“One Solution to the Housing Crunch: Giving Millennials the Community they Crave”
by Alexandra Mar, Bisnow SF, February 19, 2019
New research indicates California could be short as many as 3.5 million homes by 2025. The demand for housing is enormous, and the current pace of new project development and construction isn’t keeping up. That might be because developers are looking at multifamily housing opportunities all wrong. The answer to the affordability dilemma may not be just about lowering the cost of construction. Charles Kahn, managing principal at architecture and design firm Studio KDA, believes it is about evolving the concept.
In Kahn’s school of thought, the ideal co-living arrangement is one that takes into account an urban, active lifestyle and proximity to a like-minded community. But this isn’t just dorm living. Each bedroom has its own kitchenette and bathroom attached — essentially, a private micro-studio, branching out from an appealing and accessible, beautifully furnished central shared space. Housemates find each other via the same tech that powers dating apps.
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El Cerrito Multi-Family Project, by Studio KDA