Architecture Archive

  • This Curved Door: An Minor Engineering Miracle

    This door. This door.  How incredible is this door? Designed by Matharoo Associates, this one of of a entrance is made of 40 sections of thick burma wood and makes use of “160 pulleys, 80 ball bearings, one wire rope, and a hidden counterweight” (DesignMilk). The door is massive, and when closed, looks entirely inconspicuous.  However, when you push on its smooth, carved handle, the door opens much like a curtain would. Read the rest of the report on this forward thinking entryway here. Now this is an entryway! Designed by the architectural firm Matharoo Associates, the Curtain Door is most