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Responses by Bas van de Poel, creative director; and Daniel Friis, digital director, SPACE10.

Background: “The Urban Village Project presents a vision for a more livable, sustainable and affordable way of living,” says Bas van de Poel. “It rethinks how we design, build, finance, and share our future homes, neighborhoods and cities, and aims to enable a global conversation about the future of shared living. The microsite is a platform we made to better facilitate this conversation, and host a wider audience at the discussion table.”

Vision for the future: “SPACE10 has spent the last two years exploring the concept of shared living,” says van de Poel. “We have been exploring ways that enable for more affordable homes to enter the market; make sustainable living more accessible; ensure more fulfilling ways of living together; and ultimately, enable a better everyday life for the many people. The Urban Village Project microsite is an interface where people can engage with these ideas and expand on our research and insights farther than we ever could with just our team.

“We are hoping to inspire architects, developers, policymakers, city shapers and anyone around the world who has an interest sparked from the site, and invite them to submit input and feedback on the project. That way, our next steps can be informed by what people actually hope for in the future of housing, not just what we think they do.”

Design core: “The site is designed and built in a magazine-like format to enable a more engaging way for people to learn about our vision,” says Daniel Friis. “People are invited to browse through three main chapters and—as a conclusion—are asked to give feedback on our vision.”

Favorite details: “The format we chose was risky from an implementation point of view, but I feel we really struck the right balance between pushing the format while ensuring accessibility and readability,” says Friis.

urbanvillageproject.com

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