One of the best-known types of convivial architecture are student dorms, where young adults live together in shared rooms and attend college. In all cases, there are several room arrangements in which students can live together: with a roommate, two roommates, or three roommates. However, from the perspective of architectural design, coexistence involves much more than the final product. We asked our architectural director Jenn Chang for more details.
It is said that living together is the new trend, although it is a system that has been in operation for years. Its function is to live by sharing spaces and moving away from buying properties for private and unique use. This is why the millennial generation, with two economic crises behind them, tends to live together much longer than previous generations. Coexistence is a movement, not only in big cities, but also in communities around the world.
Conceived by German architect Alexis Dornier, the Roam Coliving housing complex in Bali has been described as “a model of microsociety”. Like its predecessor, coexistence is based on the idea that sharing space can bring benefits to users in terms of cost and community.