There are three key elements that can be used to describe an individual apartment type:
- the number of bedrooms
- the number of storeys (single storey, mezzanine or two-storey)
- the number of external walls that have views to the outside (single aspect, double aspect, or corner aspect).
Single aspect apartments have three closed sides (except for the entrance) and are typically used with a double-loaded (central) corridor access arrangement.
They can be a good option for hillside housing or when there is an undesirable site condition to one side. They can also be used for a double-loaded corridor building that runs north-south, so that all apartments receive either morning or afternoon sun.
Double aspect apartments
Corner aspect apartments