To the extent possible, provide individual identities and addresses for each dwelling unit. Consider ways to break large, repetitive structures into smaller, individually identifiable clusters. Ensure that all dwelling units have clear, individual addresses. Consider design strategies that allow residents to enhance and individualize the exterior appearance of their own units.
Images and Captions:
The façade of this California multi-unit rental housing has been broken down into a number of individual elements, making what is actually one large building look like a series of single-family homes, the common residential type in the area.
Although it is one continuous, multi-unit building, this Sacramento condominium development has the look and feel of several individual single-family homes.
(Southside Park Co-housing)
A potentially large complex has been broken down into four clusters in this Stamford, Connecticut development (drawing). The clusters have, in turn, been broken down into several separate buildings, which include individual entrances and identities for each unit (photo).
This Boston development provides a variety of separate entries - both from the courtyard and from the street - creating a surprising number of individual "addresses" for such a large complex.
These Albany, New York townhouses provide ample opportunity for residents to decorate and "individualize" their front entries.