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PR E FAC E PRO PO SAL INTRODUCTION I n th e ti m e we h ad avai l abl e we ch o s e to l o o k at two i ter ati o n s o f th e ter r a c ed h o u s e ty pe, as we s aw th es e as fun dam enta l to th i s m o re d en s e f i r s t p h a s e o f d evel o p m en t, a n d tr i c k er i n ter m s o f bo un dar y c o n d i ti o n s. We wo rk ed u p th e s ec o n d d es i g n i n res p o n s e to p o ten ti al i s s ues o f th e fi r s t, an d a l rea dy t h ey b o th s u g g es t f u r th er i ter ati o n s th at c o u l d d evel o p. We th i n k th ere are s o m e s eed s o f i d ea s h ere th at c o u l d fo r m th e b a s i s o f rea l l y in teres ti n g des i gn s fo r di f feren t pl o ts a n d h o u s e ty p es to o. As i s pro babl y s el f-ev i den t i n th e wo rk , we’ve rea l l y en j oyed th e p ro c es s a n d h ave d ed i cated a l o t o f th e s tudi o ’s en erg y to i t over th e p a s t f ew week s. T h e d i s c u s s i o n s we’ve h a d in ter n al l y h ave m ade us real i s e h ow mu ch we’re rea l l y b o u g h t i n to th e H i g h er N ewh a m v i s i o n as a m o del fo r c o n tex tual , c o m mu n i ty -fo c u s ed h o u s i n g d evel o p m en t, a n d wo u l d love to be par t o f th e team to h el p d el i ver i t. A s s u ch , we’d l ove th e ch a n c e to m eet to d i s c us s an d h ear feedbac k o n th e p ro p o s a l s at th e en d o f th e m o n th . T h an k s ag ai n fo r th e o ppo r tun i ty ! C h r i s, To m an d th e K WA Team .

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CON TE N T S HOUSE 7 - 25 HOUSES 27 - 39 NEIGHBOURHOOD 41 - 57 GROWTH 59 - 63

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T his bo o k l et i s s pl i t i n to fo ur ch apter s, ea ch f r a m ed by a q u es ti o n at th e h ea r t o f th e b r i ef : Chapter 1 i s an ex pl o r ati o n o f wh at th e i n g red i en ts o f a m o d er n , a u th en ti c C o r n i s h h o u s e mig ht be, an d i n c l udes detai l s o f o ur f i r s t p ro p o s a l : A n 8 5 m 2 ter r a c ed h o u s e, w i th i n a m o d er n ba r n-l i k e bui l di n g o n Pl o t D. Chapter 2 “ H o w c an w e de si g n fo r o r g an i c v ari e t y ac ro ss t he ho u se s? ” ex p l a i n s a s ec o n d h o u s e ty p e prop o s al : A 7 6 m 2 af fo rdabl e te r r ac e o n Pl o t B w i th s i m i l a r i d ea s a p p l i ed i n d i f f eren t w ay s. Chapter 3 “ H o w c an t he de si g n o f share d spac e s he l p fo st e r c o m m u n i t y ? ” i n c l u d es th i n k i n g a b o u t th e neigh bo ur h o o d un i t an d i n c l udes a p ro p o s a l fo r a c o m mu n i ty b a r n s tr u c tu re th at c a n b e bu i l t of f th e bac k o f ex i s ti n g park i n g bar n s a n d h o u s e c er ta i n s h a red res o u rc es, b ec o m i n g a fo c a l point fo r each n ei gh bo ur h o o d. Final l y, i n Ch apter 4 “ H o w c an w e de si g n a ho u se t hat e n c o u ra g e s f u t u re g ro w t h? ” we p u t fo r w a rd idea s fo r h ow bo th pro po s al s c o ul d b e d es i g n ed w i th f u tu re u s er s n eed s i n m i n d .

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CH APT E R I HOUSE What are the ing redients of a m oder n hous e of Cor nwall?

T h i s ch apter ex pl ai n s th e th i n k i n g b eh i n d o u r d es i g n p ro p o s a l fo r a n 8 6 m 2 2 -b ed mi d-ter r ac e h o us e o n Pl o t D. T h e fo c us o f o ur res earch w as fi nd i n g a n a rch i tec tu r a l s ty l e th at wo u l d b e a p p ro p r i ate to th e Co r n i s h l o c al i ty, th e r i gh t b a l a n c e o f m o d er n a n d tr a d i ti o n a l d eta i l s, wh i l e a l s o d r aw i n g o n i deas abo ut c o un tr y l i v i n g. We s ee th i s bui l di n g as bei n g s ui ta bl e n ea r th e c en tre o f th e v i l l a g e, wh ere i t’s s tro n g, u n i fo r m fro n t an d ag r i c ul tur al fo r m wo u l d h el p i n fo r m i n g o n e s i d e o f th e v i l l a g e g reen , b eh i n d th e ex i s ti n g far m bui l di n g s. T h e u n d er s tated f ro n ta g e, w i th s m a l l er w i n d ow s a n d tr adi ti o n al detai l i n g i s c o n tr as ted by a s tr i k i n g d o u bl e h ei g h t c u t-o u t i n c o n tr a s ti ve m a ter i al s an d l arge c o n tem po r ar y w i n d ow s o n th e rea r. E a ch ro o m b o r row s l i g h t f ro m a n d lo o k s o ut o n to th i s pr i vate g arden, wh i ch i s p aved i n th e s a m e f l o o r i n g a s th e k i tch en to create th e s en s e o f i t bei n g an o utd o o r ro o m , a n d th e h ea r t o f th e h o u s e.

Re fe re n ce s: E l e me n t al - Q u i n t a M o n ro y Pro j e ct Wal t e r Se g al - Wal t e rs Way & Se g al C l o se

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F ORM CONTEMPORARY VS TRADITIONAL We th i n k th at th e h o us es s h o ul d b e s i m p l e a n d u n d er s tated i n fo r m i n o rd er to s i t n atu ra l l y i n th e l an ds c ape. We h ave u s ed a tr a d i ti o n a l 4 0 d eg ree p i tch fo r th e row h o u s e i n k ee pi n g w i th h i s to r i c c o r n i s h bui l d i n g s, a n d a l ower p i tch fo r th e d ee p er p l a n ter r a c e to g i ve i t th e appear an c e o f a bar n .

