Published in 1/2020 - Shared


Can We Share Our Way to Sustainability?

Annamari Vesamo

In the absence of suitable new builds, flatsharing in Finland tends to be confined to older properties. This 117 sqm flat in Helsinki’s Etu-Töölö district is currently home to five students. The space is being used very differently from how it was originally intended in the early 20th century, when the reception (A) and kitchen and utility areas (B) were kept separate. Illustrations: Annamari Vesamo

The sharing economy has grown into a major new trend, and the concept of sharing is now beginning to extend to housing too. Used cleverly, it could be an excellent way to deliver sustainable urban planning and housing design.

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