Site Analysis: Creating a blueprint for development

02 January 2024

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Before larger developments can proceed, we first undertake a crucial first step ā€“ site analysis. This intricate process shapes developments that seamlessly integrate with their surroundings.

1. Contextual Understanding: We first investigate the topography, climate, and any existing structures to understand the physical parameters we are working with.

2. Sustainability: Always an important factor as we assess aspects such as solar orientation, wind patterns, water drainage and wildlife to optimise energy efficiency and minimise ecological impact.

3. Cultural and Historical Integration: Recognising the importance of cultural and historical context, we retain or highlight elements that celebrate the past while embracing modern functionality.

4. Community Engagement: A collaborative approach involves engaging with local needs and constraints, ensuring the development enhances the social fabric and becomes a useful part of the community.

5. Site Partitioning: Site analysis then informs the functional zoning of the site, guiding us to identify areas for public, residential and commercial areas.

6. Infrastructure Alignment: Assessing existing infrastructure ensures our designs align with accessibility requirements and contribute positively to broader urban or rural connectivity.

In essence, site analysis serves as the compass guiding us through the process of planning out an architectural development.