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Neighborhood Design Choreographs Human Behavior

Participatory Design Workshop Series
in Greece!!!
Let's Design Our Own Village!


Specialized architectural design is a vital feature of successful cohousing, but social architecture is  equally if not more important.  The particpatory design process is an important part of this social architecture. Future group members come together to plan and develop their own neighborhood. 

In North America, the participatory design process has been distilled into an effective series of Design Workshops.  However, North American design workshops lack the inspiration of nearby, breathtaking, authentic and ancient villages -- these are ubiquitous in Greece and are Greece's gift to the world.  A sense of the most beautiful and effective village design is in all Greek's blood, and we would like experiencing the beauty of Greek Villages to be part of our participatory design workshop experience.  For those who can travel to Greece to attend our design workshops instead of attending on Zoom, we plan to include inspirational, local travel as part of our design workshop experience. Amidst planning our own Common House floor plan, and our common Plateia and grounds landscaping, we would like to visit breathtaking villages such as ancient Monemvasia, a UNESCO world heritage village, sea side Gythio with its red tiled roofs, or mountain village Mystras with its Byzantine castle.  Collaborative neighborhood creation as never been so fun!!! 


Stay tuned for more information as we finish our property acquisition stage and schedule our design workshop series in the fall.

 

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Designing Our Common House

What rooms will our Common House have?  What will the floor plan look like?  What is its aesthetic and what materials will be used on the exterior?  How will we design our common kitchen?  Our group has decided on traditional, timeless Greek Village aesthetic and materials such as local stone thus far.  Let's create our shared Common House- the extension of our home!

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