Entrance Canopies – The New Porch (13 images)

Creative Overhangs Offer Sheltered Passage to the Front Door

 

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In traditional residential architecture in the United States, the transition between outside and inside happens via the porch. It provides shelter from the elements, a place to sit down, and a subtle indication that what lies beyond is somebody’s private domain. But in modern and contemporary residences, the addition of a porch would be anachronistic, so other means are used to provide shelter and create that important transition. The photos that follow highlight entrance canopies, overhead elements that can receive myriad treatments.

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