A new chapter in co-living

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Ogilvie, James
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Master of Architecture (Professional)
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Unitec, Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology
Date
2022-10
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Wagner, Cesar
Rennie, Julian
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Masters Thesis
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Auckland CBD (N.Z.)
New Zealand
coliving
collaborative housing
co-working
co-working spaces
alternative workspaces
housing in Auckland
densification
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-
ANZSRC Field of Research Code (2020)
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Ogilvie, J. (2022). A new chapter in co-living (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)). Unitec, Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology https://hdl.handle.net/10652/6089
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RESEARCH QUESTION How can young professionals be better supported through a co-living, co-working, post-pandemic environment in Auckland City? ABSTRACT The current growth in Auckland's population and the corresponding rise in property values have seen pressing housing unaffordability and rising rental costs, all due to the high demand for housing. A situation which has caused a backlog of housing availability in Auckland. The current urban typology within Auckland mainly consists of low-density, detached homes in new subdivided areas resulting in high demand for low-density homes. Low-density development is an unsustainable way of housing our growing population. We need to start thinking and build ing different, higher - to medium-density housing that is sustainable and manageable for the diverse population of Auckland. The Covid-19 pandemic in the past two years has seen a growing interest in collaborative and remote working from home. A working dynamic that has resulted in a new way of how and where we work. This proposal hypothesises the benefits that a co-living, co-working develop ment can have in supporting young professionals in Auckland in a post-pandemic world that aims to densify urban sprawl. The selected site will provide shared living and working with a sense of community for all who need it. The design hopes to act as a step forward in a sustainable, dynamic shift in the way young people live and work. Naomi Cleaver & Amy Frearson, in "All together now, the co-living and co-working revolution", add that "our job as architects is to design spaces that support and enhance the communities we live in, which means you have to be able to use them for more than one function".1 Leading on to the following sub-topic explaining the need for creating flexible spaces for change. All described sub-topics, co-living, co-working, sustainable architecture, in-between space, and dynamic shift in architecture will enhance the production of creating an attractive, interactive, and flexible living and working hub for young professionals and the public. Site: 117 Grafton Rd, Auckland, New Zealand
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