|Re: Converting existing housing to Cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson WB0YQM (fholsonmaroon.tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Tue, 10 May 94 11:12 CDT|
On Tue, 3 May 94 12:57 CDT, jmetzler [at] aol.com <jmetzler [at] aol.com> wrote: >Minneapolis has been pretty good about vacating alleys for development. You >might also look to the Dutch concept of the "Woonerf" as a designed place >which allows both people and cars to coexist safely. If you needed to retain >the alley, the concepts could be used to t >reat it more as a pedestrian domainxx where automobiles were clearly visitors >needing to be on their best behavior. Even if you can vacate the alley you >still have to deal with the autos and you can use it as a model of a place >primarily for pedestrians which can also accomodate some autos. >Our architectual office has used the concept on the design of a new housing >project (not CoHousing). Anyone interested can find the design in the >article "Density Enhanced by a Clever Residential Pattern" from the book >"Common Walls, Private Houses" by Duo Dickinson. If you can't find the >article I'm willing to mail and fax out copies as long as I receive only a >managable number of requests. Please E-mail me directly. >jmetzler [at] aol.com Joseph, Thanks for the suggestion. I found the article at the Uof MN Architecture Library. Certainly an interesting proposal. I was unable to find anything else on the topic. Are you aware of other references or a bibliography? Fred -- Fred H. Olson fholson [at] uci.com Minneapolis, MN 55411 voice: (612) 588-9532 Amateur radio call: WB0YQM Sysop of COHOUSING-L mailing list -- now avail. via Gopher: uci.uci.com
- Converting existing housing to Cohousing Fred H Olson WB0YQM, April 30 1994
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