Communal Architecture

Architectural styles shift to support the rise of a share-friendly culture

Implications - As consumers come to prefer sharing culture rather than ownership for large items like vehicles, that same mentality is shifting towards home ownership. Instead of purchasing a private dwelling, the shift towards owning a partially shared space is supporting a preference for communal living and enforced social interaction.
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Urban Co-Living Spaces - The 'Common' Start-Up Opens Its First Communal Home in High-Priced NYC
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Urban Co-Living Spaces
The 'Common' Start-Up Opens Its First Communal Home in High-Priced NYC
‘Common’ is a start-up created by General Assembly co-founder Brad Hargreaves that aims to provide affordable co-living spaces in urban environments. With housing prices skyrocketing and... [More]
Bespoke Co-Home Projects - This Communal Cohousing Development is the First in London, England
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Bespoke Co-Home Projects
This Communal Cohousing Development is the First in London, England
Henley Halebrown Rorrison recently designed London’s first cohousing development. Called 1-6 Copper Lane, the project involved designing six houses that shared communal space. Using... [More]
Communal Living Houses - Open Door Offers Co-Living Spaces for People to Live as a "Family"
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Communal Living Houses
Open Door Offers Co-Living Spaces for People to Live as a "Family"
Popularized in the 60s by the hippie movement, the concept of communal living began to fade after it was depreciated by a now infamous ex-commune. Open Door is a company founded by Jay Standish... [More]
Shared Millennial Houses - Pure House is a Haven for Young Millennials in New York City to Live
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Shared Millennial Houses
Pure House is a Haven for Young Millennials in New York City to Live
Living in New York City is a dream for many young adults, but the Pure House apartment in Brooklyn appeals even more to the Millennial desire for connection, meaningful experiences, fun and of course,... [More]