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BARN HOUSE - CONCEPT DIAGRAM T h i s 3 D di ag r am s h ow s a s i n g l e u n i t w i th i n th e over a l l ter r a c e. T h e h o u s e h a s b een d e si gn ed w i th 1 /4 o f th e f l o o r pl an rem oved i n o rd er to b r i n g l i g h t d ee p i n to th e p l a n v i a a pr i vate s em i -s h el tered o utdo o r s p a c e. T h i s o p en c o u r tya rd i s d es i g n ed a s a n o u td o o r ro o m , w i th rel ati o n s h i ps to each o th er ro o m i n th e h o u s e. I t i s a s p a c e th at c a n b e i n fi l l ed at a l ater date by res i den ts i f d es i red - See C h a p ter 4 : G row th .

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BARN HOUSE - TERRACE VIEW T h i s bi rds -eye v i ew o f th e fo ur-ho u s e ter r a c e i l l u s tr ates th e two d i f f eren t ch a r a c ter s o f th e bui l di n g. T h e bui l di n g, w i th i ts u n b ro k en ro o f a n d m o d es t w i n d ow s rea d s a s a s i n g l e b ar n -l i k e vo l um e wh en s een fro m th e f ro n t. Fro m th e rea r h owever th e d o u bl e-h ei g h t c u t o uts an d l arger w i n dow s gi ve a m ore c o n tem p o r a r y a p p ea r a n c e. T h e l ayer i n g o f p r i vate a n d publ i c o utdo o r s pac es are h i g h l i g h ted i n s h a d es o f yel l ow.

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MATERIALITY LOCAL AND AGRARIAN We th i n k i t’s i m po r tan t th at th e p ro p o s a l s u s e a m i x o f m ater i a l s th at wo u l d n o t b e o u t o f pl ac e i n a r ur al s etti n g. Tr adi ti o n a l l o c a l m ater i a l s s u ch a s s l ate ti l es, s l ate s to n e a n d li m e ren der are pai red w i th m o der n f i n i s h es m o re c o m m o n l y s een o n f a r m s s u ch a s m eta l a n d ti m ber c l addi n g, bo th to bal a n c e c o s ts a n d to c reate a j u x ta p o s i ti o n th at h i g h l i g h ts th e qual i ti es o f each m ater i al .

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C O R N I SH SL AT E Sl ate ro o f ti l es a n d s l ate s to n e wo u l d b e a n atu r a l w ay to g ive th e bu i l d i n g s a r u g g ed a n d en d u r i n g ch a r a c ter th at w i l l l ook g o o d f ro m d ay o n e. D u e to th e h i g h c o s t, s to n e i s u s ed a s a f a c i n g m ater i a l fo r l i m i ted a rea s o n l y, a n d s l ate ro o f ti l es o nl y s h ow n a s a c o s t o p ti o n o n th e s ec o n d s ch em e.

TEXTURED RENDER L i m ew a s h ren d er i s a tr a d i ti o n a l w ay o f f i n i s h i n g c o tta g es in th e l o c a l a rea . We th i n k a h eav i l y tex tu red f i n i s h , a n d ex p erim en ti n g w i th p i g m en tati o n rel ati n g to s l ate s to n e c o l o u r s wil l h el p c reate a c o a r s er a n d m o re r u s ti c l o o k th at w i l l h el p a rend ered bu i l d i n g s i t i n to th e l a n d s c a p e.

T I M B E R A N D G L A SS T i m b er i s a n atu r a l m ater i a l th at c a n b e l o c a l l y s o u rc ed a nd b o th b r i n g w a r m th a n d wh en p a i n ted , c o l o u r, to th e f a c a d es of th e bu i l d i n g s. We l i k e th e i d ea th at s treet f a c i n g w i n d ow s a re in ti m b er f r a m e, wh i l e rea r o p en i n g s c o u l d u s e m o re a rch i tec tu r a l g l a z i n g w i th m eta l f r a m es to ta k e i n th e s tr i k i n g v i ew s a c ros s

STA N D I N G SE A M M E TA L C L A D D I N G M eta l c l a d d i n g i s a c o m m o n f eatu re o f m a ny b a r n s. R ather th a n u s e a tr a d i ti o n a l c o r r u g ate p ro f i l e, we th i n k a s ta n d ing s ea m ro o f w i l l g i ve a c r i s p er a n d m o re p rem i u m l o o k . T he s l i g h t ref l ec ti v i ty o f th e m eta l w i l l m ea n th e f a c a d e i s a n i m ated w i th th e c o l o u r s o f th e s k y, a n d th e s h a r p l i n es w i l l n i c el y c ontr a s t th e c o a r s e s to n e c l a d d i n g a n d ro u g h ren d er.

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interiors MODERN COUNTRY COMFORT We are pro po s i n g s i m pl e, c l ean an d m i n i m a l i n ter i o r s, w i th k ey f eatu res a n d fo c a l p o i n ts th at dr aw o n as pec ts o f c o un tr y l i v i n g : A d ed i c ated i n ter n a l en tr a n c e s p a c e w i th a s to n e f l o o r th at yo u c an wear bo o ts i n to. Pl a s ter b o a rd a n d p a i n ted w a l l s w i th c o n tr a s ti n g ti m b er w i n dow s to fr am e v i ew s o f th e l a n d s c a p e. A w i n d ow s eat a l o n g s i d e a l o g -bu r n i n g fi re to c o s y up to i n th e even i n gs. Pi tch ed c ei l i n g s i n th e b ed ro o m s to c reate a g reater sen s e o f s pac e. 16


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SL AT E F LO O R H a rd -wea r i n g s l ate f l a g s to n es a re p ro p o s ed i n th e h a l lw ay, k i tch en a n d p ati o a rea to g i ve a r u g g ed c o u n tr y f eel a n d c ontr a s t w i th th e c l ea n p l a s tered i n ter i o r w a l l s.

