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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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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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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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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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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