The massive door is made of 40 sections of thick Burma teak and sits between the entrance's concrete walls. Each section has been carved to incorporate 160 pulleys, 80 ball bearings, one wire rope, and a hidden counterweight. When closed, the door just looks like a huge, horizontally slatted wood door. Push on the door and the wood feathers out into a beautiful curve.
How is there no video of this door in operation? I can't even
I want to see the mechanism or some making-of photos.
I like teak as much as the next guy (mmmm, thick and Burmese...), but it seems like something metallic would be more appropriate here. And with sharp edges. Sawteeth maybe.
Whenever I see something like this, my first reaction is always "how can I make one of these!" But then better sense prevails - I have no appropriate doorway to put it in.