Each form of life and particular needs of users determine the choice of a single and specific project from within the different architectural models.
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The Trabensol Cooperative wanted equal apartments, but a certain diversity was necessary to identify and access homes
Cohousing for hospitality-industry workers and their families working in a self-managed restaurant for which they grow vegetables, collect water and recycle waste in the building
Common spaces in Trabensol Centre for the Elderly are the built reflection of the Cooperative members’ life project basis.
Wide common spaces are representative of cohousing’s own nature and make it clearly different from other housing options.
The type of building, common spaces and main free spaces must be decided at the beginning of a new construction cohousing project
Easy communication of ideas among participants in a cohousing project is essential. Perspectives and scale models are some of the tools used