|Conversation Pit vs Sunken Room|
A section of a room with a lowered floor with seating.
A room with a lower floor than the rest of a house or building.
Conversation Pit vs Sunken Room
John Spacey, updated on June 22, 2016
A conversation pit is an architectural feature composed of a seating area located in a depression in a floor in a larger room. It is thought to facilitate an intimate and social feeling. Conversation pits first sprang up in the 1950s and peaked in popularity in the 1970s. Sunken rooms are a less radical variation of a conversation pit that place an entire room into a depression. The idea is much the same and sunken rooms are considered social spaces. As such, most sunken rooms are living rooms.
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