House planners usually focus on spaces
when they create a design. They decide
what spaces are needed, size and arrange
them, then polish up the results.
In my own work, I try to think about
how spaces are linked, through elements
collectively known as "circulation."
These circulation elements
include halls and galleries, and those
parts of rooms people move around in.
Two Kinds of Circulation Space
There are two types of circulation
space: "internal" and "public." Internal
circulation space serves the space it is
in, while public circulation space serves
Look at the plan of the renovated
living room (Figure 1). The internal
circulation space has been darkened,
while the public circulation space is
shown in a