April 28, 2011
Massing Exercise Number 2
This is the second of two density exercises done by the Little Mountain community advisory committee. The community embraces the challenge of forcing (though they may not agree with them), extraordinarily high densities on the site plans.
The FSR range provided by the architect is FSR 2.0 to FSR 3.25. The omission of the base model FSR 1.4 is noted by one group, who chose to build an FSR 1.4 model on their site plan by omitting a large number of foam chips.
Timing of the meeting:
0:00 - Meeting opens with general business on selection of community co-chairperson.
5:00 - James Cheng introduces workshop, presents slide show and Dutch architecture book.
15:40 - Community presentation of workshop models begins.
The results show the creativity and intelligence of the community group in dealing with the challenges of densification.
The group is generally happier with the results of the second density exercise than the first.
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