The entrance to a house acts as its visiting card. Its conception has changed enormously over the years, as has its social uses, and the space that was once considered indispensable for receiving guests and keeping the house from view on first contact - whether out of a desire to preserve privacy or a belief that it was bad taste to put living space on display - has changed to such an extent that it is on the verge of disappearing from many homes. Even in cases where there is no hall, however, its absence constitutes a type of entrance that tells us about the personality of the occupants and the layout of the space. In fact, in many cases the entrance is the axis around which the space is organized and it takes on a far greater importance than is immediately apparent: if the entrance is well planned, the space will be used to greater advantage and the layout of the various areas will follow a logical order; in contrast, a misguided placement results in an erroneous starting point for a residential project. So, we are devoting these 192 pages to solutions for entrances, of various shapes and styles, belonging to different types of homes from all around the world, drawn up by a wide range of architects.
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