Artisan Manufacturing Mixes Uses with Residential
"We’ve talked extensively here on PlaceShakers about how to integrate industrial uses into walkable neighborhoods. And the sorts of land use modifications, often via form-based codes, that are necessary to enable these uses within safe parameters. This week in Berlin, I was particularly inspired by the example set by Hackeschen Höfe, for mixing light, clean industrial with residential in mid-rise mixed-use. And they’ve been doing so successfully since 1906."
"Designed by August Endel, Hackeschen Höfe is a collection of buildings in central Berlin —Berliner Ortsteil Mitte— that have been arranged delectably around eight courtyards. Richly served by transit and a cycling network, the interior of these spaces provide a quiet, tranquil realm for people on foot and bicycle."
Borys goes on to share a photo journal about what makes these artisan manufacturers last. Spoiler alert: it's partly about affordable lifestyle.