The Living Together Project Report is here!
Led by the research of Architecture and Urban Design PHD Candidate Rebecca Roke and Architecture Associate Professor Richard Black, we wanted to understand how housing at density may be designed and procured differently to typical speculative, market-led models that exist within the Melbourne context.
We explored the ‘economy of shared resources’, considering how – and if – shared resources of collective housing models impact on the everyday experience of residents.
We identified 8 design strategies that repeat across 3 case studies – including a shift towards more green and open spaces, flexible rooms to support functional change, and activation of the ground plane.
Our early findings point to a range of opportunities that this housing model may provide through the lens of design, policy, forming strong and stable communities, and economic benefits.
This Living Together Research Project strengthened our understanding of the impact shared resources have on the lived experience of residents in collective housing forms, and contributes to solutions for living together better at greater density.
Together, we’re tackling real-world, urban challenges and seeking innovations that improve liveability, connection, and community resilience; and ultimately evolve spaces into places.
This report will be shared with our local government and industry partners. Please feel free to send this link on to anyone or any organisation that might be intrigued!
Explore more in our full report available to download from the ‘Download Report’ button above.