FRAMED VIEWS L a rg e w i n d ow s o n th e rea r w i th s tr i k i n g ver ti c a l f r a m i n g a nd c o n tr a s t i ve ti m b er f r a m es h ei g h ten th e s en s e o f th e w i n d ow a s a dy n a m i c p i c tu re f r a m e c a p tu r i n g th e ch a n g i n g s ea s o n s.

LO G BU R N E R L o g bu r n er s a re p ro p o s ed i n th e s i ti n g ro o m s by th e m a i n w i nd ow a s a s ec o n d a r y m ea n s o f h eati n g th e h o u s e a n d a l o g s tore i n c o r p o r ated b el ow th e b en ch s eat a l o n g th e w i n d ow.

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BARN HOUSE - 3D LAYOUT VIEW T h i s detai l ed 3 D v i ew s h ow s a mi d -ter r a c e h o u s e w i th th e bu i l d i n g envel o p e l i f t ed o f f in o rder to i l l us tr ate th e s pati al rel ati o n s h i p b etween ea ch o f th e ro o m s a n d th e p r i vate co ur tyard s pac e. Ser v i c e s pac es s u ch a s th e b ath ro o m s, s ta i r s, a n d h a l lw ay a re tu c k ed in to th e c o r n er o f th e L -s h ape pl a n , wh i l e b o th b ed ro o m s a n d m a i n l i v i n g s p a c es b en ef i t fro m l i gh t bo r rowed fro m , an d v i ew s o n to th e c o u r tya rd .

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View from the k i tch en l o o k i n g o ut i n to th e pr i vate p ati o. T h e s l ate f l o o r c o n ti nu es a c ro s s a f l u s h s i l l i n to th e pa tio to create th e s en s e o f a s i n g l e ro o m wh en th e b i -fo l d i n g d o o r s a re o p en ed . A trel l i s p rov i d ed o n th e s i d e w a l l a llows the g reen er y o f th e g arden to c o m e i n to

View from the l i v i n g ro o m . T h e w i n dow s eat n ex t to th e l o g bu r n er f r a m es v i ew s o u t a c ro s s th e g reen b a c k s. 22


View of the sec o n d bedro o m . We are pro po s i ng to k ee p a n atti c s p a c e i n th e p i tch ed ro o f over th e b ath ro o m a nd circulation a rea, but l eave pi tch ed c ei l i n gs ex p o s ed i n th e b ed ro o m s to c reate a g reater s en s e o f s p a c e. T h i s p rovides the oppo r tun i ty fo r a m ez z an i n e l evel for a b ed ( p i c tu red ) , o r a s m a l l s tu dy.

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A v i ew s h ow i n g th e n ew bui l di n g f ro m th e f ro n t, wh ere i t f a c es o n to th e v i l l a g e g reen o ppo s i te th e ex i s ti n g h i s to r i c b a r n s o f th e o r i g i n a l f a r m .

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T h i s 3 D v i ew s h ow s h ow th e h o us e fo r m o p en s o n to a s eq u en c e o f a l ayered o f g a rd en sp ac es : Fro m pr i vate pati o c o ur tya rd , to s em i -p r i vate l aw n , p u bl i c p ath w ay, a n d s h a red g reen s pac e i n between h o us es w i th w i l d p l a n ti n g o r a l l o tm en ts. We w a n t to en c o u r a g e res i den ts to k ee p th ei r g arden s o p en o n to th e s h a red s p a c es by p rov i d i n g o n l y l ow w a l l s a n d ter r ac i n g i n ti tal l y to defi n e a n d d em a rc ate p r i vate o u td o o r s p a c e.

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chapter ii houses H ow can we des ign for org anic variety acros s the hous es ?

T h i s ch apter fo c us es o n th e ques ti o n o f h ow to c reate va r i ety a l o n g a ter r a c ed r u n o f ho us es. I t al s o ex pl ai n s th e th i n k i n g th at l ed to a s ec o n d d es i g n p ro p o s a l , fo r a 7 6 m 2 Af fo rdabl e 2 bed m i d-ter r ac e “ Row H o u s e� o n Pl o t B. W h ereas th e fi r s t h o us e pro po s al s at w i th i n a ter r a c e th at rea d s a s a s i n g l e bu i l d i n g, i n th i s s ec o n d pro po s al i n di v i dual h ou s es a re m o re c l ea rl y a r ti c u l ated . We i m a g i n e th i s ty p e of ter r ac e i s s ui tabl e fo r r un s o f h o u s es a l o n g s l o p ed a n d c u r ved m a i n ro u tes i n tow a rd s th e c en tre o f th e v i l l age wh en th e d en s i ty i s h i g h er. I n o rder to k ee p c o s ts dow n , fac i n g s to n e i s o n l y p ro p o s ed o n th e u p p er p a r t o f th e fro n tage. T h e rear an d s i des o f th e ter r a c e a re ren d ered bl o c k wo rk , p a i n ted i n ea r thy co l o ur s to m atch th e s to n e. T h e i n f i l l a rea i s c l a d i n ver ti c a l ti m b er b o a rd s, wh i ch wo u l d b e var n i s h ed o r pai n ted de pen di ng o n res i d en t’s ta s tes.

S e e al so : Ch 3 . Pri n ci pe 1 4 Ac t i v e st re e t f ro n t a g e s Ch 3 . Pri n ci pl e 1 3 Pe de st ri an ro u t e s ac ro ss f ro n t a g e s Ch 4 . Gro w t h 27


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ROW HOUSE - CONCEPT DIAGRAM As w i th th e B ar n Ter r ac e, a par t o f th e Row H o u s e h a s b een i n ten ti o n a l l y l ef t o u t. I n th i s i n s tan c e, i n res po n s e to th e l ower G I A a n d s m a l l er p l o t a rea , i t i s a s i n g l e-s to rey cut-o ut at th e fro n t o f th e bui l di n g. T h e c u t o u t i s n o t i n c l u d ed i n th e g ro s s i n ter n a l a rea o f th e h o us e. I t c an be l eft as a c overed p o rch , o r i n f i l l ed i n a va r i ety o f w ay s d e p en d i n g o n th e buyer s n eeds.

