Nottingham and Derby Society of Architects

Blog / Articles

Join our mailing list here to keep on top of the debate and be notified of upcoming events.

Posts in Urbanism
A place to live, work and play: why mixed-use developments are making a comeback

The idea of a single building where you live, work and play may seem very much of the moment, driven by advances in communications technology. But mixed-use developments have been around for as long as mankind. Research has revealed that complex cave systems hosted multiple uses hundreds of thousands of years ago. The Romans built large multi-use complexes across their empire. And during medieval times, people used to manufacture, sell and live in the same building.

Read More
Urbanism, HistoricalOliver Wood