Author: Jorge Fontan AIA

About Jorge Fontan AIA

Author Jorge Fontan AIA

This post was written by Jorge Fontan, a Registered Architect and owner of Fontan Architecture.

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Unique House Design

Unique House Designs

At our architecture firm we do a wide range of projects. Here are a few Unique House Designs we have worked on. They range from real projects, to prototypes, and competition entries.   Unique House Designs   Fiberglass House Design This is a fiberglass house prototype I designed. The house...

Shallow Lot

Shallow Lot NYC Zoning

In New York City the Zoning Resolution requires most properties to have a rear yard. If a property is shallow this can make a rear yard difficult to provide. The Zoning Codes have a stipulation for shallow lots that allow you to reduce the rear...

Restaurant Acoustic Design

Restaurant Acoustic Design

Restaurants are by far the worst designed spaces you will ever experience. This is because restaurant acoustic designed is so commonly overlooked. Everyone spends so much time concerned with what the restaurant will look like but nobody cares what the restaurant sounds like.   Restaurant Acoustic Design People...

R9X Zoning NYC

R9X Zoning in NYC is high density contextual residential zoning district. This is contextual zoning which means following the Quality Housing Program requirements.   R9X Zoning  This post will only be addressing R9X Zoning, here is a list of all the other R9 Zoning Districts. R9 Zoning Districts Basic R9...

R9D Zoning NYC

R9D Zoning in NYC is high density contextual residential zoning district. This is contextual zoning which means following the Quality Housing Program requirements.   R9D Zoning  This post will only be addressing R9D Zoning, here is a list of all the other R9 Zoning Districts. R9 Zoning Districts Basic R9...

R9A Zoning NYC

R9A Zoning in NYC is high density contextual residential zoning district. This is contextual zoning which means following the Quality Housing Program requirements.   R9A Zoning  This post will only be addressing R9A Zoning, here is a list of all the other R9 Zoning Districts. R9 Zoning Districts Basic R9...

C6-4x Zoning NYC

C6-4X Zoning is a Contextual General Central Commercial Zoning district in NYC. In C6-4X you can build a variety of commercial building uses, community facilities, and residential buildings. C6-4X has a residential equivalent of R10X.   C6-4X Zoning The C6-3X Zoning District is a contextual sub district of...

C6-4A Zoning NYC

C6-4A Zoning is a Contextual General Central Commercial Zoning district in NYC. In C6-4A you can build a variety of commercial building uses, community facilities, and residential buildings. C6-4A has a residential equivalent of R10A.   C6-4A Zoning The C6-4A Zoning District is a contextual sub district of...

C6-3x Zoning NYC

C6-3X Zoning is a Contextual General Central Commercial Zoning district in NYC. In C6-3X you can build a variety of commercial building uses, community facilities, and residential buildings. C6-3X has a residential equivalent of R9X.   C6-3X Zoning The C6-3X Zoning District is a contextual sub district of...