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ROW HOUSE - TERRACE VIEW Var i ety c an be ach i eved i n a num b er o f w ay s, b o th i n p l a n n i n g a n d p o s t-o c c u p a n c y s ta g es, as s h ow n o n th e di ag r am s o n th e fo l l ow i n g p a g es. We th i n k th e o rg a n i c va r i ety th at wi l l be c reated by th e ex pres s i o n o f d i f f eren t i n d i v i d u a l s w i l l n o t o n l y g i ve res i d en ts a n en h an c ed s en s e o f ow n er s h i p, bu t w i l l h el p th e d evel o p m en t rea d m o re l i k e a v i l l a g e. T h i s i dea w i l l be devel o ped upo n i n th e n ex t two ch a p ter s.

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home office f ro n t t e r r ac e s i n g l e f lo o r l i v i n g u t i l i t y ro o m

plan variety I n o rder to ben efi t fro m th e ec o n o my o f a ter r a c e, s o m e el em en ts - s u ch a s th e envel o p e,

PLAN VARIETY

str uc ture an d detai l s - wo ul d i deal l y b e f i xed , wh i l e o th er s c o u l d b e f l ex i bl y p l a n n ed . We env i s age th e po s s i bi l i ty o f pre-s el l i n g h o u s es a n d a l l ow i n g bu yer s to ch o s e f ro m a nu m b er o f pl an o pti o n s. T h i s f l ex i bi l i ty i n th e d es i g n wo u l d a l s o m ea n th e h o u s e c o u l d m o re eas i l y be ‘ rec o n fi gured’ po s t-o c c u p a n c y i f p u rch a s ed o n c e bu i l t. T h i s c o u l d b e a s s i m p l e a s di v i di n g th e l i v i n g ro o m to c reate a h o m e o f f i c e, o r a s r a d i c a l a s a d d i n g a b ath ro o m a n d bedro o m to en abl e g ro un d f l oo r o c c u p a n c y 30


HOUSE TYPE 2 - ROW HOUSE 76m2 - AFFORDABLE

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p o rc h w i n d ow t e r r ac e door

FRONTAGE variety C h an ges i n pl an fo r di f feren t i n ter n a l c o n f i g u r ati o n s o f th e Row H o u s e c reates a n atu r al var i ety v i s i bl e fro m th e s treet f ro n t, a s w i n d ow s i zes a n d p o s i ti o n s ch a n g e. T h i s i s

FRONTAGE VARIETY

en h an c ed by th e j ux tapo s i ti o n w i th th e c o n ti nu i ty o f reg u l a r s p a c ed , m atch i n g w i n d ow s a bove. We i m agi n e th i s l ower i n fil l ed el em en t m o re c o n tem p o r a r y i n s ty l e.

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HOUSES ALONG HILL STEPPING

We i n tro duc ed a par apet an d ch i m n ey to th e p a r ty w a l l s i n o rd er t o f u r th er ex p res s th e in di v i dual h o m es w i th i n th e row. T h i s i s f u r th er ex a g g er ated by th e s te p p i n g o f bu i l d i n g s to fo l l ow a ro ad o r a h i l l .

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PARK

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CHA PT E R I I I NEIGHBOURHOOD How can the design of shared spaces help foster a healthy community?

T h i s ch apter fo c us es o n th e ques ti o n o f h ow to fo s ter a h ea l thy c o m mu n i ty f ro m s c r atch on a n ew devel o pm en t s i te. W h i l e s l i gh tl y o uts i de th e rem i t o f th e c o m p eti ti o n b r i ef, we fo u n d we c o u l d n’t a p p ro a ch d es i gn i n g h o us es w i th o ut th i n k i n g m o re a b o u t th e ty p e o f c o m mu n i ty H i g h er N ewh a m wan ts to be, an d h ow th e des i gn of th e bu i l d i n g s a n d s h a red s p a c es wo u l d en c o u r a g e o r ham per th i s. We s pen t a l o t o f ti m e d i s c u s s i n g h ow el em en ts at ea ch s c a l e, f ro m th e s i te b o un dar i es, to th e c l us ter s th em s el ves c o u l d wo rk to en c o u r a g e p a r ti c i p ati o n . T h e o utc o m e o f th es e di s c us s i o n s a re a s er i es o f p r i n c i p l es we th i n k c o u l d b e u s ef u l to o l s in h el pi n g to pl an n i n g th e s h ared s p a c es. We h ave s h ow n a n attem p t at i m p l em en ti n g th em at th ree di f feren t s c al es : Ga rd en b o u n d a r y, N ei g h b o u r h o o d , a n d Si te. T h es e a re no t ex h aus ti ve n o r pres c r i pti ve, bu t were o u r w ay o f a p p ro a ch i n g a n d u n d er s ta n d i n g th i s c o m pl ex as pec t o f th e pro j ec t. T h ey a re p o s s i bl e i d ea s to a d d i n to th e m i x a n d to en c o ur age fur th er di s c us s i o n , r ath er th a n r u l es to b e o b eyed .

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N o. 1 HIERARCHY OF PATHS Establ i s h i n g a h i er archy o f path s i s p i vo ta l i n c reati n g a c o h eren t p l a c e, wh ere p eo p l e a re awa re o f th e tr an s i ti o n fo r m o n e s pa c e to a n o th er. Fo r ex a m p l e, tu r n i n g i n to th e c l u s ter f ro m the m ai n ro ad c an be ac c en tuated by a ch a n g e i n th e w i d th o f th e ro a d a n d th e m ater i a l , fo r instan c e fro m tar m ac to g r avel . T hi s ch an ge i n m ater i al em ph as i s th e s en s e o f a r r i va l , b o th fo r th e p er s o n en ter i n g a n d a l s o for th e peo pl e w i th i n bei n g aw are th at s o m eo n e h a s en tered . Sm a l l er p ed es tr i a n p ath s c a n b e further n ar rowed i n di c ati n g th e fur ther red u c ed tr a f f i c ex p ec ted th ro u g h th es e s p a c es.

