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Pentire Crescent

This award winning housing scheme incorporates three-storey town houses, two-storey villas, terraces and cottages. The high-density development takes references from traditional local architecture whilst adopting a classical style for the balanced elevations of the crescent apartments overlooking Fistral Beach. The scheme demonstrates the successful application of urban design principles: continuous street facades, largely uninterrupted by parking bays or garages. Cars are parked within internal courtyards, on street or in bays sited in resident's gardens. This reinforces the distinction between public and private space with facades built along the back edge of the pavement. There is very little segregation of pedestrians and vehicles, but vehicle speeds are kept low by the careful alignment of streets. Social housing is well integrated with private housing.

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