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Urban Infills: Taking Advantage of Small Lots

Updated: Aug 23, 2019

It is no secret that the cost of urban land in Calgary is rising and the space available for development is shrinking.  Building a new home in the city on a traditional “full-sized” lot (50’x120′) is becoming more of a challenge than ever before. However, there is still a great deal of opportunity for building a comfortable infill within the Calgary area.  Well-designed residential infill projects can integrate harmoniously into a local landscape, improving and enriching a neighbourhood, and increasing the value of the infill development itself.  Municipal authorities promote design for the needs of pedestrians and cyclists, and integrating the car appropriately into a planned urban environment.  As Calgary continues to evolve as a major metropolitan city more and more examples of well conceived urban dwellings will appear resulting in neighborhoods with a balanced environment of pedestrians, cyclists and automobiles that exist supportively together to create a sense of place and local identity.


Here are some great examples of urban infills that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional:


LG House - Exterior modern-exterior

Photo by thirdstone inc. [^]. See more modern exterior designs


Hannon Richards Infills - Exterior modern-exterior

Photo by Davignon Martin Architecture. See more modern exterior designs


Bernal Heights Residence contemporary-exterior

Photo by Bruce Wright. See more contemporary exterior designs


63b modern-exterior

Photo by Peter A. Sellar - Architectural Photographer. See more modern exterior designs


Modern Exterior modern-exterior

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Modern Exterior modern-exterior

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1800 west 32nd ave modern-exterior

Photo by SOLid architectural design. See more modern exterior designs


Front to Back Infill contemporary-exterior

Photo by Colizza Bruni Architecture Inc.. See more contemporary exterior designs


Modern Exterior modern-exterior

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Front to Back Infill contemporary-exterior

Photo by Colizza Bruni Architecture Inc.. See more contemporary exterior designs


Are you thinking about building an infill home on a smaller lot?  Contact us for a consultation as we would love to hear more about it – 403-282-6082.

Resources and Photo Credits:

Photos: http://www.houzz.com


Urban Design Guidelines for Low-rise Infill Housing


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