Tricks of the Trade: Antechambers
ANTECHAMBERS are transition spaces leading up to and just prior to a room’s entry. These subtle areas bridge one larger space to another. They are most effectively defined by creating an element of surprise when walking through it’s passageway.
Usually the antechamber will have a dropped ceiling thereby creating a heightened effect when entering the main room to which it is annexed. Designed to create suspense for what is to come, these ancillary rooms are like poetic caesurae, a breathing area eliding space to space.