“The door handle is the handshake of the building”. Juhani Pallasmaa

In our last post on the Hare hill project we talked about how overwhelmed the clients were with their new doors and windows. This is what has sparked this post.

The door: most people’s first interaction with architecture. The final piece that makes a home secure, sealed and embracing, yet is more often than not, chosen with little consideration or experience in mind, just as an object to serve one job and one job only.

I have always been fascinated with doorways, openings and entrances… clear indicators that a journey begins HERE.