Cohousing has again become a popular concept for those who want to live in a more sustainable community. But since the types of cohousing built today are relatively conventional more options are required. Today we also need to relate to the current situation with global warming and the need to cut down on resource use. In this context it is interesting to investigate and develop the cohousing concept, embracing a sharing community to meet the demands of more sustainable ways of residing. The work can help to shed light on the need for a new focus in the design work with residences and hopefully support the path to a more sustainable thinking. The result is a design layout of multi family housing where new ways of sharing and joint use will be presented. This work may help to shed light on the need for a new focus in the design work force housing, and hopefully support the path to a more sustainable thinking in terms of residential development.
Hanna Östlund started her studies at Architecture at Chalmers Univeristy of Technology in 2012. After herbachelor she did the MPARC studio Future visions for healthcare, housing and work.”For me architecture is a perfect combination of design, technical solutions, social responsibilities and environmental ethics.”
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Sharing, caring, society
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General