Co-design – Site Planning Exercise

Co-design exercises are common practice in the forming of a cohousing scheme. They give residents the ability to directly influence the way their scheme works – be it from the management of finances and maintenance of communal areas to the physical layout of their scheme. Figure 1 – Hypothetical residents analysing their cohousing site using…
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Cambridge K1 cohousing – Building for Life 12 analysis

Cambridge K1 is a cohousing community located in the modern neighborhood of Orchard Park, north of Cambridge City Centre. The community is made up of 40 adults and about 10 children and has 42 custom- designed homes complemented by first-class shared facilities promoting sustainable living and community cohesion. During the semester study, a case study…
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Designing in Historic Environments

The historical and cultural cities are regarded as a necessary element that must be protected and enhanced. While in the current economic stage, it is in the urgent need to renew them because they cannot meet with the demand of current people. The issue that we face is the balance between “preserving and protecting historic…
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The importance of the urban waterfront

The last several decades have seen many cities around the world regenerate their post-industrial urban waterfront. The sites that where once scattered with large ships, countless factories and heavy pollution are now places of encounter, activity and architectural innovation. In this blog post, I am going to look at how the form of urban waterfronts…
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Cannock Mill Cohousing & Building For Life 12 Analysis

Cannock Mill Cohousing is located in Colchester and site area is about 1 ha. This project is developed by retired professionals and they just want to create an eco-friendly community where they each can live independently in their own homes, but with shared facilities. In addition, this community has 23 homes, they originally wanted to…
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Famous Public Squares of Italy & It’s Importance in Urban Fabric

Recently I traveled to some of the most beautiful cities of Italy. In this blog, I would like to share my experience of the famous Italian Piazzas or Public Squares and its importance for the residents and tourists. I will be mentioning Piazzas of Milan, Florence, and Venice in this blog which I visited during the trip….
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Viva Blue House (2): Co-living in Grade I Listed Building

  A brief history of “Viva Blue House” Revitalisation Project is mentioned in the last blog.  The project is now completed and provide 32 units, including ground floor shops.  Existing residents will be moving back to their units, while the remaining 12 units will be used in the “Good Neighbourhood Programme”. Co-living, as a new…
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Food and the City

During the progress of several projects in this semester, I found lots of case studies about urban farm and I am really interested in it. As Manning said, “the relationship between food and the city is fascinating” (Manning, 2016). People’s demand for food grows with the development of urbanism, so the amount of “growing space”,…
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Experience of participating in co-design exercise

Co-design exercise Co-design exercise is an important part during the progress of forming and building the co-housing. Members of the co-housing will take part in this exercise to give their opinion. In this blog, I am going to share about my experience of participating a scenario based co-design exercise.   Site planning I participate this co-designexercise…
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