A Threshold. A Portal

  • Petr Kapustin Voronezh State Technical University


The author presents his interpretation of the meanings of such important elements of architecture as a threshold and a portal. Using the images and techniques of mythosymoblics, ethnography, architectural poetics and phenomenology of spaces and substances, the author tries to avoid functional and typological representation and understanding of architecture.


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How to Cite
KAPUSTIN, Petr. A Threshold. A Portal. project baikal, Russian Federation, n. 56, p. 80-85, aug. 2018. ISSN 2309-3072. Available at: <http://projectbaikal.com/index.php/pb/article/view/1327>. Date accessed: 26 sep. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/projectbaikal.56.1327.


threshold in architecture; portal; phenomenology of architecture; semantics of architecture; images; meanings in architecture