During a recent discussion on infill architecture through Orlando’s CNU and Rethinking the City, Tom Lowe of Charlotte’s Civic By Design, explained that even contemporary architecture, which many of us disregard, can be appropriate infill if properly massed and proportioned. “It’s not the style, but the urban form that matters.” Even today, one of the real offenders, in any style, remains the snout house with its protruding garage composing much of the front mass.

Disregarding architectural detail, take a look at these two adjacent infill homes in Winter Garden. They set back a little too far from the road for my taste, and they aren’t extreme examples. However one simply does engage the public way, while the other does not and is more autocentric.

 

Author: Tory

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