05 Mar 2024

Social spaciousness: our new design study by MVRDV shows how co-living can help shape the future of housing

The housing sector is in desperate need of innovative thinking. In response to the housing crisis we have released a co-living design study by MVRDV, which researches and catalogues various typologies to create new opportunities for this emerging way of living that engenders lively neighbourhoods. Created in collaboration with sustainable and impact investor Bridges Fund Management, the study proposes new solutions which reflect and incorporate societal attitudes towards sharing, community, flexibility, mobility, and working from home, while responding to the problems of climate change, a lack of affordability, and poor management. This series of ideas expands the options available to designers and builders of co-living projects, from new developments to repurposed buildings and spaces, for differing demographics, lifestyles, and communities.

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