A question about buildings.

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  1. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    What's that enclosed space called that exists between the outside and inside of a building? Almost every building I've ever come across has one.

    When you past the first set of doors, you're usually inside an enclosed space. Usually this space has mall advertisements or a garbage can with an ashtray. When you walk past the second set of doors, you'll find yourself in the main inside of the building. Is there an architectural name for this?
     
  2. Jeff_Krueger

    Jeff_Krueger Stunt Coordinator

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    I believe it would be called a vestibule see 2a.
     
  3. Glenn Overholt

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    Dome, it snows where you live, doesn't it?

    Glenn
     
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    ..or perhaps a foyer ??

    Calling all architects...

    Jay
     
  5. Dome Vongvises

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    Thanks Jeff.

     
  6. Dome Vongvises

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    Oh, I didn't see your post Jay. I've always wondered what the difference was.
     
  7. Jeff_Krueger

    Jeff_Krueger Stunt Coordinator

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    no problem Dome,

    I would guess that foyer would be more appropriate for a home. Also a foyer is a space that is typically open to the rest of the dwelling, or acts like a room unto itself. Whereas a vestibule would specify a small space that is enclosed by two sets of doors. Here in MI most all public buildings have a vestibule, to keep loss of heat to a minimum in the winter months, I'm sure it serves a purpose for the summer months as well with air conditioning but it helps to keep from getting the cold blast of air everytime the door is opened during the winter.

    Note I'm not an architect, though I do play one on the HTF[​IMG]
    Off topic, though I did want to be an architect at one time, but oh well, now I work in IT and am majoring in German go figure[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Shane Bos

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    Jeff is correct on this one.
     
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    It could be an airlock (If your mall was in space [​IMG] )
     
  10. Lee L

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    Actually, vestibules are sometimes called airlocks even though they really just slow air movement down 95%.
     

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