Typical example of where geographers and architects could/should cooperate.
I hope Reddy etc, might bring this issue to the fore - one of the areas I think he is particularly strong in - I still don't like his pro-traditional isolationist stance on architects and qualification etc, though.
I can't calculate FAR etc, not my area of expertise, but I can understand it visually.
A typical one of wilderness development, driven by having cars, and lots of home entertainment, web access etc, in the USA.
If I get any more extreme rural developments, I will post them. I think some of these may work as retreat type places, like the ancient Cistercian monastery etc, but as new residential developments.... ?
Some things like this, have integrated well into places like Rathgar Road etc,
Perhaps not pretty in some peoples' eyes, but definitely sustainable as development I think, on smaller available plots.
I dunno, how to calculate densities on FARs for this but, I think you get the idea.
And another attempt at density.
I think that Wright was very good at doing this sort of thing here.
Perhaps suitable for a number of smaller apartments nowadays on suitable site, circa Rathmines or similar? Certainly would be contextual anyhow.
Another kind of place,
Goind even further denser in FAR;
We certainly haven't built like this in Ireland since the times of the Eucharistic congress!
I.e. The Catholic Church building private mansions on huge swats of land in urban areas.
This type of development, is attractive, as it actually manages to create a strong definition of a street I think.
As this one does;
Notice how elements like that bridge in the background, are important perceptual landmarks in such a place.
Handsome looking attempt at very high density.