David A. Gross AIA
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If a lively balance of indoor and outdoor rooms is desirable . . .

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Then, create a sequence of indoor and outdoor spaces which respond to the building form and site features.

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Positive outdoor spaces help to integrate the building to the site, expand useable area, and promote a healthy connection to the natural environment.

Imagine the entire site as a mosaic of “roomlike” places, inside and out; don’t leave any space unused.

Encourage interior room shapes to create outdoor room shapes.

Consider proper orientation to sun, wind, and shade to create a “microclimate”.

Arrange outdoor rooms to open to southerly exposures.

Use arbors and pergolas to moderate climate and foster a sense of enclosure.

Utilize courtyard concepts such as crossing paths, views to the outside, and covering shelter to enhance the experience of outdoor spaces.

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1.1 Inhabit the Site

1.3 Western Views

1.5 South Facing Outdoors

1.6 Sheltering Roof

1.7 Refuge and Outlook

1.9 Capturing Light

1.10 Compose with Materials

1.11 Functional Landscaping

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

Copyright David A Gross 2015