Thursday, January 28, 2010

What is it about doors and windows?

PMac Imagery flickr-06181, originally uploaded by PMac Imagery.

Really simple and short post today. What is it about doors and windows that fascinates so many of us (well me at least).

For me its a couple of things:

1. Door and windows represent a point of interest in a building, therefore architects always seem to put in a little extra effort.

2. Doors and windows get used, they age and become more and more interesting. Like the one in this posting, they wear, break, get patched, break again, get fixed again. Ultimately doors and windows become like a little potted history of the building.

3. Door and windows are about more than the building, there are a physical manifestation of the building need to cater for people. I cant help but think of the people that went through a door, looked through a window etc when I see one.

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