Archiscape Blog

A Neighborhood Scale

Posted on June 17, 2011 by Karin • Filed under:



These elevations of the Chestnut Building in Branford were prepared for presentation to the Town of Branford’s various boards. The drawings, as well as accompanying photos, showed the scale and massing of the immediate neighbors. When designing in a mixed neighborhood, especially a historical one, it is important to look at the scale and materiality of neighboring buildings.

The drawings also show that the overall scale of the building is similar to the larger buildings in the industrial area on Ivy Street to the South, but the massing has been broken up to form individual volumes similar in scale to the residential and mixed-use buildings on Main Street. The result is a building that is scaled (sized) to the neighborhood, detailed and using materials in a similar way to the historical buildings surrounding it.

Click here for our blog on the Chestnut Building.