Are these interior spaces visually linked to each other and is that spatial
relationship part of the visual character? Yes.
LOOK + IDENTIFY
The hallway (top) is the circulation artery for the building, and leads
both horizontally and vertically to other rooms and spaces, but is also
an open and inviting stairway. The stairway itself (bottom) is the second
this sequence of related spaces, and provides continuing access to the
upper floors. This is one example, but it does not have to be elegant
WHAT IF THESE RELATED SPACES ARE ALTERED? Almost any change to these spaces, such as enclosing the
stair, would seriously impact their interior character and the way that
character is perceived.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Preserve character-defining related spaces in the process of rehabilitating a historic building for a continuing or new use!