When was the last time you talked to your neighbour? In a bustling city – the prospect of connecting with others can be daunting. But what if it doesn’t have to be?
Tight-knit communities, where residents are comfortable enough to ask for a cup of sugar are hard to find in rental and strata buildings. We want that to change. At Rize, we are constantly looking for ways to give residents the best urban living experience possible.
We think apartment and strata buildings can become vertical villages by designing and building integrated pathways for social connections. Whether it is through integrated residential services, thoughtful building programming or shared amenity space, we hope to create spaces that people are proud to call their home, and where a sense of community is just as important as independent living.
In this Thinking piece, we explore two concepts for social and building programming that will guide us towards building spaces for people to connect and engage.
Pausing the Grind
While the daily grind has shifted to include more flexibility, some cultures around the world have always incorporated a mid-day pause in the work day, with most of these cultural habits centred around food and genuine conversation.