Through additional cells
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The project has based itself in the assumption of the plot as the basic unit in a suburban neighbourhood. To face a pressure to densify, it proposes to densify through the subdivision of existing plots. On the existing plots, new houses are added on new plots subdivided from the existing plots. The new buildings are dimensioned, placed and shaped to give a character of place more akin to a village in the city than either the suburban neighbourhood or the urban street. Recognizing the heritage of the suburban neighbourhood as a structure driven by rules, it does so through the manipulation of the rules. The rules are rewritten to introduce new efficiencies, spatialities, emphasis, hierarchies, responsibilities and limitations to the existing.