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Zoning Restrictions - Setbacks, Easements, and Wetlands

3m 43s

Russell Buchanan of Buchanan Architecture walks us through the schematic design phase of his residential project in Crested Butte, CO.  He discusses the importance of capitalizing on views and solar orientation, and how they influenced the building layout. He also sketches out a bubble diagram to illustrate the spatial and functional relationships as well as the structural grid.

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The front yard setback has access to the vehicular traffic, the rear yard setback only has access to the rear property line. So notice that our construction is occurring all within the setback lines, and that is a very important first step to understanding site requirements. This is also a unique site in that the shaded area here is what's called a utility easement.

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Duration: 43m