|About colors, design elements and how they influence people who buy built cohousing homes||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (floriferousemail.msn.com)|
|Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 15:57:09 -0500|
I have often wondered how much the built environment influences who later buys in, and if there is any correlation between built elements and the kinds of people who choose to live there. Will having brightly colored homes filter in certain kinds of people, and filter out others? If so, what kinds of people will be attracted and what kinds not attracted? I have wondered about cohousing and the kinds of people that come in and buy homes, once the place is completed. What is it that attracts them, what is it that turns them off. For example, how much of a barrier is shared laundry to attracting people with young kids? Over time, will a facility like a shared laundry only attract a certain demographic, so over time, say 15 years, your group demographics changes? What about pedestrian environments, house size, color, etc. Or are these all secondary elements to the community aspects, the child friendliness, the social richness, the closeness? It would interesting to examine a build cohousing group that has say 50% turnover and see what attracted the people who bought the homes. Any sociologists looking for a project? Rob Sandelin Sharingwood, where the homes pretty much all blend into the background with earth tones.
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