The position of urban green space in 21st Century

Urban green space had gain attention from people all over the world, especially in the city that under development. Most of the new develop city had include urban green space in their planning. It can be in various form, such as roof garden, pocket park, vertical green, and urban farm. No matter in what form,…
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Reflection on Semester 2

Semester 2 saw the MAUD students taking part in several modules – two design modules and an independent research module preparing us for our thesis over the summer. In this blog, I will discuss each module, what I found difficult and what I enjoyed. I will also highlight things which I would have done differently,…
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Urban Governance in tourist precincts

Cultural tourism has often been looked upon by the post-industrial cities as an economic base. Recent trends show that urban tourism has led to the prioritization of urban public spaces and public spaces forming a part of the tourist precinct become a part of the tourist attraction being visited (Mordue T.,2007). With the high influx…
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Are Shipping Container Homes Affordable Housing Alternative ?

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This blog is about getting answers to some basic questions about trending alternative of the shipping container as homes. Like, Is it really cheap to build? How Durable are they? How Flexible are they?  According to one survey, there are 14 million ex-service shipping containers in the world right now ready for recycling. And 97% of…
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Reflection of Semester 2

Blogging (O dwyer, 2013)

Image Source: Blogging (O, Dwyer. 2013) The blog has been an interesting approach to learning rather than the typical essay style. It gave me freedom to write more freely and openly, this meant I would write blog posts that anyone could understand. At first, I felt that blogging would become a monotonous process but I…
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Comment on Adem Altunkaya’s “Scenario based co-design exercise”

Adem discusses the co-design exercise which his group developed during the Housing Alternative’s module. As stated in his blog, his groups exercise was one which aimed to inform residents about the different typologies available. The exercise began with demonstrating what different typologies might be available to residents. Adem says that the exercise was based around…
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Comment on Zheng Leong Kit’s “A new trend of living – Live-work”

Jackson highlights that part of the reason for the live/work concept’s success is to do with the increase in the number of homeworkers in the UK. Today, we see around 4.2 million people working from home, and this number is always increasing (BBC, 2014). However, although research shows that employees can perform more efficiently when…
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The Live-work housing

The Live-work housing  Last week we just finished our Housing Alternative module, and there are four types of housing in our group’s design, which are Co-housing, Live-work, life cycle and affordable housing. Although, the Co-housing is the most important part of this module, but the most interesting type of housing for me is Live-work housing….
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A new trend of living – Live-work

A new trend of living – Live-work 21st century is a technologically advanced era, all kind of technology is growing rapidly especially the network. Living in this era had made remote control things that is far away using the network is never been so easy. This has bring up the born of a new trend of…
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Cohousing Benefits

Cohousing or shared living has become one of the first options for many people when seeking an alternative to the bustle of contemporary cities. The cohousing communities are often a part of the planning and designing process as they share the common spaces like gardens, laundry, dining, guest rooms etc. The residents are responsible for…
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