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Zhengxin Hao

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In the group research, we found out that Dundee faces the issue of overcrowding household, and the research shows that there is a relation between studentification processes and the overcrowding of households. In response to the housing crisis in Dundee, our team decided to increase the number of houses in areas nearby the overcrowding boundary, taking under consideration the top things people look for when moving home mentioned at the Case for Space (outside space, size of rooms and proximity to local services) while making these areas more attractive by adding community facilities. On the other hand, the number of multigenerational households in the UK has increased since the beginning of this century. And some surveys also have shown that more or fewer relations between multigenerational living and overcrowding households in Scotland. Therefore, my architectural project solution is creating a co-housing community for multigenerational households to alleviate the housing crisis in Dundee, and at the same time, attempt to provide an architectural solution to deal with the opportunities and challenges brought by the growth of multigenerational households in next two decades.

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This project is a response to the overcrowding issue in the studentification inner city of Dundee, which is pointed out in the Macro-Micro Dundee teamwork.
My architectural project solution is creating a co-housing community for multigenerational households to alleviate the housing crisis.
Some evidence has shown that multigenerational living has more or less caused overcrowding in Scotland. And the number of multigenerational households in the UK has increased since the beginning of this century. However, multigenerational living has been a little study in the UK, and there has been little development of new home designs to suit the needs of families that might wish to live in a multigenerational household.
Also, through the case study of existing housing around the world for multigenerational living, I believe co-housing can be used as a sustainable approach to multigenerational living, and meanwhile to meet the housing need in Dundee.
Therefore, this project will introduce a co-housing community designed for multigenerational households, which located nearby the boundary of overcrowding area in the inner city to aim to resolve the housing crisis in Dundee

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