consolidating the center
Consolidation is associated with construction on vacant lots that are already serviced or close to community services.
How could vacant sites be developed / optimized without requiring ‘invasive’ construction methods ?
WHY IS CONSOLIDATING IMPORTANT ?
New residential development sites are getting farer from the center, damaging precious natural landscapes
Those who live in new developments have to considerable distances to reach the center, especially for those who do not own a vehicle
In its revision, the master plan does not envisage the reconfiguration of existing zoning in the center of the village
Sectors close to ‘‘attractive’’ community facilities (school, shops, workplaces, etc.)
Sectors where streets and technical equipment are already in place (pads, truck service, etc.)
Proximity with the center of the village
Developing strategic sectors of the village will benefit from close relationships while maintaining the privacy and security of each and everyone. Combined with pile foundations, "utilidors" can significantly reduce the need for pads as well as truck traffic in and around the village.
Reconfiguration of streets that facilitates the development of sites near services
Expansion of the school on the actual site and creation of a protected school yard.
architecture projects credits : m-j. allaire-côté, 2017 ; evok architecture ; a. morency, 2017 ; société makivik
New utilidor system
New house models
by m.-j. allaire-côté
La maison comme un voyage