Posts tagged ‘community’
From a distanced perspective, everything about K’House is phenomenal. The Philadelphia-based coworking community Indy Hall has teamed up with uber-cost efficient and sustainable residential developers Postgreen Homes and with award-winning architecture firm DIGSAU to propose a new brand of co-housing. The project’s values are “community, openness, sustainability, accessibility and collaboration.”
So what’s not to love? It’s hard for me to admit this, but I’m hesitant enough about living with one other person – despite the obvious benefits (including cost and energy savings, increased safety, opportunities for socializing, and more) – let alone a true, shared, intentional community. That said, I’d love to come around to the idea of living in this type of development/neighborhood. Maybe Indy Hall will consider accepting tenants for trial periods?
March 6’s daily design idea is what is your comfort zone for the scale of your home (and particularly the number of people you share it with)?
And it’s an awesome bunch. Via Metropolis (January 25, 2012):
“Our class of 2012 is a diverse lot, but its members share an important trait: their community-based work has broader implications for the world at large, demonstrating the power of design to forge real change.”
I was especially psyched to see that the honorees include architect Michael Maltzan, but to be fair all the bios are inspiring and definitely worth a read. (Consider this a nod to #19: Read biographies of people who have built things.) Coverage of the award celebration is also available.
February 12’s daily design idea is aim to be a (community-based) game changer!