This unconventional door system by Klemens Torggler relies on an interlocking squares mechanism to open and close itself. Pretty cool, right?
[Klemens Torggler | Via BoingBoing]
Interesting. But closing the door after you walk though would seem awkward. Would look cool on a movie set though.
Would be hard to slam it after a fight, too.
How do you lock it?
presumably could lock fairly simply with a hook and ring on seperate squares that can then link up and prevent the motion around the pivot point. Anything to prevent the squares seperating or moving out from the plane of the wall would stop it opening.
The big problem would be however that there is very little contact between the door and the frame so you probably wouldn’t need much force to simply knock the whole thing out of the way… still as a stylistic piece it works well just as long as you have regular doors for security :P