Site Design Vignette attempt - after much practice.

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Site Design Vignette attempt - after much practice.

Postby lenecrobusier » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:31 pm

Please see the attached attempt. I'd really love to know if the plaza/walks need to touch the actual fronts of the buildings or if that area in front is enough.

Any and all comments are welcome.
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Re: Site Design Vignette attempt - after much practice.

Postby Sparky83 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:12 pm

lenecrobusier wrote:Please see the attached attempt. I'd really love to know if the plaza/walks need to touch the actual fronts of the buildings or if that area in front is enough. Touch or overlap. Either way works.

Any and all comments are welcome.

Coniferous trees do not have to be adjacent to the PP to block winter winds. Distance does not matter. New coniferous trees downwind of the restaurant are not needed.
OT entry is barely visible from Bentley.
The new tree at the NW corner of the restaurant serves no purpose.
Building separation is questionable.
Why all the turns in the walk from the PP to restaurant entry?
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Re: Site Design Vignette attempt - after much practice.

Postby lenecrobusier » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:13 am

Sparky-

Thanks for your comments, and clearing up some misconceptions.
I had no idea that the trees were acceptable at any distance - in studying there was a distance at which trees stop being windbreaks and i just wanted to ensure that the plaza was protected. Is this somewhere in the vignette prompt and i missed it or has NCARB clarified this in a written form somewhere?
I had rotated the OT to minimize shade on the plaza - is there a permissible max % shade on the plaza? I was trying to stay under 10%.
Building separation was established with a 210 radius circle at the closest corner of the OT - the entire restaurant was outside of it. Had to delete it to continue to draw.
The turns were meant to avoid going into the tree drip-line - doesn't appear necessary now but at the time it seemed like the safest answer.

Out of curiosity, when the vignette says that paving should be minimized, does that imply that there's a % coverage of the site that fails you?

Note that none of the above is intended to break NCARB confidentiality rules, just want clarification if it's available.

Thanks again.
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