zones are spaces that help ease us through a change - from outside to
inside or from public rooms to private rooms within the house. This can
be a corridor or entry with a convienintly placed "drop-off zone"; a
mud room, which can help with the activities and storage needs of
arriving indoors or getting ready to go out; or a covered front porch
at the door, creating a semi-public place to meet and greet visitors.
designed transition spaces help us both physically -by planning for
places to get dry, store outerware and bags, drop off mail, and charge
phones; and mentally -by creating layers of public and private space to
pass through, for example: walkway, covered porch, entry with closet,
then living space. Passing through this entry sequence allows time and
space to "arrive".