Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 10(3A), pp. 59 - 66
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.101308
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Doors Looking Back and Looking Forward

Ahad Ibrahim *, Raghad Aljuhani , Abdel-Moniem El-Shorbagy
Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Design, Effat University, Qasr Khuzam St., Kilo. 2, Old Mecca Road. P.O.BOX 34689, Jeddah 21478, Saudi Arabia


Door is a simple rectangular opening in a wall that could be a way to the start or the end of any journey. As human, they feel the space through walking around cities and architectural creation, yet there are certain elements which direct their movement and discussions. Doors are everywhere in buildings, rooms, vehicles and aircrafts. They are used to block or allow access and act as a barrier between an internal space and the external world. This paper aims to define the hidden meaning of doors and what doors mean to the human; is it just a rectangular hole or more than that? Moreover, the objectives of this research are to highlight the factors of a door, reasons behind shaping the doors, and analysis the characteristics of doors in Saudi Arabia. A number of themes identified appeared to influence people perception about doors, the used materials in constructing a door, superstitions and door image.

Door, Architecture, Doorays

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[1] Ahad Ibrahim , Raghad Aljuhani , Abdel-Moniem El-Shorbagy , "Doors Looking Back and Looking Forward," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 10, No. 3A, pp. 59 - 66, 2022. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.101308.

(b). APA Format:
Ahad Ibrahim , Raghad Aljuhani , Abdel-Moniem El-Shorbagy (2022). Doors Looking Back and Looking Forward. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 10(3A), 59 - 66. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.101308.