Reflection on Semester 2

Coming to semester two, we continued with the blog writing tasks alongside with our design project.  The theme of this semester’s design project is housing alternatives, where we did several visits to different alternative housing types.  We also learned about the Building for Life 12, the tool that we have been using to analysis co-housing…
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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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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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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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