Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Infill Housing Development Master Plan

As seen here, the three single family detached houses were set back in order to locate the play area in the openspace between the homes.  All open greenspace is slightly recessed in order to act as a retention/ swale for stormwater entering the site.  The greenspace, located in the courtyard of the single family attached housing area, is recessed 2 feet for the purpose of holding stormwater on site.  The waterfeature, located within the mixed use area, is a very cool feature to this design.  This feature is meant to resemble the works of Lawrence Halprin.  I feel as though this will help create an inviting space that encourages interaction among residents, as well as with people from other communities.  Perspectives, details, and sections will be posted on the next few blog entries.  These additional drawings should answer any questions you have about the design, but if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.

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