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Austrian Artist Reinvents The Door: VIDEO

Torggler Evolution Door

And it looks pretty cool. Klemens Torggler apparently decided that doors were a bit boring and decided to make some changes to basic door design. The result is the torggler door, of which Torggler has created a few variations on the theme of "two large squares that roll out of the way."

The first is the Evolution Door - or "flip panel door" or "Dryehplattentür" - which folds outward, origami-like, as it rotates before flattening out once again. The second presently unnamed version uses careful placement of steel rods to rotate the door open and closed.

You can watch both doors in action AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. A really smart person would attach a sensor so that they do not need to be touched!

    Posted by: Bobby F. | Feb 11, 2014 9:30:35 AM

  2. Until you get your pecker caught in it.

    Posted by: Quicksilver | Feb 11, 2014 9:32:58 AM

  3. Both very cool.

    Posted by: Michael W. | Feb 11, 2014 9:40:07 AM

  4. Yeah, cool. But what if you're on the other side?

    Posted by: Ian | Feb 11, 2014 9:40:09 AM

  5. Cool, but I wonder if it would be practical in everyday use.

    Posted by: Jack M | Feb 11, 2014 9:44:21 AM

  6. Coooool! I wouldn't be surprised if these designs were incorporated into wide-spread residential use, at lease for more hip homes.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Feb 11, 2014 9:51:09 AM

  7. That would make slamming the door shut when leaving after an argument impossible.

    Posted by: Joe | Feb 11, 2014 9:54:48 AM

  8. Outstanding. There are more designs on his web site.

    Posted by: Joe in Ct | Feb 11, 2014 10:05:03 AM

  9. Awesome! When will Ikea be carrying it?

    Posted by: Rob | Feb 11, 2014 10:16:40 AM

  10. Thieves love it.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Feb 11, 2014 10:39:15 AM

  11. Good replacement for the pocket door.

    Posted by: Andy | Feb 11, 2014 10:42:34 AM

  12. from 2011

    Posted by: V-8 | Feb 11, 2014 10:43:45 AM

  13. The correct spelling is Drehplattentür.

    Posted by: Chris | Feb 11, 2014 10:45:28 AM

  14. Chris is correct.

    Posted by: Darrell | Feb 11, 2014 11:15:26 AM

  15. Like the concept a whole lot...

    Not real fond, though, of the sharp corners...

    Posted by: Just Sayin' | Feb 11, 2014 12:18:57 PM

  16. ..and why is his floor so creaky ?

    Posted by: Just Sayin' | Feb 11, 2014 12:20:00 PM

  17. Next he should reinvent his flooring.

    Posted by: vini | Feb 11, 2014 1:58:20 PM

  18. A. It's going to get filthy at the points that you touch it to open and close it.

    B. How do you lock it? If you wanted to have these throughout the house you would need locks for a bathroom door or a bedroom door.

    Posted by: Ruddigore | Feb 11, 2014 2:59:14 PM

  19. Locks can easily be integrated through simple bolts to prevent the mechanism from moving.

    However, this does require that you have room to the side for the door. Not all frames have that luxury. And it doesn't seem very good at sealing the entry way, so this would be best for interior spaces.

    It also needs an opening that is twice as tall as it is wide. Standard doors are 80" tall, requiring a 40" opening for this door. Even wide doors are only 36". In his second example, he's got a 42.5" opening (108 cm is about 42.5 inches). And his first example has a door about 10 feet tall...a standard door is only 6'8".

    These won't be showing up in a typical house any time soon. They're too impractical.

    Posted by: Rrhain | Feb 11, 2014 3:25:31 PM

  20. Very beautiful.

    Posted by: Thomas | Feb 11, 2014 5:36:37 PM

  21. that creaky floor! It sounds like he's walking on breakfast cereal.

    Posted by: Grego | Feb 11, 2014 8:24:51 PM

  22. Yeah, how much are the lofts that these doors would be installed in?

    Posted by: Jerry | Feb 12, 2014 12:51:08 AM

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