- All apartments have usable private open space (for dining, clothes drying etc)
- Balconies and terraces are well designed, have adequate levels of privacy and are responsive to the environment
- Balconies and terraces are integrated into the overall architectural form and detail of the building
- Balconies and terraces contribute to the safety and liveliness of the street by creating opportunities for natural surveillance
For ground level apartments, the private outdoor space should be provided as a garden, paved terrace (patio) or courtyard area.
For apartments located above the ground floor the private outdoor space should be provided as a balcony (deck). Juliet balconies (a balcony which does not protrude from the building face) do not provide for private outdoor space.
Private outdoor spaces should be considered and designed as an extension of the apartment with careful attention paid to the design detail of this space.
Ensuring that a good standard of privacy is achieved, both for the residents and for any neighbours, is an important consideration when designing private open space.