Monday, February 23, 2009

Urban Space

To follow up on my post last week about building urban environments around the pedestrian while still accommodating parking, I took the following photos from the 72nd Avenue and 200th Street intersection in Langley. Besides providing a pedestrian environment, a corner building constructed right up to the sidewalk give a sense of place and a well defined space. In fact, the most important thing you can do when developing a new neighbourhood is to ensure that you have corner buildings like in this example.

So you can do a comparison, I also snapped a picture of the gas station (sadly) across the street to give you an idea of how simply building up to the sidewalk is a powerful space defining tool.

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