12  October  Posted by Arc Cine

Urban Oasis | Residential

Rol Fieldwalker Architect 2008

Residential building sites in the urban areas are more strongly controlled with regard to floor area, total building height, setbacks from site boundaries, site coverage, extent of overhangs included in floor area calculations, and parking requirements. These criteria greatly influence the design alternatives that are available for use in the development of a design solution.
In this project, which was a complete renovation, the siting of the original house was an advantage, allowing much better utilization of site areas than a new house built under the current zoning by-laws.