Austrian artist Klemens Torggler has potentially created the next futuristic iteration of the door. If automatic sliding doors and revolving doors are just too 20th century for you, he has a folding door with triangular segments for the futuristically inclined.
Torggler’s “Evolution Door” seems elegant and graceful, folding on itself like an origami sculpture. The door’s folding mechanism seems to be driven at least in part by its own weight, so the door opens and closes at the lightest touch.
In an additional video, Torggler demonstrates the door’s safety – while the middle part of the door might look like a giant pair of scissors hungry for unwary fingers, this is not the case. The folding mechanism does not exert enough force to do much damage at all. I’m not sure if the same can be said, however, for the steel variant of his doors – they look cool, but I’d fear for people’s fingers.
It seems like the increased amount of moving parts might make the door less durable than its more traditional counterpart, but provided Torggler has accounted for this, this looks like a door that I’d love to have in my home.
What do you think – is it the way of the future, or “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?”
Klemens Torggler presents the “Evolution Door”
He demonstrates that the scissor-like door is perfectly safe
Torggler has also created a steel variant:
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