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Flip Panel Door

Flip Panel Door

This radical redesign of a door by Austrian artist Klemens Torggler uses a folding and pivoting system to collapse and roll to one side.

Instead of a single panel attached to a frame by two hinges, Torggler's Evolution Door folds into four triangular sections that collapse in on themselves and turn round before straightening back up into a rectangle.Two halves of the door are attached by pivots at the bottom and top of the frame and a hinge in the middle. By gently pulling at the joint that connects the two middle panels together, the door folds and slides across the entrance.

Torggler calls the system Drehplattentür, which translates as the "flip panel door". The artist, based in Vienna, has been working on the concept for a number of years with a series of distinct iterations.

Source: dezeen.comAdded: 14 February 2014