COMMENT ON: CO-DESIGN EXERCISE-CO-HOUSING COMMUNAL FACILITIES

As part of our work on co-housing scheme for Science Central, Newcastle, we were asked to prepare a co-design exercise which would help us bring the community together and learn its needs and desires for their living environment. I and David developed an exercise that helped us design our co-housing scheme and develop a sustainable…
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BFL 12: THE RISE PHASE 1 IN SCOTSWOOD ASSESSMENT

As part of “Housing Alternatives”, we went to visit some development of the residential design. One of them is the Rise Phase 1 by Keepmoat, which is located in the Armstrong Road, Scotswood, Newcastle upon Tyne. I will try to use BFL12 to analyse and evaluate it below. 1.Neighbourhood Integration Connections: The BFL considers whether…
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Building For Life 12 Assessment: Lancaster Co-housing Scheme

Having recently started a module on alternative housing schemes we have be looking closely at the Building For Life 12 document that assesses the effectiveness of housing schemes using a 3 tier traffic system to highlight where schemes have succeeded or not.   As part of the module we have been asked to look at…
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BFL 12: PARK VIEW DEVELOPMENT

In order to understand how the recent residential housing areas been designed these years, we visited some recent sites and developments and use Building for life 12 to analyse each development. Park View is one case of the case studies, which is located in Gateshead on the Durham road and developed by Miller Homes. Some…
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BFL12: Derwenthorpe development assessment

As part of our course, we visited a number of recent developments. One of them, situated in a picturesque location near York, was delivered by Barratt Homes in a partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. Derwenthorpe sits on the outskirt of York, 2 miles away from its city centre. The name Derwenthorpe comes from…
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