Community Led Housing: Co-living & Co-housing

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What is Community-led Housing? Community-led housing is now growing trend around the world. Although at present it only holds 1% of total housing market of UK. Basically, it is a housing scheme which gives you a sense of living in the community with the people having same interests, professions or age groups. Most of the…
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Reflection on semester 2

Reflection on semester 2   In a blink of an eye, i had gone through 8 month of studies in the course of MA Urban Design. I had learned a lot of things in this course and having a lot of tough time, especially in semester two. This is because in semester two we are…
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The Reflection of second semester

The Reflection of second semester According to this semester’s blog, I think it is more flexible than last semester. We can focus on our own interest and write something what I want to write. Base on my background, I was studying the landscape before and have two years’ work experience on the landscape design. Then…
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Reflection on MAUD semester 2

This blog post is dedicated to my experience of the second semester as an Urban design student. The second semester started with an exciting class trip to the beautiful city of Milan. The trip was dedicated to a design module with the theme of Blue-Green infrastructure. We had a lecture series and several site visits…
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Using the landscape feature to define the space

Using the landscape feature to define the space Space is always the most important factor in the design program, whatever in architecture or urban design. Firstly, we classify the space in two types, one is public and the other is private space. As we know, public space is a kind of social space, people gathering…
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Reflection on Semester 2

In the semester 2, I experienced meaningful courses. In Housing Alternatives course, I learned about new methods and strategies to research and design. In the past, I only designed a space according to its contexts and typologies. However, in this course, I learned to start from case studies. We analyzed and evaluated the cases by…
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Reflection on Semester 2

Semester two was started with the project of housing alternative. This project is the follow-up work of the urban regeneration in the semester one. It encourages us to focus on the detail research of the residential area. Cohousing is an important point of this module and we visited some relative sites to experience the scheme…
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The benefits of Sponge City design

The benefits of Sponge City design In many of cities, the under land of city is too hard and the consequence of this situation is the underground water become less and less. This makes a huge amount of waste of water resource. In my view, the solution of this problem is decreasing the hard landscape…
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Comment on Diva Jain’s “Cohousing benefits”

Diva gives a clear and concise account of the benefits of cohousing, listing the ecological, social and financial benefits which are associated with it. Cohousing has been proven to be viable alternative to regular housing – one which is much more community focused and aims to bring people closer together. However, I do believe that…
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Reflection on Semester 2

Coming to semester two, we continued with the blog writing tasks alongside with our design project.  The theme of this semester’s design project is housing alternatives, where we did several visits to different alternative housing types.  We also learned about the Building for Life 12, the tool that we have been using to analysis co-housing…
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