As much as walls, ceilings, and furniture pieces define the character and perception of an architectural project, doors play a critical role in building that style. Among all the doors used in houses, the front door is the first tangible element that homeowners and visitors will encounter, acting as the pivotal point where architecture greets the user. After all, first impressions are always important; and the entrance door is certainly one that can set the tone for the rest of the interior. However, choosing the right front door for a contemporary house can be difficult, especially with so many design possibilities. Therefore, before making that decision, it is crucial to know what those possibilities are – and how these can transform the front door into a design statement.
How to Choose the Front Door of a House?
KitKat House / Alhumaidhi Architects
Architects: Alhumaidhi Architects
- Area: 1366 m²
- Year: 2022
Professionals: Arabian Sail Est. General Trading and Contracting
Nefrodouro Hemodialysis Clinic / Ventura+Partners
- Area: 8170 ft²
- Year: 2018
Manufacturers: O/M Light - Osvaldo Matos, Bentley Systems, Gerflor
Light as a Design Statement: Creative Ways to Use Artificial Lighting
Light serves an essential purpose in architecture: to help us see. Whether it be through natural or artificial methods, rooms must be illuminated accordingly so occupants can safely inhabit them and fulfill their daily functions. When the right system is selected, light can also contribute to energy efficiency and sustainability within the building as a whole. However, apart from its evident functional and environmental value, lighting design can vastly impact the visual comfort and aesthetic tone of interiors by drawing attention to textures, enhancing colors and defining volumes. Therefore, of the many pieces involved in interior design, lighting is certainly one that can enhance or destroy a space and even affect users’ well-being, which is why it should be considered a crucial design element by itself.
Essenza Residential Building / Ventura + Partners
Architects: Ventura + Partners
- Area: 11740 m²
- Year: 2020
Manufacturers: panoramah!®, Farcimar, Jofebar, PADIMAT, Schmitt+Sohn, +2
Professionals: Lúcio da Silva Azevedo & Filhos
Castro Group Headquarters / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados
Barbosa House / CB ARQUITECTURA
Optocentro Optics / Gustavo Guimarães Arquitectura & Urbanismo
Architects: Gustavo Guimarães
- Area: 200 m²
- Year: 2019
House in Príncipe Reall / Camarim Arquitectos
Architects: Camarim Arquitectos
- Area: 2207 ft²
- Year: 2013
Who Has Won the RIBA Royal Gold Medal?
Recognized as the UK’s highest honor for architecture, the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture is approved personally by Her Majesty The Queen and is given to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence "either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture.", according to the organization.
House in Gateira / Camarim Arquitectos
Social Center Vilar do Paraíso Requalification / éOp – arquitectura e design
Architects: éOp – arquitectura e design
- Area: 350 m²
- Year: 2017
Paiva Walkways / Trimetrica
- Year: 2015