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Participatory Design As A Key To Sustainable Society Kraus Fitch Architects, Inc. was recognized by Natural Home...
Views since 5/2014: 2,428
Wolf Creek Lodge, an established senior cohousing community in Grass Valley, CA and Phoenix Commons, a cooperative lifestyle community under construction on the Oakland waterfront, will be holding a senior (50+) cohousing forum in San Rafael on Saturday, July 12th. Other sponsors include Elders...
Views since 5/2014: 2,751
On Cohousing-L, a member of a forming group asked a smart question: "What SHOULD we be worried about?" Philip Dowds, an architect living in Cornerstone Cohousing in Cambridge Cohousing replied: Plan on delay. Plan on surprising cost increases. Plan on flogging your way past disappointments...
Views since 5/2014: 3,569
Architectural review policies are generally hard to write, partly because we have very different housing experiences when we move into cohousing and partly because we don't know how to talk about architecture or colors.. The process touches on understanding how to live in a jointly owned or managed...
Views since 5/2014: 2,845
Daybreak – a sustainable Case Study The reality of building green Presentation by Grace H. Kim, AIA provided courtesy of Schemata Workshop for the 2008 National Cohousing Conference
Views since 5/2014: 1,479
design goal: to luxuriate in life (cold beer, warm shower), to live lightly on the land : design a compact building with a tight, well insulated envelope that responds to your climate, take advantage of everything you can, recognize your opportunities , control ventilation, design a right-sized...
Views since 5/2014: 1,556
renewable energy technologies Use of natural resources such as sunlight, wind, water, ocean tides, hydrogen, biomass, or geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished, as sources for heat and power for use in buildings and communities. At the small scale of 1- 40 homes, we’re generally...
Views since 5/2014: 1,334
Outline: - Sustainability - View, Practice and Action - Conflict, Taking Whole, Forming - Social Drama
Views since 5/2014: 1,332
I happen to be writing an article this month about my experience with designing a composting toilet facility for a nature preserve in southern Kentucky. So let me take a few minutes to summarize (sorry - it is long): Toilet systems that use water to carry the waste product away have recently come...
Views since 5/2014: 2,022
The best size and number of households seems to be one of the big challenges facing cohousing in America. Cohousing communities in Europe have shown over and again that the optimum size is not too big and not too small. Create a community that is too big and an institutional feel and sensibility...
Views since 5/2014: 2,088

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