|Re: Elevators and exclusions||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ann Zabaldo (ann.zabaldogmail.com)|
|Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 05:33:01 -0700 (PDT)|
This U shape building idea seems like a "winning" design for all the reasons you mentioned, David. Also ... it's "cozy" and efficient. Both Takoma Village and Eastern Village are U shaped w/ centrally located elevators that access all floors. At Takoma Village about 80-85% of the units are visitable on the 1st floor including 1st floor BA. At Eastern Village all homes are visitable except one unit's LR & K is down 1/2 flight of steps. It's BRs & BAs are on the entry level. -- Ann Zabaldo Takoma Village Cohousing Washington, DC Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC McLean, VA Voice 703-663-3911 Fax 202-291-8594 www.cohousingcollaborative.com On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 10:25 PM, David Heimann <heimann [at] theworld.com> wrote: > > > Hi, > > Ah, the implications of different designs. Here at Jamaica Plain > Cohousing we built our structure as essentially a single U-shaped building > around a courtyard, with entry to the units via an external > corridor/deck/balcony going around the inside of the U on each floor. In > that way a single elevator by the common house was all we needed to gain > visitability to all the units, no matter what floor they were on. > Regards, > David Heimann > JP Cohousing > > Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 17:20:58 -0400 > From: Elizabeth Magill <pastorliz [at] verizon.net> > >> If you >> build flats, all the ground floor flats are accessible without an >> elevator, >> and all the second floor units could be accessible with a single >> elevator, >> and a balcony connecting them. -- Ann Zabaldo Takoma Village Cohousing Washington, DC Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC McLean, VA Voice 703-663-3911 Fax 202-291-8594 www.cohousingcollaborative.com
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