When you think about structural and architectural design, the first thing that comes to mind is hardly, if ever, going to be doors.

Doors, while functional, are hardly ever the stuff of design daydreams.

However, one Austrian designer has made it his mission to revolutionize the door and take it from functional to futuristic. Clement Torggler invented his design in 1998 and has been perfecting it ever since. The Klemens Torggler door, nicknamed the Evolution Door, is made up of a panel of two superposed, rotatably mounted, but mutually coupled parts. To open and close both door parts swing synchronously and in opposite directions in a horizontal rotation of 90°.

And while that technical description is informative, it does the art behind this ingenuity no justice.  To really understand the beauty of the Evolution Door, you have to see it in action.


The design’s two rotating squares makes it possible to move the door sideways without the traditional use of tracks. This opens up new applications for doors in architectural design.

You can see and read about his innovative designs via his site or check out the video below.

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