Architectural hardware is the generic name given to door knobs, door pulls, levers, turn pieces, door stops, hinges, window sash locks, cabinet knobs and locks, pocketing door hardware, latches and catches, surface bolts, etc. While having the practical function of being the interface to open and close doors and windows, they are in effect akin to a building’s jewelry and should be carefully chosen to reinforce and clarify the purpose and hierarchy of rooms within the building.
|Hardware as "building jewelry"
Door hardware with split finish
|The rose should keep a proportional relation to the knob's size
|Off center knob in a narrow style door
|Multi-point locking mechanism
|Olive knuckle hinge