N o. 2 CARS ON OUTSKIRTS L ivi n g Vi l l ages h as ch o s en to go w i th p a rk i n g b a r n s to avo i d a rea s i n f ro n t o f h o u s es b ei n g dom i n ated by c ar s. We ful l y ag ree w i th th i s p ro p o s a l , a n d f eel th e p a rk i n g b a r n s s h o u l d b e at the en tr an c e to th e c l us ter s i n o rder to c reate a c o m p l etel y c a r f ree zo n e i n th e m a i n c l u s ter spa c e, wh ere ac ti v i ti es c an tak e pl ac e a n d ch i l d ren c a n p l ay s a f el y etc . T he c o ur tyards w i l l be g r avel ed s o i t’s p o s s i bl e to d r i ve r i g h t u p to yo u r f ro n t d o o r i f n ec es sa r y, h owever c ar s w i l l be s to red at th e o u ts k i r ts i n p a rk i n g b a r n s a n d n o t i n f ro n t o f th e m a i n hous es, c re ati n g a buf fer fro m th e m a i n ro a d wh i l e a l s o en c o u r a g i n g h a p p en ch a n c e en c o u n ter s with fel l ow n ei gh bo ur s.

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N o. 3 CUSTOMISABLE BARRIERS For ms o f e n c l o s ure are es s en ti al to th e c reati o n a n d d em a rc ati o n o f s p a c e, h owever p er m a n en t boundar i es c an over tl y di c tated th e a c ti v i ti es a n d rel ati o n s h i p s th ats c a n evo l ve over ti m e. A s such , m o re tem po r ar y di v i s i o n s c an b e erec ted o n p hy s i c a l m a rk er s i n o rd er fo r res i d en ts to freel y put an d tak e dow n an d c us to m i s e a s t h ey s ee f i t, a n d a s th e c o m mu n i ty evo l ves. T he el as ti c i ty o f bo un dar i es al l ow s fo r th e c o m mu n i ty to evo l ve i n w ay s i m p o s s i bl e to a n ticipate at th i s s tage, an d fo r th e s p ati a l a n d s o c i a l n eed s o f th e f u tu re res i d en ts to rem a i n relevan t.

N o. 4 FRAMING KEY ELEMENTS I n addi ti o n to c ur ati n g per m eabi l i ty, k ey v i ew s a n d m o m en ts mu s t b e i d en ti f i ed a n d f r a m ed in order to c reate an i n teres ti n g de p th a n d l ayer i n g o f th e s p a c es, wh i l e c reati n g m o m en ts o f intri gue, dr aw i n g peo pl e i n an d th rou g h . Elem en ts th at c an be fr am ed r an ge f ro m l a n d s c a p e f eatu res a n d v i ew s ; n ew l y bu i l t s tr u c tu res such as bui l di n gs s er v i n g c o m m o n f u n c ti o n s ; a n d even a c ti v i ti es wh i ch res i d en ts en g a g e i n . Simi l arl y, fr am i n g el em en ts c an be p r i m a r i l y c o n s tr u c ted a s f r a m i n g d ev i c es, s u ch a s w i n d ow s or do o r w ay s th ro ugh w al l s, o r by c reati n g n eg ati ve s p a c e, s u ch a s a v i ew o f th e l a n d s c a p e b eyond fr am ed between two bui l di n gs.

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N o. 5 CURATED PERMEABILITY M a i n tai n i n g pedes tr i an fo o tpath s thro u g h o u t th e s ch em e i s v i ta l to c reati n g a th r i v i n g c o m muni ty. H owever, th i s mus t be res tr a i n ed a n d c a ref u l l y c u r ated s o a s n o t to d es troy a s en s e o f pla c e, an d to gi ve res i den ts a rel ati ve f eel i n g o f s ec u r i ty. A del i c ate bal an c e mus t be s tr uc k between o p en a c c es s a n d b ei n g c o m p l etel y en c l o s ed . Sp a c es need to be c reated to feel l i k e yo u are a r r i v i n g s o m ewh ere wh i l s t n o t c reati n g d ea d en d s o f u n welc o m i n g ter r i to r y. T h e m o s t s uc c es s f u l p u bl i c s p a c es h ave 2 o r 3 en tr a n c es, a l l ow i n g th ro u g h tra f fi c w i th a m an ageabl e num ber o f en tr y p o i n ts fo r l o c a l s.

N o. 6 VIEWS OUT Whi l s t c reati n g s pac es th at peo pl e c a n f eel a s en s e o f ow n er s h i p w i th , i t’s i m p o r ta n t to m a i n ta in v i ew s o ut i n o rder fo r th e o c c up a n ts to n o t f eel overl y en c l o s ed o r i s o l ated . T h i s m ay n o t be a path w ay o r ac c es s, but m erel y a l ow w a l l o r h ed g e a l l ow i n g g l i m p s es o f a c ti v i ty g o i n g o n beyon d, an d apprec i ati o n o f th e w i d er l a n d s c a p e.

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N o. 7 places to stop Ped es tr i an th o ro ugh fares s h o ul d h ave res ti n g s p a c es d o tted a ro u n d , g i v i n g p a s s er s by th e oppor tun i ty to s to p an d s i t. T h i s o f f er i n g a l l ow s fo r m o re ch a n c e m eeti n g s, a n d a d d s a n o th er func ti o n to th es e ‘ i n between’ s pac es a s o p p o s ed to f u n c ti o n i n g m erel y a s a c c es s, b ec o m i n g a pla c e o f th ei r ow n . I deal l y th es e s pac es s h o ul d be o ut o f th e w ay o f th e m a i n p ath w ay v i a a n o o k , p rov i d e a s p a c e to si t an d res t, an d be ag ai n s t a s o l i d s u r f a c e l o o k i n g o u t to en a bl e a f eel i n g o f s ec u r i ty a n d comfo r t.

