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SALFORD HOUSING 4 LIFE


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SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

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The Solar Settlement Freiburg, Germany by Rolf Disch

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Sustainable communities

- 59 multi-storey townhouses on top of a commercial building - Roof mounted PVs and solar hot water - Each home produces more energy than it consumes - Shared basement parking for houses and offices


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Plusenergy housing model by Rolf Disch Passive energy strategy: - Spacing between building - Natural light penetration - Orientation - Heat recovery - Infrared triple glazing

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Sustainable communities

Braco de Prata Housing Complex Lisbon, Portugal 1999 by Renzo Piano Building Workshop -

Large urban scheme that follows existing grid system On former industrial estate Spacing and distances between buildings Shops along main boulevard at ground level


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ALTERNATIVE COMMUNITIES

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Alternative communities

Alternative social models - Danish cohousing - Temporary communal accommodation - holiday parks, student housing - Autonomous monastic communities - Social initiatives - urban agriculture, community waste - recycling Green highrise


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Cohousing scheme in Jystrup, Denmark 33 dwellings

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Alternative communities

Common house where meals are prepared and taken together


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Alternative communities

Common street/garden spine to which all houses are connected


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Communal dining

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Alternative communities

Cooking duties divided among community - large industrial kitchen


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Alternative communities

Shared facilities: workshops, common rooms


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Alternative communities

Each house has full private accommodation


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Alternative communities

Caravan parks: minimal private accommodation, lots of shared space and facilities


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Holiday parks

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Alternative communities

Student halls: irreduceable private space with public space shared by 6-16 people


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Alternative communities

Nomadic social model - healthcare, and education provided by community


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Alternative communities

Remote, autonomous monastic communities


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Alternative communities

Social initiatives - urban agriculture in Havana, Cuba


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Alternative communities

Social initiatives - the world’s first zero waste town, Kamikatsu, Japan


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Alternative communities

Agro-housing by Knafo Klimor Architects Apartment flanking central green space at all levels


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Alternative communities

Green skyscrapers by Ken Yeang High rise buildings interlaces with greenery


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Mirador, Madrid by MVRDV Multi-storey mixed housing

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Alternative communities

Rodovre Sky Village by MVRDV Multi-storey mixed housing with gardens


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Alternative communities

Sociopolis by MVRDV Green space folded up on to multi-storey building


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Alternative communities

Linked Hybrid, Beijing by Steven Holl Architects Towers surrounding central green space linked by communal facilities at high level


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MULTI-GENERATION LIVING


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Multi-generation living

- Adaptable and flexible living space that meets the changing needs of the occupant - “We are taking our parents with us� - range and mix of accommodation provided


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Multi-generation living

- Warm and comfortable communal facilities aimed as much at visitors as residents - Aiming to make communal lounges and common rooms the most used areas of the development


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Multi-generation living

- Dwellings flank a central communal space - Emphasis on social interaction and community cohesion - Housing for the elderly where facilities for the wider community provided, such as nurseries, cafes


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SITE ANALYSIS

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Site analysis

Social breakdown 19.8% single adults 12.5% single parents 16.8% people of pensionable age 23.5% couples with children 14.2% couples without children 7.4% couples of pensionable age 5.8% other groups


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Site analysis


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Bus stops

inner circle: 5 minute walking distance of a child outer circel: 5 minute walking distance for an adult

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Train stations

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Schools

inner circle: 5 minute walking distance of a child outer circel: 5 minute walking distance for an adult

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Nursery schools

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Doctors

inner circle: 5 minute walking distance of a child outer circel: 5 minute walking distance for an adult

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Dentists

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Bars

inner circle: 5 minute walking distance of a child outer circel: 5 minute walking distance for an adult

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Restaurants

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INITIAL THOUGHTS


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Fractals Natural occurrences

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Initial thoughts

- Heirarchical arrangement - Relationships with green space, private/public


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Initial thoughts

Some key criteria - Street section ratio to be less than 3:1 - All rooms to be naturally lit with views of vegetation - Zero carbon - One cycle stand per occupant - No visible car parking - Maximum ten dwellings per community - All external areas to be overlooked - Minimum 15% of fruit and vegetables to be provided within community - All essential facilities within five minutes walking distance


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