Type, Form and Profile
The type, form and profile of a building has a dramatic effect on how it sits within its setting, and should seek to be complementary to the surroundings, particularly in historic environments.
The rhythm and repetition of a group of houses on a street or around an open space can create a striking visual The identity or character of a place comes from the way that buildings, streets and spaces, landscape and infrastructure combine together and how people experience them. More. Form is also important for the functionality of a building, with projecting elements in the facade or roof creating additional spaces or maximising light into a property.
Features of housing type, form and profile
- Housing form must reflect the local vernacular
- Well-articulated facades should incorporated recessed and projecting elements
- Continue local building lines
- Reference should be made to local materials, and the height and width of neighbouring propertie
- Proposed roof types should be informed by context
Housing type, form and scale relevant to context
Housing type, form and scale must reflect that of existing housing within the immediate site context.
Examples of referencing common housing types in Trafford
A modern interpretation of the classic ‘Trafford Twin’ Edwardian semi-detached housing style seen across the Borough. This typology is popular and offers efficient density, reduced noise transfer from Any room used or intended to be used for sleeping, cooking, living or eating purposes. More, car parking concealment, and landscaped garden opportunities.
Example of how modern housing can be designed to fit into and improve the street scene
Principles of contextual response to form and profile
Building type context
Building form context
Building scale context
Examples of context from around Trafford
Houses must follow building lines to create visual order to streets. Any variance of setback or projections from an established building line must be influenced by the existing context.
Examples of building lines in different context settings
High density suburbs and new places
High density urban areas are characterized by strong building lines with 0-2m building set backs.
Medium density suburbs and new places
Medium density suburbs still exhibit building lines although may be set back further from pavement to allow for landscape.
Low density suburbs and rural village
Building lines are more varied and less continuous in low density suburbs and rural areas
Example of building lines at corners
This example shows how a building line has been created on both streets using correct corner design with multiple street facing elevations. with projecting elements and slight variations of set back, the building line is not too rigid but strong enough to create a visual order to these streets