The door to a house or an apartment becomes the symbol of hospitality, especially when guests come over. It’s also one of the first elements that people come into contact with when visiting a house, which makes doors design an important part of any architectural project. Likewise, interior doors can connect or divide areas, but they always complement the design of the living spaces. Here you can discover sources of inspiration for doors design. These images show different types of doors created by architects and interior designers for various houses and apartments from all over the world.
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A warm and bright home created from two traditional houses in a small Czech town. Designed by architects Barbora and Jiří Weinzettl of Atelier 111 architekti as a home for themselves and their family, Kozina House bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary
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An abandoned sewing shop from the 1940s converted into an eco-friendly building with multi-functional spaces. Founded in 1944, furniture brand Emeco produced one of the world’s most iconic chairs. Made specially for U.S. Navy submarines, the Navy Chair was durable and t...
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A contemporary beach house inspired by Mallorca’s vernacular architecture. [dropcap]B[/dropcap]uilt on a gently sloping street on the island of Mallorca, Spain, Casa Fly nestles naturally in the quiet neighborhood with a design that celebrates local architecture. Bratislava-based studio beef architekti took inspiration f...
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An elegant extension and interior redesign focused on welcoming nature inside living spaces. [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ocated in a green area in ‘s Gravenwezel, Belgium, this house lacked a close link to the lush surroundings. The clients hired Antwerp-based studio LOW architecten to redesign the interiors and to add an extension to their family home...
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A small but imaginatively designed house built inside an old granite building. Built at the edge of a garden in Amarante, Portugal, this tiny house gives new purpose to an old structure with granite walls. Porto-based studio Fala Atelier designed the dwellin...
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A contemporary retreat built on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. There are all kinds of ways you can make the most of a weekend away or a vacation, but if you want to disconnect from the pace of urban living completely and recharge your batteries, nothing beats taking a break in a cabin nestled in a quiet, natural setting. Black h ...
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A weekend home nestled in a natural landscape at the edge of a sprawling city. [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ocated in Hyderabad, India, Lakehouse is a weekend home that allows the inhabitants to relax in the middle of nature while still feeling close to the city. Designed by CollectiveProj...
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Both spectacular and understated, this house features serene living spaces that have a special connection to nature. Belgian architect Dirk Heveraet creates modernist spaces that are as refined in their simplicity as they expressive in their tranquility. This villa, built on the outskirts of the city of Ghent, Belgium, is no exception. While close to the bustling urban setting, the ho...
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A tiny house built in a garden in France. Located close to the sea in Longueil, France, this tiny house makes the most of an existing lush garden. Paris-based architecture firm arba designed the small, minimalist cabin as a retreat for the clients, but the prope...
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A farm building from 1810 transformed into a warm house that celebrates its past. Located in the countryside in South Devon, England, this stone building dates back to 1810. London-based architecture firm TYPE renovated the abandoned and partly destroyed structure before transforming it into Redhill Barn, a
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A gorgeous renovation and extension of a 19th-century dwelling. Built in 1830 in a conservation area at the edge of Sidlesham Quay village in West Sussex, England, Island Cottage stands as a prime example of rural vernacular architecture. However, many insensitive extensions and transformations over the years had all but stifled the ...
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A café and cocktail bar in Hong Kong designed with Milanese-style interiors. Located in the Happy Valley neighborhood of Hong Kong, Coffeelin is a café and bar that celebrates Milan’s coffee culture and Italian design traditions. JJ Acuna / Bespoke Studio completed the 900 sq. f...
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The archetypal house silhouette, translated in a contemporary design language. Built in the tranquil Arrifana town in Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, Casa CG blends into the setting with a contemporary twist on the archetypal house form. Architect Pedro Henrique designed the dwelling with two gabled volumes, photograp...
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Inspired by vernacular architecture, this contemporary retreat blends into the Australian bushland. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n 2010, Australian architect Roger Nelson and his wife, Jane, purchased a plot of land in Lorne, Victoria. Located a couple of hours away from Melbourne, the property provided the perfect space to bu...
