|An easy way to create extra value:
The first way to create value is simple: communication. The Land Planner must understand the housing (and commercial buildings) architectural strengths and weaknesses. Knowing which portion of the building is more visually pleasing allows the planner to showcase the design.
Knowing where the windows are located as well as the room functions they serve, provides the planner with enough knowledge to maximize views within all living areas of the home. Remember to think in volume strategies as suburban neighborhoods typically account for hundreds of homes. Even a simple cookie cutter design can become more functional and appealing through this simple awareness.
An evolution of the cardboard template (shown here) contains images where color represents room functions, and window locations are clearly marked. This critical information allows the designer to hand sketch with added value using viewsheds and highlighting the architectural strengths of the homes.