After having researched a lot into Orthodox church architecture, i've found two main floorplan layouts for the main church (that is, the nave). The most common two is a completely open square plan, with four columns in the center (supporting the dome/roof), the other most commong is a square plan, but that in the four corners is partitioned off by columns, creating a cruciform shape in the nave.
I was just curious, to those that participate in the Liturgy in churches of these types, does it make a huge difference whether one is celebrating the Liturgy in one or the other?
If one were to find the perfect marriage between the Slavic & Byzantine traditions, which could be the best option?
The cruciform type:
The open square type:
I also assume that the open type is better suited for chairs/pews than the cruciform. Though both seem to date back to Byzantine architecture. (as Hagia Sophia is more open, and other smaller churches are cross-shaped)