Rather than propose a single repetitive house-plan, this submission establishes a geometry for assembling building elements. This geometry gives homeowners a chance to create personal and private accommodation, to builders a "stick built" and marketable product, and to the community a variety and scale of housing that respects local heritage.
"Cubix -- a housing geometry" is based on a simple "cube" element containing compact living quarters connected to a separate structure serving initially as a carport. Between these two is created a distinct "inner" yard linked with either the front or rear yards. The square plan of the cube allows it to be rotated, inverted, or interchanged to suit planning requirements. A number of optional components can be added at different times throughout the lifetime of the house.
The size and shape of these two parts allows them to be placed in different arrangements on a standard 10.05 m x 36.57 m lot. This is determined from such basic siting factors as owner requirements, direction of sun and views, proximity to adjacent structures, and frontage opportunities or restrictions.
The Cubix prototype conforms to present zoning regulations. Nevertheless, recommended changes would include:
(a) reduce site coverage to 30-35% of site areas, and/or
(b) lower F.S.R., but tied to a formula which would increase it to a maximum, as site coverage is reduced. Excluding below grade floor areas in F. S. R., computations would also bring back useful basements at minimal cost.
(Excerpt from official publication)
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