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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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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Building for Life 12 & Lancaster Cohousing Analysis

What is Building for Life 12? This is a guide to assess whether a housing scheme is designing well, written based on the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).  It is published by Nottingham Trent University on behalf of the Building for Life partnership.  The first edition of Building for Life (BfL) was published in 2012,…
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BFL Analysis : Sinclair Meadows Co-housing Scheme

In semester 2 of our MA Urban Design course, students are going to focus on improving residential design & development processes operating in the United Kingdom at present time. Before starting with the design process, to understand the alternative types of housing schemes e.g. Co-housing, live-work housing & life cycle housing; we visited some of the…
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An analysis of Building for Life 12 (BfL12)

The main design project in semester two focusses on alternative forms of housing – appropriately named ‘Housing Alternatives’. Remaining at the same site as the previous design project (Science Central), we are to design a masterplan which consists of a co-housing model, a series of speculative housing developments such as live-work, private housing and social…
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Site Visit For Cohousing Project

Our second semester is a continuation of the Science Central but specifically interested in residential development in the area. The main objective is to experiment with alternative housing methods and produce a specific plot for Co-housing. We was introduced to alternative housing  by visiting three different housing sites: The Mailings in Ouseburn, Sinclair Meadows in South…
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The experience in Sinclair Meadows

My experience about Housing alternative is based on three sites which teacher brought us to visit. They are all in Newcastle and some of the features are very distinctive. We visited for three site which are Malings, The Rise and Sinclair Meadows. The most impressive one for me is Sinclair Meadows. Because of the eco-friendly…
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My Cases Visit Experience – The Mailings

Last week our group visited two case studies of co-housing. What I am interested most is named Mailings, located in Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne. This community opposites the Toffee Factory across a river. It includes a mix of 76 new homes and a small amount of commercial space. (“The Malings • Ouseburn Development”) (Figure…
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Semester 2 & Building For Life (BFL)

Design For Homes (2012) Building for life.

Introduction In the second semester of studies, one of my main projects is the continuation of the Science Central development with an in-depth analysis and evaluation of housing. This will involve considering and designing alternative housing such as Co-Housing and Live-Work, exploring different typologies like townhouses, courtyard, self-build as well as considering the economics and…
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