N o. 8 transitional spaces Tran s i ti o n s pac es th ro ugh s h o ul d b e d es i g n ed i n to th e bu i l d i n g s th em s el ves, a s th i s w i l l en cour age res i den ts to l o o k after th i s s p a c e a n d f eel ow n er s h i p o f i t, a n d a l s o m a k e i t m o re a p pea l i n g fo r v i s i to r s to pas s th ro ugh . Pa ss er s by mus t feel l i k e th ey are tr avel i n g th ro u g h s o m eo n e el s e’s h o m e to s o m e ex ten t, bu t a lso k n ow th at th ey are we l c o m e to s o l o n g a s th ey res p ec t i t. A s ti l e n ex t to a g ate i s a g o o d ex a mpl e o f th i s, del i n eati n g a s pac e wh i l s t a l s o s h ow i n g th at yo u a re wel c o m e to c ro s s f reel y.

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N o. 9 inverted cluster By es s en ti al l y i nver ti n g th e ty pi c al i n w a rd f a c i n g c l u s ter a n d h av i n g th e m a i n a s p ec ts o f th e d wel l i n gs o utw ard l o o k i n g, i t i s po s s i bl e to avo i d th e s h o r tc o m i n g s o f th e ty p i c a l s treet l ayo u t. Sa cr i fi c i n g th e fro n t o f th e h o us es to th e f u n c ti o n a l a s p ec ts s u ch a s a r r i v i n g a n d l eav i n g, a n d therefo re reduc i n g i n s i ze, m o re s pac e c a n b e a l l o c ated to th e rea r g a rd en s, m a k i n g th em m o re g enero us.

N o. 10 overlapping clusters By c o n s i der i n g each c l us ter i n rel ati o n to i t’s n ei g h b o u r s, n ei g h b o r h o o d s c a n b e c reated wh i ch have a di ver s i ty o f rel ati o n s h i ps by overl a p p i n g th e c i rc l es o f i n f l u en c e w i th o n e a n o th er, which i s v i tal to a h eal thy c o m mun i ty. By c o m bi n g th i s w i th th e i nver ted cl u s ter c o n c e p t, ea ch h o u s e w i l l b e a p a r t o f a ny nu m b er of ci rc l es o f i n f l uen c e at any gi ven ti m e, a l l ow i n g fo r a m o re d i ver s e s et o f rel ati o n s w i th th ei r neigh bo ur s. E ach d wel l i n g w i l l s h are th e f ro n t c o u r tya rd s p a c e w i th th ei r i m m ed i ate c l u s ter, whils t addi ti o n al rel ati o n s w i l l be fo s tered w i th th e o p p o s i te n ei g h b o u r to th e rea r o f th e neigh bo ur i n g c l us ter, etc , .

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N o. 11 BLURRED BOUNDARIES Private g arden s are n ec es s ar y to gi ve res i d en ts a p l a c e to c a l l th ei r ow n wh i ch i s o u t o f d o o r s a nd wh i ch th ey c an do w i th as th ey p l ea s e. At the per i m eter, i f th e edge c o n di ti o n i s bl u r red a n d i s b a c k ed o n to c o m m o n l a n d , th e i m press i o n o n e gets fro m th ei r ow n pr i vate g a rd en i s th at i t f eel s b i g g er th a n i t o th er w i s e wo u l d if the bo un dar y w as c l earl y defi n ed, s u ch a s a reg u l a r g a rd en f en c e. T h i s a l s o c reates th e i m press i o n fo r an o uts i der l o o k i n g i n th at a g reater p ro p o r ti o n o f l a n d i s p u bl i c a s o p p o s ed to pa rcel ed o f f i n to i n di v i dual pl o ts.

N o. 12 FARMYARD TYPOLOGY Typ i c al far myards i n th e area s er ve a s a g o o d p rec ed en t fo r th e fo r m o f th e c l u s ter a n d h a s helped us devel o p th e ch ar ac ter o f th e c l u s ter, a s o p p o s ed to i m p o r ti n g ty p o l o g i es d evel o p ed for m o re ur ban s etti n gs. T here i s n o ty pi c al far myard ar r an g em en t a s th ey d i f f er d r a s ti c a l l y f ro m s i te to s i te, h owever they c an be un der s to o d as a l o o s e ar r a n g em en t o f va r i o u s bu i l d i n g ty p es a n d s c a l es, p o s i ti o n ed a rou n d a c en tr al c o ur tyard, w i th var i o u s a n c i l l a r y bu i l d i n g s d o tted a ro u n d . T h i s rec o g n i s a bl e for m s i ts c o m fo r tabl y i n th e r ur al l and s c a p e d u e i t’s va r i ety i n fo r m s, a n d th e c o u r tya rd wh i ch is fo r m ed by th e ar r an gem en t c reates a n atu r a l en c l o s u re.

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N o. 13 pedestrian routes across frontages Where pedes tr i an fo o tpath s tr avel thro u g h th e v i l l a g e, p ath w ay s s h o u l d b e a c ro s s th e f ro n ta g es of h o us es as o ppo s ed to th e rear to b en ef i t f ro m n atu r a l s u r vei l l a n c e o f th e res i d en c es, a n d a llow fo r th e rear to be m o re w i l d and p r i vate.

N o. 14 active road frontage Where h o us es fro n t o n to a ro ad, fro n t g a rd en s a re to b e u s ed b o th a s a bu f f er fo r th e d wel l i n g s from th e ro ad, an d al s o as a w ay to a c ti vate th e f ro n ta g e, a l l ow i n g th es e f ro n ta g es to rem a i n dom i n an t an d to fac e di rec tl y o n to a ro a d w i l l l ea d to a n u n p l ea s a n t s treets c a p e.

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N o. 15 programatically undefined spaces A perc en tage o f s pac es are to be unp res c r i b ed i n ter m s o f p ro g r a m m e i n o rd er to a l l ow res i dents a deg ree o f agen c y i n deter m i ni n g th e a c ti v i ty th at s u i ts th em . T his al s o en c o ur ages a s en s e o f c o mmu n i ty n atu r a l l y, a s p eo p l e en g a g e th ei r n ei g h b o u r s i n esta bl i s h i n g th e r ul es o f en g agem en t o f th e s h a red s p a c e. T h i s a l s o g ets s o m e w ay to a l l ow i n g ea ch c l us ter to h ave i t’s ow n un i que i d en ti ty, th at p eo p l e w i l l w a n t to b e a p a r t o f fo r l i f e.

