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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

V - Vestibule

A vestibule is an area surrounding the exterior of a door. It acts as an ante-chamber between the exterior and interior structure.
Often it connects the doorway to a lobby or hallway.

The residence of the White House contains a vestibule between the entrance at the North portico and the main interior hall. Many government buildings mimic the classical architecture from which the vestibule originates.

Many of these vestibules are for the purpose of not allowing hot or cold into the main area.

This is listed a vestibule at a adult community

We even have a vestibule in our inner ear!

A purely utilitarian use of vestibules in modern buildings is to create an "air lock" entry. Such vestibules consist of merely a set of inner doors and a set of outer doors.

Vestibule of a church.

A common mud room serves as a vestibule in many homes.

What do you think....could this be a vestibule?


DL Hammons said...

The "mud room" is what I was used to growing up. I have been amazed at how many homes I've been in over the years that so poorly utilizes the concept. :)

TexWisGirl said...

we always used that word in conjunction with our church. :)

Bev said...

Wow what info that is... never knew it house has a beautifu Vestible!! A new name for my front hall:)

Granny Annie said...

Great education on the meaning of vestibule. I love knowing that our new utility room on the back of the house is a vestibule. Everyone enters that way now and it is closed from the main part of the house which keeps the cold or heat (whatever the season) out. Plus who knew we had a vestibule of the ear? Love it!

Lady Di Tn said...

Very informative and thanks. Peace