How to Take Advantage of Side Setbacks?


Residência Cobogó / CHX Arquitetos. Foto: © Pedro Kok

Residência Cobogó / CHX Arquitetos. Foto: © Pedro Kok

The side setbacks configure the distance that must be between the building and the side boundary of the land. Master plans, building codes or zoning laws determine the minimum clearance that must be observed to ensure that the building takes advantage of better aeration, sunlight and permeability. Although this feature brings several qualities to the built environment, many people do not know how to take advantage of the space given by the setback and, often, it becomes just a passageway.

 

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