People are different from each other, and as a single person, and they are in different situations and mode from time to time. So the fact that they can always have the choice matters. In my project, people have the choice over which kind of space they want to share with others and how big the sharing cluster is. Apart from sharing the kitchen and dining area, other choices include living area, studying and reading space, music recording room, pet room, etc, based on their hobbies and interests. This is also the way how the sharing cluster can be formed. According to my study, a suitable number of inhabitants in a working sharing cluster is from 4-12.
Also, people can choose to share the kitchen, but when they just cook something very simple or want to stay in their private space, they can achieve that without going out of their apartment. So for every single living apartment, even they choose to share the kitchen and dining area, there is still a kitchenette which is only 1.3 m2. In conclusion, my research of sharing community try to help with urban loneliness with the consideration of sustainability and living quality.