What is this “amenity” of which you talk?
When architects talk about the quality of the amenity of residential projects, did you ever wonder what exactly they meant?
The dictionary definition of amenity is:
A desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place.
It’s not a bad start, but it certainly doesn’t begin to describe the types of features or facilities considered when designing for good residential amenity, or describing it as such.
Note: We’ve been making some tweaks to our website and have now included a Grey Matter section.
You can find this essay in the new section HERE.