Austrian Artist Reinvents Door With Innovative 4 Folding Triangle Design
Artist Klemens Torggler has reinvented one of the most fundamental pieces of any home – the door. The artist’s brilliant door design, called “Evolution Door,” is made of four triangular panels that elegantly open and close with only a light flip.
While this prototype door system may not seem practical or safe, the artist does his best to assuage our fears. The system is made with soft edges to prevent hand and finger accidents.
The artist creates door systems out of many different structures: eight, four or two panel systems and systems with rods, epitrochoid curves and triangles that come in glass, steel, and wood.
Source: torggler.co.at (via: thisiscolossal)
I get the whole interior aesthetic, its use of space is clever by removing the swing radius of a normal door. I’m curious however as to how you would lock this door?
I’d do it by inserting a normal lock into the top panel so the bar goes into a hole in the bottom panel. If the panels can’t turn then the door can’t open. For the purpose of this I’m referring to any two of the triangular sections as panels, since this can be done with any of them. A more aesthetically pleasing method would be to have a hook mounted on the door-frame that slots into the side of the door. Although, that would be harder to manufacture and harder to align.
Not all doors need to be locked. This is perfect for an indoor application.
I want one now!
What was wrong with the original door? The original was perfect.