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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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Featured Examples

Urban Co-Living Spaces
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
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
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
Bare Communal Workspaces
Bare Communal Workspaces
SimplyWork 3.0 Features Unique Designs from Raw Materials
SimplyWork 3.0 is a communal workspace in Shenzen, China, that reflects its philosophy in both its name and its design. The co-working space is committed to provide freelancers and startups with a... MORE
Communal Living Pavilions
Communal Living Pavilions
C+ Architects' 'Stair Pavilion' Aims to Facilitate a Stronger Community
C+ Architects, a Chinese firm, included its ‘Stair Pavilion’ at Beijing Design Week. Looking to change narrow alley ways in the northern districts of China into functional areas that... MORE
Shared Millennial Houses
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

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