Tricks of the Trade: Antechambers

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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.