Various Door Designs
Doors are mobile and moveable structures that would serve as entrance and exit points of a site or a place, to be precise. These may be moved through rotating, sliding or turning its angle for its opening. They also serve an aesthetic purpose. They give on lookers the collective impression of what is behind the door, that is, it adorns the whole structure. Here are some common examples:
- Saloon doors/ Cafe doors - These are mainly composed of light materials that are used in bars or restaurants. In this type, it is equipped with bidirectional turns. The batwing types are similar to this; the only difference is they are only up to the knee or chest level.
- French doors - These are mainly characterised by a solid rectangular border surrounding a translucent frame. This can also be alternately termed as French window although it extends from the floor up to almost the ceiling.
- Australian doors - This consists of a red or brown plywood that can be moved back and forth. This is usually found in Australian houses. Some may have small translucent portions on each portion of the wood.
- Dutch door - This kind is an uncommon one. Normally this comprises of a top half and a bottom half that works separately.
- Sliding doors - As the name implies, it allows the doors to slip over the other to create an entryway for entrance or exit.
- Rotating doors - This is a unique type that is commonly seen in shopping malls or offices. It is normally consists of four wings that are attached to a major hold at the centre. Basically the purpose of this kind is to help preserve the A/C because it provides a great seal to keep indoor air from inside.