Co-housing: The new ‘posh’ way of living?

2014-02-25 13.15.23

  By: Nasim Nejabat According to financial times, co-housing seems to be the new and alternative communal living for the ‘posh’. Middle class families are getting together to buy land and build an alternative and more affordable housing scheme. According … Continue reading

Jane Jacobs and Walt Disney “Urban Designers”?

One is  an American-Canadian journalist, author and activist, who is  best known for her influence  on urban studies, and the other, a world famous  American business magnate, animator, cartoonist, producer, director, screenwriter, philanthropist and voice actor.  You might have guessed … Continue reading

Inspiration -2: Hundert Wasser


My second inspiration is from Hundert Wasser (December 15, 1928 – February 19, 2000) is an Austrian artist because there are elements that I want to learn from his life through similar careers with me. “He originally works as an artist with pictorial … Continue reading

Democratic, The Cornerstone of Cohousing


The model of a Cohousing community in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to UK Cohousing Network, one purpose of Cohousing community is that “Cohousing is a way of combating the alienation and isolation many experience today, recreating the neighbourly support of a … Continue reading

Bent and Slender Spatial Posture (Axis)—take Birmingham as an example

  For watching the final day of Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships 2014 (9th March), I visited the great city Birmingham on 8th March. On that day, I visited plenty of local landmarks—Bullring Shopping Centre which is a district … Continue reading


The cohousing neighbourhood is made up of private housing supplemented by shared facilities, which all together is conceived, owned, and managed by the residents. Compared to regular perimeter block, there is a huge discrepancy in terms of spatial pattern between … Continue reading

Inspiration -1: Rural Project, Samuel Mockbee


  I would like to introduce ‘Rural Studio’ kicked off by Samuel Mockbee because I was inspired by the project to study Urban Design. It could be said one of my strong motifs as well. Rural Studio started in 1990s … Continue reading

Multicentre City

Multicentre City Half of the world population now lives in the urban area and cities are forced to expand to accommodate the large number of population. Apart from the housing area that the city needs to offer to its people … Continue reading

Potential and limitation of Cohousing

Recently, more and more people start to move their attention from normal housing model to something called cohousing. There is no doubt that co-housing does bring people lots of benefits on the aspect of sustainability as well as the community … Continue reading

Enjoy Your Community and Sustainable Life in Cohousing

A few weeks ago, I tried to introduce the concept of cohousing to my friends. At the beginning, it was hard for them to understand why people would like to share some facilities in the common house, and weekly, cook … Continue reading

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