Parsons School of Design

BFA Communication Design

Thesis 2013

Juan Carlos Santos Andrade
Doors
Juan Carlos Santos Andrade
Doors

The door is an object used nearly every day by everyone around the world. We’re surrounded by doors. We’re forced to use a door everywhere we go, to get in and out of our homes, workplaces, schools, and supermarkets. Inevitably we’re confronted by a door in almost every crossing we make through space. They are an absolute necessity for the modern human, providing safety and privacy, things that are understood to be basic human rights. The door is thus an object of daily use, so ubiquitous and frequent that we have become desensitized to it. Our awareness of the door is limited to when it is closed, when we must either determine whether to push or pull and/or turn the doorknob. In essence, when we are met with a door we merely think of its function and how to deal with it, yet there is so much more to a door than meets the eye. Doors is an interactive project that takes a look into the deeper signifi - cance of doors by looking at their identifi able form and parts, the variety of different meanings that they can have and how we give and take away their purpose.

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