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A traditional building renovated into a showroom and studio. Japanese design studio nottuo has two offices, one in Tokyo and one in the small village of Nishiawakura, Okayama. However, their headquarters are not located where one would expect. Moving away from the urban setting of Tokyo, the studio relocated its main office and showroom to the Japanese countryside to show that contemp...
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A concrete gabled house nestled in the Italian Alps. Built in a rural area in South Tyrol, northern Italy, Viktoria is a concrete house that re-imagines vernacular architecture. Architect Andreas Gruber designed the home as a nod to the surrounding agricultural setting, traditional houses, and rural barns. Featuring a simple, ...
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A modern retreat and home that nestles perfectly into a coastal landscape. [dropcap]D[/dropcap]esigned by Seattle-based architecture firm Heliotrope Architects, Suncrest is a contemporary retreat that provides an idyllic living space in a gorgeous landscape on Orcas Island, Washington. The studio nestled the
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A beautifully restored and redesigned loft in New York. New York City-based architecture practice Andrew Berman Architect restored and modernized a former industrial space to create an airy and bright home. Named the Soho Loft, this gorgeous apartment features a balanced blend of old and new elements. Original features tha...
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A reflection of the genuine Mallorca [dropcap]E[/dropcap]s Racó d´Arta in Mallorca is more than a rural luxury hotel or a wellness retreat on Spain’s island of endless sun and outstanding natural beauty. It is a long-cherished dream and ...
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A renovated house that celebrates the soul of traditional Japanese living via contemporary design. Modern Japanese houses usually integrate traditional elements in their design, but this typical post-war row house in the suburbs of Kyoto stands out with its thoughtful combination of old and new elements. Australian-Japanese ...
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The careful renovation and transformation of a traditional stone farmhouse. Built in the 16th-century, this farmhouse required a complete renovation and transformation to convert it from a simple stone shell into a comfortable living space. Lourdes Martínez Nieto completed the complex project. Apart from th...
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A 200-year-old house restored with hemp-based materials. Located in Mallorca, Spain, this house has a venerable age of 200 years. The owners hired local architecture firm Ideo Arquitectura to solve the issue of rising damp that affected the building and to also restore and redesign it to create serene and
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Two homes designed as neighboring volumes connected by a central patio that opens towards a ravine. Named Casa Estudio, this property completed by Manuel Cervantes Estudio is actually made up of two structures that have a direct relationship with each other and with the surrounding landscape. Built in Mexico City, o...
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A one-of-a-kind wine tasting experience that immerses guests into nature. Located in Healdsburg, California, in the Russian River Valley, this 15.5 acre estate built as a winery in the 1970s had become deteriorated and in need of a redesign. A local landmark, the place held immense potential. When Flowers Vineyard & Winery started looking for a new venue that could express their l...
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A contemporary weekend retreat that effortlessly blends fun features with refined design. Many weekend retreats have beautiful designs that aim to recreate the cozy feel of home. Yet few of them are imaginative, fun, clever, and elegant – all at the same time. Jackson Tech House in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, combines all of these features in a creative design. Built on an elevated section...
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A gray granite house designed with a creative “wiggling” roof shape that mirrors the lines of surrounding mountains. Built in Como, Italy, in an area with several multi-story buildings, Wiggly House features a creative design that solves various issues presented by the challenging location. Milan-based architecture firm ifdesign designed the single-family house with an unconventional ...
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A charming house that celebrates a rural setting via thoughtful design. Built in a beautiful area near the Adage river at the borders of the city of Verona, Italy, this gorgeous dwelling marries rustic details and contemporary features in a thoughtful way.
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A concrete house built on a beach on Australia's Gold Coast. An exploration of the innate human need to put down roots, Mermaid Beach Residence in Australia anchors itself in a coastal setting with minimalist concrete volumes. Melbourne-based archite...
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A weekend home defined by three different outdoor spaces. Houses designed for weekend getaways should ideally have access to nature to allow inhabitants to unwind away from city living. With the closed off and completely private Casa La Quinta, Mexico City-based architects Pérez Palacios and Alfonso de la Conch...
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