Provide visual access to shared open spaces from individual units, preferably from the kitchen, living room or dining room.
Images and Captions:
The living rooms in this Livermore, California development have patio doors which open onto a balcony, which in turn looks over the shared courtyard.
(Stoney Creek Apartments)
Apartments in this Oakland, California project are arranged so that the living rooms (highlighted) of some units overlook the common courtyard while others provide "eyes on the street.”
The living/dining area of this unit looks directly onto the commonly shared courtyard in this Sacramento project.
(Southside Park Co-housing)
The kitchens in this Boulder, Colorado project face onto the front patio and across it to the common open space at the center of the site.
The living room opens through French doors onto the patio which is directly connected to the shared open space in this Stamford, Connecticut development.
Either the living room or the dining room (highlighted) in these Los Angeles townhouses look directly onto the large interior courtyard.
(Willowbrook Green Apartments)