ARCH 209 Fall 14
The following study is the result of a graduate seminar conducted in the Fall 2014, titled The Study of Communal Housing for the 21st c., in the Department of Architecture, College of Environmental Design, U.C. Berkeley. It comes at a time when housing in San Francisco has become unaffordable for a large percentage of the population and when there’s increased interest by developers to build a contemporary version of collective or co-housing without clear planning guidelines for this type of development. The students began by studying the historical context of collective, co-operative and communal housing, and then explored site strategies and building forms for four specific sites in San Francisco.
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