Beyond Live/Work

Beyond Live/Work

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Beyond Live/Work: the architecture of home-based work explores the old but neglected building type that combines dwelling and workplace, the a€˜workhomea€™. It traces a previously untold architectural history illustrated by images of largely forgotten buildings. Despite having existed for hundreds, if not thousands, of years in every country across the globe this dual-use building type has long gone unnoticed. This book analyses the lives and premises of 90 contemporary UK and US home-based workers from across the social spectrum and in diverse occupations. It generates a series of typologies and design considerations for the workhome that will be useful for design professionals, students, policy-makers and home-based workers themselves. In the context of a globalising economy, more women in work than ever before and enabling new technologies, the home-based workforce is growing rapidly. Demonstrating how this can be a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable working practice, this book presents the workhome as the house of the future.2.39 Gallery Noda, Kobe, Japan. Tadao Ando, 1993 39. GA Houses, 37 (March 1993), p. 32. FIG. 2.40 Interior, Gallery Noda, Kobe, Japan. Tadao Ando, 1993 viewed as a product and houses have, on average, a life of less than 30 years.

Title:Beyond Live/Work
Author:Frances Holliss
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-02-11


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