Architecture & Doorsets

Architecture and Doorsets

We are always on the lookout for inventive ways in which architects are able to improve and advance doorsets, whether this is from a safety perspective, aesthetic appearance or utilising contemporary materials on traditional doorsets designs.

During these searches we recently stumbled upon the exhibition produced by the New York and Seoul based art studio, “Nameless Architecture”.

The exhibition was called Doors: Boundaries of Communication, and featured in the gallery of the non-profit organisation, Arumjigi Foundation. We appreciated the exhibition as it pushed the barriers in terms of the manufacture of doorsets. From the outset, Nameless Architecture aimed to update the materials used to construct the lattice-framed doors typically found in Korean buildings.

In order to do this, the studio substituted the traditional timber frame for contemporary epoxy resin. In turn the doorset’s panes were fitted with silicone resin, replacing the traditional paper. Perhaps the chief success of the project and those who implemented it, was that even with these contemporary materials, the door was still translucent in keeping with historic tradition and culture.

In order to create the gridded panelling on the door itself, the team poured liquid resin into a grid shaped mould. Following this, a further shallow layer of resin was poured into the grid, in order to form individual panes. This approach completed perfectly the contemporary twist on the traditional Korean door.

When the architects were asked about their concept, they replied “A door implies a place beyond it. In addition to its functionality such as opening and closing, and safety and privacy, the door is a flexible and changing boundary that defines a place.”

At RW Joinery we agree wholeheartedly with this statement! Providing a fixed and static range of doorsets for customers to choose from is simply not enough. Many projects, in order to achieve their complete aesthetic and architectural potential require bespoke doorsets to be manufactured.

We also seek to provide 100% satisfaction to our customers with minimal compromise to the concept of their application. Due to this working ethos, we have produced a wide range of bespoke doorsets, utilising materials both contemporary and traditional, on a variety of applications. Specific examples of this can be viewed on our Case Studies section of our website.

For further information about the manufacture and installation of bespoke doorsets, or to arrange a meeting with a member of our team to discuss your concept, a member of our dedicated customer service team can be contacted by calling 0161 480 8722.

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