Common House Design

As the living room for the community, the Common House sets the initial impression for visitors about what cohousing is, what your community values might be, or the perceived benefits of living in community. Schemata Workshop has analyzed scores of common houses in Denmark and North America to discern what works and doesn't work. Following Christopher Alexander's concept of Pattern Language, Grace Kim has thoroughly documented the necessary programmatic and design elements for a successful Common House.

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