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Mandell House

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

A study in densification, natural light and space economy

The central skylight brings light into the core of the house.

by Drew Mandell

Urban infill has become an increasingly important tool in counteracting the effects of urban sprawl. It can breathe new life into city centres, attract tax payers to blighted areas and help ameliorate the pressures of sprawl.
Such include longer commutes, increased traffic congestion, and the loss of agricultural land, forests and public open space. Urban infill also results in reduced site servicing costs per unit for both government and developer, which in turn result in lower housing prices. (more…)