For this order to 3 architects to each one paint one of the 3 doors of a lobby, the topic was free. Instead to realize on a door what could have been pained on a (more conventional 2D support) the thoughts consists to identify the specificities of the decorative painting of the doors, as follow.

the choice of a topic to paint on a door surface is from the reading of this dynamic support.

  • the door is industrialized, mechanic, swiveling, sliding, or tipping, opened, half-opened or closed.
  • the door invites, suggests or forbids going towards other places.
  • the door is the memory of movements between spaces that she connects or splits,
  • the door is a mechanism within an orthogonal apparatus, tangential to the globe, precise, functional and universal.

from those features the intervention borns.

  • the door will be the topic painted upon the door as the graphic support.
  • the means of expressions will be geometrical, built, and minimalist; applied on the object, the outline allows to distinguish the components simultaneously expressing the links between them.
  • the board is represented by the 2 medium lines and patterned like a chess game.
  • the pivots are represented by the surfaces issued from their location and distance to the board edges.
  • the handle and the locker are represented by the circularity of their mechanism.
  • the spoils are expressed on the frame.

each element generates the pattern, evoking functions; affected by a respective color, they contribute to the composition... a graphic molding (modenature) of the door.

  • the colors apply to the apparatus according the rules. they are contextual or individual by the immensity of the chromatic possibilities.
  • the system can be adapted to any kind of door sizes, and applicable as a universal and non-temporal system.


generation of the graphic components

examples of the chromatic variations system