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Post 135 by Gautam Shah .
Doors have THREE categories of HARDWARE:
1 BASIC HARDWARE attaches a shutter directly or through a frame to an opening or doorway.
2 SECONDARY HARDWARE provides control on the movement of a door.
3 APPENDAGES OR ATTACHMENTS that endow various types of functionality.
BASIC HARDWARE for doors consists of shutter hanging mechanisms. First doors had shutters of stone, wood, grass or reeds, leaves, hides or skins, woven mats and fabrics. The shutters, in order to open and close the opening, were made to swing, fold, collapse, slide or roll up.

■ STRAPS: The primitive age door-shutter holders were straps of leather, ropes, vines, and threads, and fabrics. Modern age doors have of synthetic materials (plastics and composites) used as flexible hinges. Straps are still used in some conditions where metal friction is likely to cause sparks of erosion (petroleum solvent plants and cordite plants), but are made from new technology materials such as woven Fibre glass, Tef…


Post 134 by Gautam Shah
These are major heads for Research (thesis) in Design related fields. Each of the categories contains important keywords. Yet your desired topic may not be neatly listed here. So mark out important keywords across several categories, and rearrange them as areas of importance.

This write up was created for Final semester students of Design Schools (Architecture + Interior Design courses in INDIA) of 4 or 5 Years at UG level and 3 or 4 Semester at PG level.
CAUTION: A topic for thesis or research should be very specific that is it must not be very broad based. Describe your topic in 10 to 15 key words by arranging the terms (keywords) per your priority.
This list was first formed during 1995 but since than has been revised at few places. (Jan 2016) - by Gautam Shah (
1. ACADEMIC / EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL 1.1 Design education related material: Identification, classification, collection, compilation, investigation and documentation. (Hard copy, So…