We are working on a concept for an opening (especially doors) that can be opened to 180⁰ in 4 positions: by pushing AND pulling, from the left AND the right.
Our design allows the normal mobility, footprint, safety and modularity constraints to be swept aside.
- Mobility: smooth travel; an individual is not constrained by having to position themselves exclusively on one side or to move backwards when opening; nor to being blocked by a fixed or mobile element preventing opening (wall, furniture, or humans).
- Footprint: saves space thanks to the ability to have objects/equipment present in one of the zones which the opening may open into without prevent smooth passage. This flexibility is particularly useful in small spaces in aviation, aerospace, railway, and maritime contexts.
- Security: ensures evacuation is possible as the opening can be opened even in the event of an obstruction
- Modularity/updateability: the configuration of the space can be changed without modifying the openings