Monday, October 20, 2008

Welcome spaces

Here are some examples of features that mark the transition from public to semi-private space, in a welcoming way:
A bench seat halfway up the entrance stair- a place to meet visitors- some can be invited further in, others perhaps not! Also a place for the householder to watch the world go by.
And a little roof sheltering water jars from the hot sun- offering visitors a drink as they enter the house, and a place to take off their sandals.
How can we maintain this culture of welcome in a modern setting?

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