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Ingenious Door Opens and Closes Like Folded Paper

Ingenious Door Opens and Closes Like Folded Paper kinetic doors

Ingenious Door Opens and Closes Like Folded Paper kinetic doors

Ingenious Door Opens and Closes Like Folded Paper kinetic doors

Like the design of functional objects such as chairs or tables, it would seem new ideas for the humble door would be completely exhausted, and then along comes Austrian artist Klemens Torggler. This 4-panel entryway called the Evolution Door opens and closes in a surprisingly elegant way at the slightest touch, folding in on itself like pieces of paper. Torggler calls this system a “flip panel door” (Drehplattentür), and it’s almost more of a kinetic sculpture than functional door, but I would be happy to have one in every room of my house. And for those of you who envision a crushed finger or hands, he’s already solved that problem.

Currently the door is meant as a prototype, an extension of his artistic practice where Vienna-based Torggler has been creating similar kinetic doors for many years, several of which are available through Artelier Contemporary. (via hajohinta, nsfw)

Sum Times: Clever Mathematical Street Art from Aakash Nihalani

Sum Times: Clever Mathematical Street Art from Aakash Nihalani windows street art math doors

Sum Times: Clever Mathematical Street Art from Aakash Nihalani windows street art math doors

Sum Times: Clever Mathematical Street Art from Aakash Nihalani windows street art math doors

Sum Times: Clever Mathematical Street Art from Aakash Nihalani windows street art math doors

Sum Times: Clever Mathematical Street Art from Aakash Nihalani windows street art math doors

I’m loving this series of simple, non-destructive interventions by artist Aakash Nihalani (previously) who is widely known for his observational street art involving neon-colored tape in various geometric forms. Nihalani opens a solo show starting January 12th, 2013 at Jonathan LeVine. (via arrested motion)

1,000 Doors by Choi Jeong-Hwa

1,000 Doors by Choi Jeong Hwa South Korea multiples installation doors

1,000 Doors by Choi Jeong Hwa South Korea multiples installation doors

1,000 Doors by Choi Jeong Hwa South Korea multiples installation doors

1,000 Doors by Choi Jeong Hwa South Korea multiples installation doors

Doors was an enormous 10-story public art installation made from 1,000 reused doors by South Korean artist Choi Jeong-Hwa. From what I can tell it appears the piece was installed somewhere in Seoul in 2009. Choi discusses his process over on the Creators Project where he talks about becoming a public installation artist because he was unable to draw or paint, but would instead spend much of his time walking around the city discovering interesting trash and discarded objects and photographing it. (via ju est fou)