© 2011 by Cityscape Design Inc.  

SPACE DESIGN

Only architecture that considers human scale and interaction is successful architecture.

Jan Gehl,Danish Architect, Author of  Cities for People

 SMALL SPACE DESIGN

 + Floor Plans

     -Compact, small space residential floor plan

      designed to live large

     -Experiential or user based space planning

     -Unit layout reviews for livability 

 + Elevations

    -Leveraging choice of materials to enhance

      curb appeal, esp. main entry

    -Use of massing hierarchies to articulate

     "neighbourliness" 

    -Design review from a planning perspective

 + Public to Private Zone Design

     -Multi-family, mixed use design strategies

       for social connectedness within project   

     -Multi-family, mixed use design strategies

       for community connectedness

     -Design for successful transitions from

      public to private space   

PRELIMINARY DESIGN

 + Zoning Envelope 

     - Zoning + FSR calculations

     -Buildable square feet calculations

     -Building height envelope calculations 

 + Preliminary Design

    -Permitted massing mock up

    -Needs analysis 

    - Preliminary design 

 

 + Community Context

     -Neighbourhood context analysis 

     -When community consultation is required,

       architectural design recommendations

     -"Neighbourliness"  design strategies 

  

COTTAGE/RESORT DESIGN

 + Market Based Design 

      - Aging -in-place design

      - Accessible design that works for young

         families and seniors

       - Walkable lifestyle options 

 

 + Local Character

     - Designing with the landscape to enhance

        value

      - Identify and integrate local architectural

        character

      - Enhanced "sense of place'" design

        strategies

   

 + Cottage /Resort Narrative 

      -Research local historical context

      -Develop a design reinterpretation  strategy

      -Green, alternative development standards