CoCaring Networked Neighbourhood
What if buildings were designed to provide maximum green space?
Of all the possible drivers for architectural decisions, what if providing optimal urban agriculture space was equally prioritised with residential needs?
The CoCaring Networked Neighbourhood is a model for sharing dense residential areas, using shared services while retaining privacy and autonomy.
A shift to maximising systems for efficiency in future neighbourhoods would include multi-purpose buildings. The gardens insulate the houses and communal spaces as well as providing food and employment for the community. This project also combines simplified systems and emerging technology, in energy harvesting, monitoring systems and architectural capacity.
The CoCaring Networked Neighbourhood is particularly interesting because the architecture supports and reflects the green principles of the community.