Sunday, August 16, 2009

Little cohousing - Peninsula Park Commons

Peninsula Park Commons was one of my favourite cohousing projects I visited in North America (and the last one) because it was of a manageable scale (logistically) easily transferred to home in Brisbane, made use of existing building fabric, incorporated artistic, sculptural elements and was well linked to parks, bike ways and public transport.

Developed in 2003 by two people keen to see cohousing happen, it was adapted, expanded and then sold on to interested parties - unique in all the places I visited. By a couple of people rather than the whole community establishing the design and construction, it sped up and simplified the building process.

Interesting links:
PP Commons home site

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