Spatial Design for Coliving
Coliving Corner author Connor Moore interviewed several coliving spatial design experts to understand some of the most innovative spatial design concepts being created and implemented in modern shared living spaces.
International WELL Building Institute
The world’s leading building certification for health and wellbeing, the WELL Certification has helped to positively influence over 4,000 buildings across 62 countries. WELL’s second version of their global building standard focuses on using architecture as a means to drive equality around the world.
Together!: The New Architecture of the Collective
This 2017 book covers the modern shared living trend from a design/architecture perspective. Covering twenty different collective building projects across the US, Europe, and Japan, the book is a must read for those interested in how to use architectural design to create effective shared living solutions.
Co-Living: a strategy for the future city housing
This master’s thesis is an extremely in depth look at coliving from an Italian architecture and urban practices student. The paper covers the origins of shared living, coliving case studies, and design strategies for future living solutions.
Soft City: Building Density for Everyday Life
The ‘Soft City’ concept from David Sim is all about how to create urban buildings and cities that work seamlessly and can adapt to our rapidly changing needs. Using examples from around the world, the book provides a plethora of ideas and innovative models for our cities of the future.
Happy by Design: A Guide to Architecture and Mental Wellbeing
The title of the book says it all as author Ben Channon makes the argument that good design can make us measurably happier. By exploring examples of how spatial design and city planning can affect our moods, the book offers a complete analysis on how architecture makes us feel.
Coliving Design & Architecture for Social Interaction
Another helpful resource from Conscious Coliving, this article contains some basic tips of how to intentionally create spaces that are designed for social interactions. Conscious Coliving incorporates many examples from current coliving operators across Europe on how they have created spaces to increase face-to-face interactions.
Happy by Design: How to create a home that boosts your health and happiness
A book full of strategies and tips on how you should design our living spaces to “invite health and happiness into the heart of your home.” Complete with happy design examples on every page, the book gives numerous tips and strategies to make our spaces fun and happy.
All Together Now
Naomi Cleaver and Amy Frearson
An interior design themed book released in June 2021, All Together Now examines the design trends in the coliving and coworking movements with a particular focus on how the Covid-19 pandemic shifted how people around the world live and work.
Spatial Design & Architecture for Coliving
The seventh edition of Coliving Insights focuses on Spatial Design and Architecture for coliving, recapping the most innovative shared living designs of today and how they will continue to shape the way we live for decades to come.
Best Practices for Urban Coliving Communities
This master’s thesis from Rachel Osborne is one of the first comprehensive coliving spatial design studies that includes the results of a coliving resident questionnaire as well as four case studies of coliving environments in New York and London.
The Community Effects of Co-Living
Dutch Master’s student Bas Hoppenbrouwer presents his case on how coliving can help create robust communities in 21st century cities. The 91 page paper examines how the built environment of higher density living models can influence the social and physical factors that contribute to community creation.
The Logistics of Harmonious Co-living
This 2017 academic paper sheds a light on how people inhabit and utilize shared spaces such as coliving buildings. For those looking to understand how spatial design can help coliving companies achieve their goals and create positive outcomes for residents, this paper is a great place to start.
The Rise of Co-Living: Designing for Communal Life
Design expert Eric Baldwin examines the spatial design of eight different coliving buildings from across the world, complete with stunning pictures and a description of the unique elements of each community.