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street parking, floor area ratio (FAR [ratio of total floor area to site area]), sky exposure plane, and of course, permitted uses.
The statement of Andy Pressman will serve as a guide in analyzing anddetermining the site to provide the necessary and basic requirements for theviability of the proposed project. This will allow the researcher to evaluate thesite prior to the given considerations by the process of observation and datagathering to come up with an ideal and functional project.
, author of the book, HighPerformance Building Guidelines:
Identify and prioritize the site‘
s natural and cultural attributes that are to be protected, conserved, or restored.General Site Layout
Organize building mass, orientation and outdoor spaces to provide efficient access to services; incorporate recreational areas that have multiple functions in addition to visual value. For example, rooftops can be used as gardens and for water collection; a water feature in a playground can provide both cooling and recreation for children.
Use earth forms, plantings, drainage and water detention systems, and soils to support the functions of the building and site (e.g., screening, windbreaks, etc.).
Employ passive solar principles in architectural design,orientation, and sitting; use heat- retaining courtyard pavements (with proper shading), block winter wind and admit summer breezes.