fetch it!

digging for gold in a pile of trash

Archive for architecture

Incredible “Curtain Door” from India

Absolutely beautiful…that’s all I have to say…I don’t know what else to say. I guess I’m speechless!

From arplus.com:

“The Architectural Review’s Emerging Architecture Awards, sponsored by Ramboll and Austin-Smith:Lord, celebrates the best pieces of design by young architects from across the world.  The door alone to this diamond merchant’s residence in Surat, India, was judged enough to make it one of the four prize winners this year

At 5.2m high and 1.7m wide, the door is comprised of 40 sections of 254mm-thick Burma teak. Each section is carved so that the door integrates 160 pulleys, 80 ball bearings, a wire-rope and a counter weight hidden within the single pivot.

Stacked one above the other in the closed position, each plank can then rotate by a simple push causing the door to reconfigure into a sinusoidal curve.”

See more photos and full article here >>>