Thursday Salute to Originals: Opening/Closing
They say “when one door closes, another opens” but this door design may have you repeatedly closing, opening, closing, and opening all over again.
The Evolution Door by Austrian designer Klemens Torggler deconstructs the traditional notion of a door. Instead of a swinging rectangular plane of wood hinged at one side, think two rotating squares that dance across an opening on spinning hinges. The basic experience of the passage through a doorway is enlivened as the user must directly interact with its unique form. Only a video can do it justice, take a look at the below clip and tell us you aren’t mesmerized!
This leaves us wondering, why haven’t architects thought of this before? Geometry, detail, alignment, function, motion and sculpture wrapped into a single package – what else could we ask for? In reinventing a mundane object, Torggler has managed to morph the conventional perception of a passageway into a completely reinvigorated and original experience – which is, after all, always the goal of progressive and thoughtful design.
This Thursday, we salute the concept of the doorway and all of the possibilities that it presents both for architectural design and as a symbol of the future.