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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Kyodo No Mori Japanese Co-housing

Christian, D. (2008). “Forest” Cohousing in Japan, Pt.II. [online] Begoodcafe.com. Available at: http://begoodcafe.com/archive-bgc/project/ecvc_en [Accessed 9 Apr. 2017].

Kyodo No Mori or Forest of Kyodo as its more commonly known is a Japanese co-housing project which was designed at the turn of the millennia. This project has caught my interest as an excellent case study of how development can adapt to an ever changing city and the first cohousing project in Japan.  The…
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Trip to Lancaster Co-Housing

Initially, at the start of the housing design project, we were introduced to the Co-Housing (CH) model of living I was apprehensive about this model of living. It could be argued that student’s halls have a similar construct to CH. In the sense that we all had a bedroom, shared a communal kitchen/living-room, some halls…
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A Residents’ Participation Workshop for Sharing and Communal Facilities

Introduction In a typical Cohousing  community,  it involves 8 to 40 households who are inter-generational (UK Cohousing Network, 2017).  All adults of them are encouraged to design the community together.  This refers to a stage on which they could share ideas and discuss with each others (UK Cohousing Network, 2017).  Last two weeks, we are…
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