Here’s an innovative plan for remaking cul-de-sacs. Right now, the cul-de-sac is a symptom of sprawl. They’re waste of space, encouraging McMansion-style single-family homes on big lots that waste productive land for waster-guzzling lawns.
But Mazlin Ghazali, a Malaysian architect, has rethought cul-de-sacs, working them into a honeycomb pattern of multi-family housing units that foster community and use space wisely. This video showcases Ghazali’s designs, specifically as applied in a neighborhood in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia: