Consider the magically transforming portals of literature – Alice in Wonderland or The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe; these passages seem to haunt our collective unconscious. In dreams, magic doors rank right up there with flying, falling, having to take a test you haven’t studied for, appearing in public naked, or having your teeth fall out. Whether providing escape or opportunity – doors hold such promise.
So, next time you tread across a threshold, stop and ponder that you’re doing more than passing from one space to another. You literally stand on the brink of possibility.
Greg Tankersley for McAlpine Tankersley
All Content on this Site is the Property of McALPINE
Copyright © 2023 McALPINE
All Rights Reserved Worldwide.
Thank you, Greg. This was a thought provoking and enjoyable read as always. Your generosity of ideas and insight are like a portal as well.
I LOVE this post. It is everything I love, the styles, the evocativeness of the spaces, and the beauty.
Thank you SO much !!!
I really appreciated this post, and the designation made for the transitional experience of traversing a portal. I mainly work in commercial architecture, and many of our clients actually prefer the doors to disappear. I believe it is much because their goal to the sell a product and not the human experience of life. I think that life and experience is enriched when details are formed with this type of intention.
My favorite of all time: http://www.mcalpinetankersley.com/our-work/smith-home/
That is, simply, fantastic!