What is the Importance of Density in Residential Architecture?

Modern ideas of residential architecture consider that high density architecture is the best way to ensure sustainability. Higher density can be considered as successful where consumers of housing support in its practical application, and as the demands of future generations for affordable housing and amenities require greater residential architecture investments, architects need to understand the importance of density in housing.

Higher Density

High density housing includes lower distances to travel for shops, employment and consumer services, options for better use of public transport, and high urban amenities. However, housing density is also related to standards of living, and residential architecture experts need to lay careful plants before forcing members of the public to accept them. Higher density housing can often be associated with ugliness, crime and poverty.

Medium density housing can help to resolve some of the problems with infrastructure, traffic congestion and concentrated settlement patterns. Where properly designed, higher density can preserve energy, land, and finances: but medium density also gives people visual release from oppressive residential architecture that can be a problem in high density housing.

Finding the right density to suit the area in which the residential architecture is being planned, there are several aspects to be considered: the population that requires housing, the environment surrounding the new build, and the availability of services such as buses and trains.