Understand design in the design process of cohousing

  Figure 1. Source : Atlanta Web Design As an international student, I deeply feel the difference of the Chinese and western cultural ideas from life to academic research. After graduating from university, I worked for one year, mainly contacted the … Continue reading

Hexham Colorful Village: Final Design

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After All the process we went through, Finally, this final design created. The first thing we did when thinking of the design of this neighborhood was determining the appropriate area for cohousing, social housing and private housing. After some discussion, … Continue reading

Should We Retrofit Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems?

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Should We Retrofit Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems?   In terms of design it is easier to design sustainable urban drainage systems at the start of the development process, however there are existing neighbourhoods that could benefit from the construction of … Continue reading

Improving Environmental Standards in an Urban Area

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Improving Environmental Standards in an Urban Area.   Urban design has seen an increase in the need for developments to give more consideration to the environment as opposed to social and economic factors being at the forefront of design (Carmona, … Continue reading

Cohousing : Care Village

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  Cohousing is an intentional neighbourhood, in which, design and all of work are run by their residents. Each household live in their own dwelling but share community facilities, in particular, common house is a meeting point where they do … Continue reading

Understanding Landscape Urbanism

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James Corner (2006) suggests that there is a need for the development of new ways of thinking and approaching design differently, by no longer seeing the environment and the urban as two separate identities, design should be constructed upon the … Continue reading

Pedestrian priority neighborhood

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From all the baseline analysis we come up with our vision for the project – ‘colorful village’. Colorful, it not only means visual but also implies diversity. We have six aspects for this vision: 1.a diverse community 2.a vibrant neighbourhood … Continue reading

The Ways To Design a House In Sloping Site

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One of the challenges we have to face when designing a housing on the site in Hexham is the condition of the site which is not flat. Site is a hill that starts from the northern site near the main road and goes up … Continue reading

Cohousing Text Summary – ‘An Old Idea: A Contemporary Approach’

Here is my summary of the choosing text – An Old Idea: A Contemporary Approach. It is quite a long summary, however, due to the detail and important aspects that it covers and the potential usefulness that it holds for … Continue reading

Hexham : The Sun Light Analysis

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Hexham is a market town located in the south of Tyne River. Here is the location of the site which will we be designed for co-housing project in this second semester. When I visited there, I was amazed with the view in … Continue reading


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