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The Lakes by Yoo

‘Invisible’ door controls at exclusive lakes development


Philippe Starck and property developer John Hitchcox


MiPa Carpentry Contractors


Cotswold, United Kingdom

When The Lakes by Yoo, one of Britain’s most exclusive housing developments, completed the construction of one of its iconic lakeside homes, only the highest quality materials were chosen – right down to the finest detail.   The Lakes by Yoo is a luxury second home community featuring a series of stunning, contemporary lakeside homes on a private 650 acre site in the Cotswolds.

dormakaba’s contribution to the project
Each home at The Lakes by Yoo is meticulously designed to match every client’s individual demands and create a unique living space. When selecting the door closers for the new property, there was a great emphasis placed on a modern, minimalist appearance. For this, dormakaba ITS 96 proved ideal.

The first system of its kind to integrate the door closer into the leaf and frame of the door itself, the dormakaba ITS 96 can be subtly incorporated into virtually any door type to maintain the elegant interior design and aesthetic. By simply “disappearing” into the framework, the ITS 96 door closers combine stunning appearance with exceptional performance

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