This Communal Cohousing Development is the First in London, England

By: Alyson Wyers - Oct 4, 2014
References: hhbr & dezeen
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 untreated timber and pale bricks, the studio built entirely new homes. The abodes are for a group who combined their money to live there. Architect Ken Rorrison explained the cohousing development is an example of the individual pieces coming together to be more than the sum of their parts.

The project began when two homeowners spotted the land for sale and asked others to join them in purchasing it. They formed a company to develop the land that "would not have been commercially viable at the scale we were doing it for a developer" explained Copper Lane Group's Simon Bayly.