5 Examples of Modern Communal Living

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August 8, 2013
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  MODERN COMMUNAL LIVING IN THE NETHERLANDS Craving not just a home but a proper piece of architecture, a handful of design- and business-savvy Dutch families banded together, hired an architect, and set about forming the community that would net them the houses of their dreams. photos by: Dean Kaufman  Photo by Dean Kaufman.   This originally appeared in Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands.

    MODERN COMMUNAL LIVING IN THE NETHERLANDS

    Craving not just a home but a proper piece of architecture, a handful of design- and business-savvy Dutch families banded together, hired an architect, and set about forming the community that would net them the houses of their dreams.

    photos by: Dean Kaufman

    Photo by Dean Kaufman.
    This originally appeared in Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands.
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  COMMUNAL LAKESIDE VACATION HOUSE IN ONTARIO On a lakeside plot outside Toronto, four friends forge a new kind of vacation house. hotos by: Lorne Bridgman  Photo by Lorne Bridgman.   This originally appeared in Communal Lakeside Vacation House in Ontario.

    COMMUNAL LAKESIDE VACATION HOUSE IN ONTARIO

    On a lakeside plot outside Toronto, four friends forge a new kind of vacation house.

    hotos by: Lorne Bridgman

    Photo by Lorne Bridgman.
    This originally appeared in Communal Lakeside Vacation House in Ontario.
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  COMMUNAL LIVING ON A BUDGET IN BROOKLYN The Miner and a Major is an experiment in communal living and fantastical form. A New York story of creativity born from hardscrabble circumstance, the project grew out of the joint imagination of three architects with a limited budget. photos by: Spencer Lowell  Photo by Spencer Lowell.   This originally appeared in Communal Living on a Budget in Brooklyn.

    COMMUNAL LIVING ON A BUDGET IN BROOKLYN

    The Miner and a Major is an experiment in communal living and fantastical form. A New York story of creativity born from hardscrabble circumstance, the project grew out of the joint imagination of three architects with a limited budget.

    photos by: Spencer Lowell

    Photo by Spencer Lowell.
    This originally appeared in Communal Living on a Budget in Brooklyn.
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  LOW-TECH UTOPIA People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, which probably isn't an issue when the glass house is a commune. Sitting placidly in the midst of open farmland (as evidenced by the gray plastic crop covers that seem to run into the greenhouses), Millennium City is an experiment by Japanese architect Hiroshi Iguchi in utopian sustainable living. photos by: Alessio Guarino  Photo by Alessio Guarino.   This originally appeared in Low-Tech Utopia.

    LOW-TECH UTOPIA

    People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, which probably isn't an issue when the glass house is a commune. Sitting placidly in the midst of open farmland (as evidenced by the gray plastic crop covers that seem to run into the greenhouses), Millennium City is an experiment by Japanese architect Hiroshi Iguchi in utopian sustainable living.

    photos by: Alessio Guarino

    Photo by Alessio Guarino.
    This originally appeared in Low-Tech Utopia.
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  BUILDING BLOCKS On a double suburban lot in Tokyo, the Office of Ryue Nishizawa built a neighborhood-scaled, flexible-format minimalist steel prefab compound for Yasuo Moriyama—a very private individual with a powerful social bent—and six rental tenants. Every room is its own building—even Moriyama's bath is a freestanding box. Here, tradition and innovation interweave to create a new kind of community. photos by: Dean Kaufman  Photo by Dean Kaufman.   This originally appeared in Building Blocks.

    BUILDING BLOCKS

    On a double suburban lot in Tokyo, the Office of Ryue Nishizawa built a neighborhood-scaled, flexible-format minimalist steel prefab compound for Yasuo Moriyama—a very private individual with a powerful social bent—and six rental tenants. Every room is its own building—even Moriyama's bath is a freestanding box. Here, tradition and innovation interweave to create a new kind of community.

    photos by: Dean Kaufman

    Photo by Dean Kaufman.
    This originally appeared in Building Blocks.
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