Free Trend Report Free 2019 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

Younghwa Lee Designs a Door that Shields Against Earthquake Debris

 - Oct 1, 2010
References: gizmag &
Combining two golden earthquake survival rules into one, Younghwa Lee has designed a sheltering door. Although I don't live in an earthquake ravaged country, even I know to look for a door frame or the underside of a table when you detect a rumbling in the ground.

In anticipation of a devastating earthquake predicted to hit Istanbul by 2030, Younghwa Lee has designed this ingeniously simple door to protect residents from injury and even death. By folding down horizontally, it becomes shelter like a table with the reinforcement of the door frame.