In this article, Senior Director of IA Interior Architects’ integrated lighting design team, Gary Bouthillette, AIA, NCARB, LC, addresses questions about UV space cleansing by citing recent research to determine how it works, if it works, and if it makes sense....continued.
Doors: Beyond the Obvious
For the most part, doors provide access…..or exclusion. But they can also surprise, delight, deceive, inspire, and impress. From the multitude of doors IA has designed, here is a notable sampling.
Doors that appear to be what they aren’t—a vault door that leads to a speakeasy—are particularly engaging,
Doors can support culture. Angled pine slats feature inlaid wood subtly painted in brand colors.
Hidden doors seem invisible, but push in the right place and they give way.
Doors can pose a challenge. Which phone gives access to the speakeasy?
At the door, changing colors anticipate the experience within.
Retractable doors can reshape space.
A classic garage door at the interior adds interest and defines space.
At the exterior, they shift the action outside—maybe for alfresco dining if weather permits...
...or to other relaxing diversions.
Barn doors have moved beyond the farm.
Doors reclaimed from demolition, now a design feature, can honor a site’s past.
Some doors just look great and pique curiosity.