Curtain Door by Matharoo Associates

What a way to make an entrance! This dramatic doorway by architecture firm Matharoo Associates seems to sway — rather than swing — earning it the apropos name Curtain Door.The massive sculpture comprises 40 different sections of beautiful Burma teak, with each section housing 160 pulleys, 80 ball bearings, one wire rope and a hidden counterweight. The kind of engineering behind something so simple as a door — though not just any door — is ingenious.

When closed, the Curtain Door looks no less impressive – like a huge, horizontally slatted wood door. When opened, the "slats" fan out into a graceful curve like a curtain blowing in the wind.

I love how it adds drama yet softens up the concrete entryway at the same time!

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(Images: Matharoo Associates via Design Milk)

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