What? A Japanese architect firm has designed a shared occupancy house in Nagoya with communal areas for eating, cooking, and working. The architects say that the house was created in response to the increasing demand in Japan for houses where unrelated individuals can share common spaces. This model has 13 rooms. While more classic houses are often adapted for collective living, the architects have tried to design it to accommodate residents who are strangers, rather than families.
So what? This weak signal is related to communal living, tiny houses or “intentional families”. Together, they can be seen as an emerging trend toward “new ways of living together”. Together they interact with many emerging issues, such as sustainability preoccupations, the increased number of blurred families and single people, cities' futures, the shared economy and telepresence work.
Source: Dezeen – Share House LT Josay by Naruse Inokuma Architects