HOUR


    Learning Objective

    Identify suitable locations for secret spaces that meet user needs and reduce the likelihood of detection.

    Describe potential safety hazards posed by secret doors and how to address them by specifying appropriate door hardware and construction details.

    Apply the design strategies of concealment and distraction to design doors using invisible hinges that are completely concealed from view.

    Design secret doors that avoid common detailing mistakes.