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Part of a 5-fold Pattern Language.
Subsequently published in Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential (1986)
Physical Front door benches encourage people to linger around the entrance to a building. People, especially the young and the old, like to watch street activity from them because they want to be able to control their degree of involvement, encouraging interaction with passers-by or withdrawing from it.
Broader Grounded structures; Attractive temporary positions; Partially contained interfaces; Structure-enfolded insight domain; Distinctiveness of main entry point to structure; Internal transition spaces enhancing structural entry points; Hospitable interface between structures and external environment; Semi-autonomous contexts for perspectives of decreasing activity; Direct relationship between structures and communication pathways.
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