Communal life project
Creating cohousing communities. Tools and documentation to create a cohousing project in Spain. Example with procedures applied in Trabensol Centre of the Elderly.
Basic concepts of cohousing – collaborative housing
Basic concepts to bear in mind when initiating a cohousing - collaborative housing project following the self-managed assignment-of-use cooperative model.
Common spaces in Trabensol Senior Centre
Common spaces in Trabensol Centre for the Elderly are the built reflection of the Cooperative members’ life project basis.
Life in the Trabensol Senior Centre
The first residents are arriving at Trabensol Centre for the Elderly. The building is finished and their life project starts a new stage
What does a cohousing looks like (II) Common free and built spaces
Wide common spaces are representative of cohousing’s own nature and make it clearly different from other housing options.
Social and economic viability of cohousing (I)
Reflections on the place of the cohousing model in an individualistic society, from the social, economic and consumption aspects
Collaborative form of life
A collaborative economy and form of life is possible. Sharing, exchanging, lending, giving, renting, buying... at a local and global scale
What does a cohousing look like (I)
The type of building, common spaces and main free spaces must be decided at the beginning of a new construction cohousing project
What is cohousing (I)
It is a type of joint community by its way of understanding life. Planned by its residents, it is formed by private homes and a major part of common services
Assignment of use | Alternative access to housing
Assignment of use is an alternative to owning or renting property. It is one of the characteristic models of cohousing in Spain
Levels of communal living-privacy in Trabensol Centre
Trabensol Cooperative demanded a perfect balance between common and private. Equipo Bloque Arquitectos addressed this issue through levels of communal living-privacy
Designing a cohousing form of life: from the initial plan to Trabensol Centre finished building
Trabensol Cooperative challenged Equipo Bloque Arquitectos: to transform cohousing form of life into an architecture project