ASH Co-Housing: Design Option for the Brixton Housing Co-operative

This co-housing project is the fourth time in recent years that ASH has worked with housing co-operatives as a way to build the much-needed social housing that London councils and housing associations have abandoned in favour of market-sale and shared-ownership properties and other forms of so-called ‘affordable’ housing. The first time was with the Patmore … Continue reading ASH Co-Housing: Design Option for the Brixton Housing Co-operative

ASH House: Design Options for the Drive Housing Co-operative

Over the past few years, Architects for Social Housing has increasingly explored alternative ways of funding and building social housing to the current mainstream of local authority and housing association, which is signally failing both existing residents and those in housing need. In accordance with the neo-liberalisation of housing provision in the UK, housing associations … Continue reading ASH House: Design Options for the Drive Housing Co-operative

What is Community-led Housing? Proposal for a Co-operative Housing Development

Brixton Gardens, architectural rendering by Leonie Weber What is ‘community-led housing’? The phrase is used these days with increasing frequency, but what does it mean? How can it embrace the resource and advice hub set up by the London Mayor to build more affordable housing, and which has just been allocated £38 million of funds, and, … Continue reading What is Community-led Housing? Proposal for a Co-operative Housing Development