Figure 4-2. Buildable Zone.
d. Visual Determinants. Visual considerations
(3) Visual enclosure which can be provided by
for siting buildings are determined by both the
existing topography and/or vegetation.
user's needs and existing conditions. A building
may need to be clearly visible from the access
Circulation should promote safe, efficient move-
road. The user may desire a visual relationship
ment of vehicles and pedestrians. Maintaining
between structures which are located within a
maximum separation of vehicles and pedestrians
single unit and/or service the same user group. In
helps promote safety. Safe circulation systems
these circumstances, the locations of entrances are
have a perceivable hierarchy of movement, lead to
often important. Their visibility may be used to
a clear destination and do not interrupt other
reinforce circulation. Existing conditions which
activities. MTMC provides detailed information on
can influence building location include:
circulation requirements. Chapter 6 provides more
(1) Views into areas of good natural quality.
specific design criteria for vehicular circulation
(2) Views which can be achieved by taking
advantage of higher site elevations.