Learning from co-housing initiatives

Between Passivhaus engineers and active inhabitants

Lidewij Tummers


paperback/ gebrocheerd: € 29.95: GRATIS verzending! (NL)

ISBN: 9789492516848, geïllustreerd, October 2017, Engels
Formaat: 23.5 (h) x 19.1 (b) x 1.9 (d) cm. Gewicht: 658 gram.

Uitgever: TU Delft Open

serienaam/reeks: A+BE Architecture and the Built Environment


The aim of this issue of A+BE is to create a deeper understanding of the current rise of co-housing in Europe, and what it could mean in urban policies addressing energy transition and climate change. Studying co-housing is timely because the residents' associations become 'prosumers'; uniting the supply (production) and demand (consumption) of energy, housing and services in their projects. As such, they are increasingly seen as partners in the co-creation and maintenance of urban space.
The study contributes to the emerging body of knowledge with a new understanding of co-housing, analysing its 'key-features' with an interdisciplinary framework, in a European context. It adds a new perspective to existing co-housing research, which is dominated by social sciences, by drawing attention to the physical characteristics of co-housing, produced in architectural, planning and engineering processes (the technosphere).


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