- Buildings demonstrate a high architectural quality including visual richness and coherence
- The terrace building makes a positive contribution to the existing or desired future street character, and to the public realm
The façade design will arise, in part, from the building massing. To achieve visual richness and help viewers 'read' the building and the activity within, the design should reflect the different parts of the building and clearly define the individual houses within the row.
The building will usually comprise of a principal façade that addresses the adjacent street. That façade should be visible and attractive and should enhance the existing character of the local area or street context. However when a building is exposed to public view on all sides all visible parts of its façades should be carefully designed.