21 Conversation Pits Worth Talking About

A conversation pit is an architectural features that incorporates built-in seating into a depressed section of flooring within a larger room. It is sometimes referred to as a ‘sunken living room’ and was a popular design style from the 1950s to 1970s across Europe and North America. [source]

Modernist architects Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard used a conversation pit as the centerpiece of the influential Miller House (1958) in Columbus, Indiana, one of the earliest widely publicized applications of the concept. A brilliant red conversation pit (since covered, but recently restored) was later incorporated by Saarinen into the 1962 TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport in New York. [source]

The architectural feature seems to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance, most notably in luxury homes and villas around the world. I spent last night sifting through Pinterest, Tumblr and numerous interior design and architecture blogs to put together the compilation below. Enjoy!

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-1Photograph by Cinemedia / David Marquardt Photography

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-2Photograph by Playa Vik Jose Ignacio

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-3Photograph by Novoceram

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-4Photograph by W Retreat Koh Samui

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-5Photographer Unknown via Home Designing

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-6Photograph by GFAB Architects

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-7Photograph by Shannon McGrath via IDEA Awards

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-8Photograph by Jewel of Maui Residence, Hawaii via Home Dsgn

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-9Photographer Unknown via Home-Designing

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-11Photograph by Indianapolis Museum of Art

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-12Photograph by Chris Barrett Design

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-13Photograph by John Robert Nilsson Architects

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-14Photograph by Amber Flooring

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-15Photograph by GFAB Architects

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-16Photograph by Eklund Stockholkm New York

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-17Photograph by YO! Home

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-18Photograph by Villa Nilpi

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-19Photograph by Mushroom House

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-20Photograph via Tiny House Blog

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-21Photograph via google

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conversation-pits-worth-talking-about-22Photograph via google

Source: Twisted Sifter

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Author: MMK

Architecture & Design was started by an Afghan entrepreneur, he believes that wellbeing is affected by the spaces we spend our time in and that their design is an important notion to consider with regards to our personal comfort and happiness – whether we are at home, at work or at play.

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