inspiration: THE DOOR

The front door.  It's kind of a big deal.

At its most basic, the front door is the way inside.  But it also sets the tone for an entire building.  It is the face, the gateway, the threshold, the announcement, the beginning of a building.  Some are subtle, some are bombastic, but they are all the first page in the book of a building.  In celebration of possibly the most important element of architecture, here are a few doorways that say a lot about the varied personalities and functions of their buildings...

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