N o. 16 allotments Allo tm en ts are to be l o c ated at i n te r s ec ti o n s wh ere mu l ti p l e c l u s ter n ei g h b o r h o o d s i n ter s ec t this i s to fur th er en c o ur age i n ter-c l us ter rel ati o n s a n d a l ayer i n g o f i n terl o c k i n g rel ati o n s h i p s, which i s th e k ey to a dy n am i c , th r i v in g c o m mu n i ty. Hav i n g th e al l o tm en ts aw ay fro m the c l u s ter s a l s o m ea n s th es e s p a c es c a n en j oy m o re o p en spa c e an d m o re ac c es s to l i gh t.

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PROPOSAL 2 - COMMUNITY BARN Ai m : To en c o ur age s h ar i n g, par ti c i pati o n , a n d n ei g h b o u r h o o d i d en ti ty. We l i k ed th e n o te i n th e br i ef th at p a rk i n g b a r n s i n c l u d ed s to r a g e s p a c e fo r res i d en ts, a c ti n g l i k e a g ar age o r s h ed. H owever we i m a g i n ed th at th es e a re o n l y u s ed by i n d i v i d u a l ho us eh o l ds an d n o t as tr ul y s h ared s p a c es. We go t th i n k i n g th at th ere are c er ta i n s h a red f a c i l i ti es th at wo u l d b e u s ef u l fo r res i d en ts o f a n ei gh bo ur h o o d to s h are, but d o n’t ta k e u p s p a c e i n ea ch i n d i v i d u a l h o u s e o r g a rd en . (Fo r ex am pl e: Co m po s ti n g po i n t / wo r m er y, b r i c k B B Q , s h a red m ower, s h a red ch i c k en c o o p) . R ath er th an a s tan d- al o n e bu i l d i n g fo r th i s p u r p o s e, we env i s a g e a s tr u c tu re ho us i n g s ever al c ar-bar n s th at i s ex ten d ed a n d c a n s er ve a s th e c o m mu n i ty b a r n . T h i s wo ul d be s i tuated at a th res h o l d b etween a ro a d , a n d th e s h a red b a c k s b etween g a rd en s. E ach bar n wo ul d h ave a h ard-s ta n d i n g a rea o u t th e b a c k th at c o u l d b e u s ed fo r g ath er i n gs. Res i den ts c o ul d pro g r am m e i n th e s p a c e th at wo u l d g i ve n ei g h b o u r h o o d s th ei r ow n i den ti ty ( E . g. F i re pi t, Pi z z a O ven , A p p l e Pres s ) . We s ee th i s rea r g reen s p a c e a l s o p ro g r am m abl e by res i den ts. T h ey c o u l d b e a l l o tm en ts, o r w i l d f l ower b ed s, p l a n ted w i th trees. T h es e ‘ w i l der ’ bac k s pac es wo u l d g i ve a g reater s en s e o f c o n n ec ti o n w i th th e s ea so n s an d th e ag r i c ul tur al c al en dar. S e e Pri n ci pl e 2 C ars o n O u t ski rt s, Pri n c i pl e 5 C u rat e d Pe r m e abi l i t y, Pri n c i pl e 1 5 Pro g ram m a t i c al l y U n de f i n e d Space s

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SOLAR PANELS / CAR PORTS Rath er th an h o us es i n di v i dual l y g en er ati n g el ec tr i c i ty to s u p p o r t th em s el ves, s o l a r PV ’s o n th e c o m mun i ty bar n s c o u l d p rov i d e p ower fo r s h a red res o u rc es, fo r el ec tr i c c a r ch argi n g fo r ex am pl e.

WATER BUTTS / COMPOST FOR ALLOTMENTS Rath er th an ever y g arden h av i n g i ts ow n s m a l l c o m p o s t a rea , a c o m mu n a l s p a c e fo r c o m p o s ti n g, an d c er tai n ty pes o f g reen w a s te a n d rec yc l i n g c o u l d b e p l a c ed by th e p a rk i n g b ar n s. I n teg r ated bi n s to r age wo u l d b e ea s i l y a c c es s ed by b i n l o r r i es. 54


RECREATIONAL AREA Paren ts m i gh t apprec i ate th e i dea o f a m o re m es s y c o m mu n a l p l ay s p a c e fo r ch i l d ren i n th e to p o f th e bar n s th at c o ul d i nc l u d e d o n ated s ec o n d h a n d toy s, a n d g a m es.

COMMUNITY PROJECT SPACE A s h el tered s pac e c o ul d be l eft fo r n ei g h b o u r s to p ro g r a m m e fo r u s e d e p en d i n g o n th ei r in teres ts an d h o bbi es. A n appl e p res s i n o n e b a r n wo u l d s er ve th e wh o l e v i l l a g e, a k i l n a n d po tte r y wh eel i n an o th er c o ul d b e a fo c a l p o i n t fo r a n ei g h b o u r h o o o d . 55


EXISTING SITE ARRANGEMENT T h e ex i s ti n g s i te pl an h as fo ur d i s ti n c t n ei g h b o u r h o o d c l u s ter s, th ree o f wh i ch h ave a c ul -de-s ac fo r m wh ere c ar s dr i ve i n to th e c l u s ter to s to p at p a rk i n g b a r n s. Fro n ts o f ho us es fac e i n to s h ared s pac es th at a rea a m i x o f g row i n g s p a c es, i n fo r m a l g reen s p a c e a n d c ar ro utes, wh i l e bac k s o f h o u s es f a c e o n to m o re p r i m a r y ro a d s.

