Above: Squash blocks installed to support load from above. Right: Load from above without squash blocks or blocking panels caused this web to buckle.
5 high-density housing concepts
High-density developments have grown in popularity in recent years. Professional Builder’s House Review design team presents five cutting-edge concepts.
3. Minturn, Colorado Plan
High-density means different things to different people. In this case, we maximized the density of a site in Minturn, Colo. The builder’s pro forma required three homes to make this deep, narrow site work financially. The footprint had to be minimized, so the concept was developed to include two stacked flats (one over garage space, the other over a live/work office) and a two-story home.
Living area: 1,267 sf
Live/work area: 676 sf
Porches: 120 sf
Living area: 1,951 sf
Porches: 75 sf
Living area: 1,892 sf
Porches: 140 sf