The Cul-de-Sac, Take Two: Honeycomb Housing

April 7, 2008 at 10:56 am (amazing things, design/gadget lust, neat things)

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:

More info and pictures.

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