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PROPOSED SITE ARRANGEMENT T h e s am e s i te pl an w i th th e ‘ i nver ted c l u s ter ’ p r i n c i p l e a p p l i ed , a n d c o m mu n i ty p a rk i n g b ar n s i n dark g rey. T h e c l us ter i n th e b o tto m l ef t i s b a rel y ch a n g ed , a s th i s a l rea dy f u n c ti o n s as an i nver ted c l us ter, w i th ho u s e f ro n ts a l o n g th e ro a d s, a n d g en ero u s g reen s p a c e b etween th e bac k s o f h o us es o f f l i m i ts to c a r s. Reo r i en tati o n th e f ro n ts o f th e h o u s es o ut to th e ro ads, w i l l be c l o s er to a rea l v i l l a g e u r b a n p atter n , wh i l e ta k i n g th e c a r b a r n s o ut fro m th e c en tre o f th e c l us ter s w i l l a l l ow m o re g en ero u s s h a red g reen s p a c es th at ch i l dren c an s afel y pl ay i n . 57


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CHA PT E R I V GROWTH How can we design a house that encourages future g rowth?

T h i s ch apter ex pl ai n s h ow we th i n k th e bu i l d i n g s c o u l d b e d es i g n ed w i th f u tu re o f th e v i l l age i n m i n d, i n o rder th at th ey c a n a d a p t to th ei r i n h a b i ta n ts ch a n g i n g n eed s a s f a m il i es g row an d l i fe m oves fo r w ard. W h y i s i t i m p ort an t ? T h e freedo m to c o n tro l th ei r env i ro n m en t w i l l n o t o n l y em p ower ow n er s a n d g i ve th em a g reater s en s e o f bel o n gi n g, i t w i l l a l s o l ea d to a n o rg a n i c v i s u a l va r i ety a c ro s s th e v i l l a g e rath er th an an i m po s ed o n e. So me p a r a m eter s c o u l d b e l o o s el y s et to b r i n g a l evel o f co h es i o n ( fo r ex am pl e a res tr i c ted r a n g e o f m ater i a l s o r c o l o u r s ) , o r th e va r i a bl e a s p ec t of th e des i gn c o ul d be l eft en ti rel y f ree. W h i l e th i s k i n d o f ch a n g e c a n h a p p en n atu r a l l y over ti m e, we w an t to ac ti vel y enc o u r a g e i t th ro u g h th e h o u s e d es i g n i n o rd er t o f a s t tr ac k th e r ate at wh i ch th e v i l l age w i l l f eel l i ved i n . T h i s w i l l g i ve th e v i l l a g e a s en s e o f g row th over ti m e th at i s fo r w ard l o o k i n g. T h e s el f -ex p res s i o n w i l l a l s o g i ve th e d evel o p men t th e s en s e o f bei n g a c o m mu n i ty o f m a ny d i f f eren t i n d i v i d u a l s.

R e fe re n c e s: E l e me n t al - Q u i n t a M o n ro y Pro j e c t Wal t e r Se g al - Wal t e rs Way & Se g al C l o se

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Short T erm A DA PTAT I O N : E x ter n a l D ec o r ati o n ( D o o r s a n d w i n d ow s a re i n ti m b er to a l l ow p a i n ti n g o r s ta i n i n g, ren d ered h o u s es c a n b e p a i n ted ) Pl a n ti n g ( G a rd en s / C o m mu n i ty B ed s / Trel l i s es ) D ef i n i n g B o u n d a r i es ( Fen c es / H ed g es )

Long T erm A DA PTAT I O N : E x ten s i o n s ( Si n g l e / D o u bl e-s to rey / Ro o f / C o n s er vato r i es ) I n ter n a l Reo rg a n i s ati o n ( H o m e O f f i c e / A d d i ti o n a l B ed ro o m) C o nver s i o n o f g ro u n d f l o o r to l i v i n g a c c o m m o d ati o n

I n th i n k i n g abo ut di f feren t w ay s res i d en ts m i g h t w a n t to ch a n g e th ei r h o m es, we fo u n d th at i deas fel l i n to two m ai n c ateg o r i es, s h ow n a b ove.

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SPAC E TO G ROW We c a n d es i g n th e h o u s e w i th l aten t s p a c e o n th e p l o t ava i l a bl e s o th at f u tu re g row th i s n’t c o n s tr a i n ed by res tr i c ti o n s o n the d evel o p a bl e a rea . T h i s m ea n s b ea r i n g i n m i n d th at th e fo ot p r i n t o f th e h o u s e, p l u s a ny f u tu re ex ten s i o n s s h o u l d n’t exc eed 5 0 % o f th e p l o t a rea .

PR E D E SI G N E D E X T E N SI O N S We c a n p rov i d e a s er i es o f s i m p l e, p red es i g n ed ex ten s i o n p l a ns th at res i d en ts c a n ch o s e to u s e i n f u tu re i f th ey w a n t to. T h es e c o u l d b e d es i g n ed w i th Per m i tted D evel o p m en t i n m i n d , i n ord er th at n o a rch i tec t o r p l a n n i n g p er m i s s i o n wo u l d b e n eed ed, s av i n g t i m e a n d c o s ts a n d th u s red u c i n g b a r r i er s i n th e p ro c ess.

I N T E G R AT E D ST RU C T U R E We c a n i n teg r ate s tr u c tu re i n d i f f eren t w ay s to en c o u r a g e f utu re a d a p tati o n , f ro m th e d es i g n o f th e f l o o r s l a b, to th e f r a mi n g o f th e bu i l d i n g.

We s ee future-pro o fi n g bei n g en abl ed i n th ree m a i n w ay s : p rov i d i n g th e s p a c e to g row ; p re-des i gn i n g a var i ety o f o pen -s o u rc e ex ten s i o n ‘ ty p es ’ ; a n d i n c o r p o r ati n g a d d i ti o n a l laten t s tr uc ture i n th e bas e bui l d.

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Vi ew o f th e rear o f th e ter r ac e w i th va r i o u s ex ten s i o n s p ro p o s ed by res i d en ts. Fro m l ef t to r i gh t: 1 s t f l o o r bal c o ny fro m ma s ter b ed ro o m ; 2 -s to rey ex ten s i o n ; s i n g l e-s to rey g l a s s co n s er vato r y ; s i n g l e-s to rey ex ten s i o n w i th ter r a c e.

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