BUILT-IN SEATS *
Buildings: Give depth to the walls
Built-in seats are great. Everybody loves them. They make a building feel comfortable and luxurious. But most often they do not actually work. They are placed wrong, or too narrow, or the back does not slope, or the view is wrong, or the seat is too hard. This pattern tells you what to do to make a built-in seat that really works.
Before you build the seat, get hold of an old arm chair or a sofa, and put it into the position where you intend to build a seat. Move it until you really like it. Leave it there for a few days. See if you enjoy sitting in it. Move it if you don't. When you have got it into a position which you like, and where you often find yourself sitting, you know it is a good position. Now build a seat that is just as wide, and just as well padded - and your built-in seat will work.
Select High Order Pattern and
130 ENTRANCE ROOM **
142 SEQUENCE OF SITTING SPACES *
179 ALCOVES **
180 WINDOW PLACE **
Select Low Order Pattern and
197 THICK WALLS **
211 THICKENING THE OUTER WALLS *