A buildings in school by creating
something called “bubble diagrams” —
essentially little circles arranged to show
which rooms should touch each other.
In many cases, these crude scribbles are
simply dressed up in the form of a floor
plan and handed over to a client with
little further ado.
That’s understandable, because most
people can’t visualize a three-dimensional
space from a floor plan. Too
often, though, this approach results in a
plan consisting of isolated “boxes of
space” with no sense of flow between
them — little more than a freight train
of rooms bumped up against one
another (see Figure 1).
Sight Lines in New Homes
To create that sense of flow, it’s essential
to link separate