· Let’s choose housing as the essential object of the city · Let’s have a look at the place where’s it’s implemented (urban extensions, downtowns, outskirts...) · Let’s check the occupancy data of the territory in which it is located (number of inhabitants, density...) · Let’s check the insertion into the urban grid (plot occupancy, planning permission, number of dwellings...) · Let’s find out who’s doing the development (private initiative, public, mixed...) · Who are the users? (the young, the elderly, anyone...) · With a bit of luck there might be other uses in the project (businesses, offices, facilities...) · Let’s ask the authors nicely to let us know the build cost per m2 · Let’s adapt the cost to the purchasing power of the country where it’s located. This is inevitable if we want to compare on equal footing · Once inside, let’s see how the common spaces are distributed · Let’s find out how many dwelling sizes there are in each project (1, 2, 3 or more bedrooms....) · Let’s have a snoop around the building sections (1:50) · Let’s rake through the details (1:20) · Let’s look at how the materials appear in the facade and on the roof · Let’s analyze the layers of the envelope with a simple colour code · Let’s ask the authors which sustainable strategies they’ve used (sometimes they reply, sometimes...) · Let’s add a good collection of photos · Let’s do this 32 times and compare · Finally, let’s add some thoughts and findings · This is, more or less, what we call HoCo
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