This New York Subway Station Has a Curved Door That Doubles as a Wall

By: Christopher Magsambol - Nov 19, 2015
References: som & contemporist
The subway entrance for 560 Lexington Avenue in New York recently received a new curved door, as part of a larger renovation of the space.

The design firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, was responsible for the site-specific door that also doubles as a wall. During the day and early evening, the door will remain open to allow for foot traffic from the upstairs and downstairs. When the building is closed, the door curves around the staircase acting as a barrier, blending in beautifully with the existing wavy glass walls in the building.

The transparent glass door is a good example of an increasing pattern of functional and multipurpose furniture. Not only are homes optimizing on multiple-use pieces, it seems as though commercial spaces are as well.