David A. Gross AIA
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If a harmonius union between site and building is desirable . . .

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Then, locate and orient the building to take advantage of the site’s best features.

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Do not build on the most desirable part of the site. Locate the building to take advantage of pleasing spots as views from within, or incorporate these aesthetic areas as outdoors rooms.

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Build on a slope to preserve level ground for outdoor activities.

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Step the building to a sloping site.

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Take advantage of contours to define uses.

Orient rooms for best views and qualities of light.

Locate social uses to the public side of the site to shield more private spaces.

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Establish roads and parking at the edges to protect the heart of the site.

Minimize visual impacts to the community by designing a built environment in context with the neighborhood.

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1.2 Massing Echos Land Form

1.4 Climate Responsive Design

1.5 South Facing Outdoors

1.7 Refuge and Outlook

1.8 Positive Outdoor Space

1.9 Capturing Light

1.10 Compose with Materials

1.11 Focused garden

1.12 Functional Landscaping

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Block objectionable views with buildings or plantings.

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David A. Gross / 970-901-988 / 1631 Emerson Street 309, Denver CO 80218

Copyright David A Gross 2015