Saturday, 7 June 2008
On my travels to and from work I pass many new build houses and I am often struck by the poverty of detail in the various attempts at modern housing. Doors in particular have become mere holes in walls filled with a plastic or metal faux panel door with no real attempt at embellishment save for a vestigial porch or rain hood. The door in the picture above is one I pass everyday and have only now just taken any real notice of. This door performs its primary function yet it also delights the eye whilst also delineating the change from the public to the private realm.The door is an important part of a house...it separates the individual from the world when privacy or rest are needed, modern doors just don't allow for the sense of security a solid barrier engenders....I still want a moat!