Its always inspiring to hear how Architects are designing for today’s needs in new and different ways. There was a great piece on this morning’s NPR broadcast about two young Architects who won a competition to re-imagine the Alfafar suburb in Valencia, Spain, based on an earlier thatched housing housing model in rural India’s. In another story in rural England, people are sharing a central living room and kitchen at Threshhold Centre at Cole Street Farm. Its “assisted living” in a different outlook. Have a listen, its quite interesting learning about the new ways of co-sharing extra rooms needed at different times in one’s lifespan – and the great food that can go along with it!