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The doors of Port Grimaud :


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       François SPOERRY played on the openings, doors, windows, balconies, to vary the aspect of the facades and make each house, although often built on the same plan, different from its neighbours...

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Sketches by the architect :


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Architect's sketch.

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different types :


       Rounded or straight, with or without a white border...

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       Set back from the façade to provide a small shelter... Sometimes surrounded by a stone moulding...

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       Sometimes with a small skylight or niche...

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A little history :



       These small windows, which inspired the architect of Port Grimaud, were placed above a door, a window, or even on the north side of the house, to bring a little light into the room. It was sometimes difficult to create a window due to lack of space, or because it could have brought wind and cold.
      These openings had various shapes, often oval or round, but also rectangular, square, lozenge or hexagonal sometimes, and had no shutters.
      The ones that can be found in the lake city are round or oval, some surrounded by a wide border usually painted in white...


Autres formes :


       The door can be glazed, simply... or personalized according to the taste of the owners.

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       The door can be topped by a canopy to protect from the rain...  resting on the ground by 2 wooden posts, or anchored to the wall.

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       It can be supported by stone posts.

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       The door may be surmounted by a pediment resting on columns. This pediment can be painted.

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The most beautiful doors :


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overview :


       Each house has its own door shape.

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portes port grimaud

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  the work of François SPOERRY...




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