Large doors in various major cathedrals in Europe are deliberately designed with simple construction. The size and workmanship of doors in architecture is a very good way to change the scale with little effort.
In contrast, historically the construction of residential houses basically uses a benchmark of door size: 65-85 cm wide and 210-240 cm high, which is taken from the approximate proportion of its inhabitants.
With the height of the ceiling of the house generally in the range of 280 to 320 cm, the door functions as a hole in the wall, which is a framed opening, without touching the ceiling or the wall next to it.
An opening that connects one space to another, the door sets the limit for human interaction from the outside in, from public to private, from large spaces to small spaces, from cold to warm.
The size of this door is very useful to help us carry groceries, keep the air cool or warm inside or outside, and create openness and privacy, but the door can function even more.
How we interact with the door influences its meaning for us. So, we can consider doors in various factors: surface, material, equipment, type of openings, and so on.
Turning our thinking about doors just as holes or openings to thinking of doors as pivot or sliding wall elements can create a lot of design possibilities. This possibility can change the proportion of space and better combine simple doors into the architecture of a space.
Initially you would have thought this door looked like an ordinary swing door that marked the movement between inner and outer space, and created a semi-transparent and contrasting effect on space.
This patterned wooden door leaf fills the entire entrance area. Door pivot equipment on the floor and ceiling gives the impression of passing a secret wall. You can imagine when closed, this beautiful patterned door accentuates an abstract design and can function as an art object.
This building structure highlights the scale of the pivot door. Doors that are in proportion to human proportions certainly mean more division on the wall and more separation between inner and outer spaces in this design, but try to get rid of the barrier.
The door to the side porch? Maybe you like this type. The door with an iron frame and doors from the wood panel gave the impression of being semi-transparent.
Connect to the path, the park area on the edge of the path, and the seating area, this door creates a vista series. This door vertically reaches the ceiling. This type is clearly larger than functionally needed, and thus has a variety of different rules.
This large sliding door stretches high and moves freely creating a perfect link between inner and outer space. The sliding rail on the door is hidden in the thickness of the upper beam.
This door effectively eliminates the boundary between inside and outside space. Various types of space can utilize this type of door, which can be adjusted specifically to the dimensions of the room.
Glass Door for Alley
The contrast between the door frame and the aisle is an important threshold that connects the inner and outer spaces. The scale of space seems to indicate the “front door” and, more importantly, provides experience about the transition of inner and outer space.
The glass door becomes a frame of view that stretches when entering. In a house full of sights and layered axial transitions, the front door gives stages to this experience.
The size and material of this part of the door binds all the elements made like a closet. Open or closed, this door looks like part of the overall composition of the rack unit.
Bringing the door into the wall of the closet means establishing the common language between each element. This tip is very beneficial in tight spaces where many different elements are positioned close together.
This pocket door type door becomes another planar element in this room’s composition. This type of door can change the nature of space. When exposed, space and light move freely between each room.
When closed, a beautiful semi-transparent wood paneling provides privacy, but remains unclear.
Sliding Door for Wardrobe
This sliding cabinet door with a simple design can disguise the storage of clothing and other equipment. Stretching from floor to ceiling and from wall to wall and almost without connection, this door forms a plain flat field that matches the aesthetics of the room.
In a closed state, this door accents wood walls that seem warm. Small bedrooms can take advantage of the use of doors that save this space.
Sliding Doors As Walls
The following is another example of a sliding door that functions as a wall. The sliding rail on this door is hidden in the ceiling which gives the proportion of space and dark wall accents that highlight the size of the panel.
So, patterned wood panels and walls with dark blue paint become another prominent element in the choice of architectural materials besides parquette floors.
However, for sliding door panels like this, you can use almost any material, such as glass, mirrors, patterned metal, and so on. Apart from functioning well as a link to the privacy of the bedroom, this sliding door can also be an object of art.
This apartment illustrates the extent to which space can be manipulated and changed by using the door as a sliding wall that separates space. This door rail is almost hidden on the ceiling so that this large room divider door can create a private bedroom in a larger volume.
The use of plain wood panels that are almost without connection can give the impression of spacious space in a small bedroom.
Sliding Glass Door
This sliding glass door panel is in accordance with the proportion of exterior wall openings, strengthening the room in abundant light. When closed, the door becomes a glass wall that divides inside and outside space.
Commercial and industrial door systems are excellent devices for changing scale perceptions. On this bathroom wall, the division of the windows makes this space appear higher than it really is.
Incorporating an exterior window and door system indoors has created a public area in a very private space.