Special Door Serves as Earthquake Shelter



Younghwa Lee, a graduate student in design at Kingston University, designed this door. In the event of an earthquake, it folds in half to create a crude shelter from falling objects. The doorframe contains a wind-up flashlight, drinking water, and medical supplies.

Link via Geekologie | Photo: Gizmag

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*forgot to add: with a little adaptation this could make a nice table in smaller kitchens and stuff like that, just fold the door to the garage (or something) in half to have extra workspace. Promotes cleaning up afterwards ass well :)
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is the doorframe stronger in all buildingsd? or just the flimsy wooden houses? seeing as i recently had a door cut in a concrete wall, i doubt its stronger than the wal..
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IMO, it seems like the door is more for protection from falling stuff (books, ceiling tiles, picture frames, etc.) rather than building debris. In the event that chunks of building come crashing down, neither the concept door nor the classic door frame will be much protection.
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It looks like the handle is protruding.

If a heavy piece of debris impacts the folded upper door portion will it drive the handle into some ones Head or back?

Are there safe guards to prevent this from happening (Locking action, collapsible handles etc?)
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