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Living together_threshold: Spaces between private and public realms in cohousing

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Verma, Ira
dc.contributor.advisor Isoniemi, Laura
dc.contributor.author Youn, Byungmin
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-16T06:23:02Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-16T06:23:02Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/24826
dc.description.abstract In Finnish modern apartment buildings, people hardly find intermediate spaces to communicate with their neighbours because current housing practice maximizes the rentable area of the building. Therefore, when the apartment dwellers step out from their entrances, they experience barren hallways only functioning as a passage. Like this, there is no chance to have a personal realm outside of the apartment. In consequence, the residents experience a big threshold to go outside from their home. Eventually, it leads to less communication among neighbours. Especially, children, elderly and people with intellectual disability have more possibility of isolation when they have no obligatory task outside. For these reasons, the author searches for threshold (transitional) spaces in cohousing from traditional to contemporary examples, and analyzes the connection of spaces with the “Network Theory 1”. Based on the results of the analysis, the author proposes an imaginary cohousing in Finnish urban context. In the imaginary scenario, around 20 dwellers would be in different family situations and ages. The cohousing aims to create new threshold spaces that would facilitate the connection among neighbours and foster a feeling of solidarity as being a part of a community. en
dc.format.extent 105 + 8
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Living together_threshold: Spaces between private and public realms in cohousing en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Department of Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Arkkitehtuurin laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword intellectual disabilities en
dc.subject.keyword threshold space en
dc.subject.keyword intermediate space en
dc.subject.keyword integrated living en
dc.subject.keyword cohousing en
dc.subject.keyword network theory en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201703163039
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Sanaksenaho, Pirjo
dc.programme Creative Sustainability en

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