Cohousing: Social Interaction target

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More and More countries and places are supporting the development of more sustainable neighborhood, more activity means more livable. Besides, neighborhoods can help the redevelopment of local society. Social interaction will bring the knowledge of residents, and social structure. Also, … Continue reading

Application of urban design in residential design

  Source: https://klarkewang.wordpress.com/works/thesis-design-_-step1-_-urban-design/ Previously, my concept to the residence design was the planning of external space of the residence area, because I learnt landscape architecture in the past, which focus on how to manage and plan the space beyond buildings, so … Continue reading

Sharing some drawing techniques

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As mentioned in my pervious blog, how to show your design and your ideas by using proper images, photos, pictures, diagrams, maps and plans is vital in Urban Design. I want to share some ideas on how to drawing illustration … Continue reading

TRY TO FIND OUT GENIUS LOCI BEFORE DESIGN

When we urban designers start to design a site, we will generally be required to understand the place at the very early stage. However, what shall we look at? what should be experienced from the site? Refer to these questions, … Continue reading

Evaluation of Community Planning and Life of Senior Cohousing Projects in Northern European Countries

Summary: For the world’s future, how to deal with the issue of growing elderly people in different country is important. This means the new century do ask care for the new cohorts of the elderly which are not the same … Continue reading

Visit a cohousing project —Lancaster cohousing scheme

Source: Author’s Own The best way to understand a new thing is the visit site. In this term, we conduct the cohousing project design. After the teacher introduced the design concept of cohousing, we had a field trip to 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

Trip To Lancaster Cohousing

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On the trip to Lancaster, all I know about cohousing is like a kind of affordable housing that contributed by some social organizations. But when we got and had a chat with people who living in there, I had a … 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


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