layer cake | work/home/home
Office/Study, Shop, Workshop/Studio, Consulting room, Public passing trade, Public appointment, Equal Status, Live-adjacent, Employees, No employees, Front Only, Medium, Large
Arrows indicate ‘front doors’, from the street or from a common circulation space, giving access to different parts of the building, which might be used by different home-based workers.
In this version, the ground floor is envisaged as a hairdresser's salon, with direct access for the passing public. The domestic element is on first and the top floors, with access to a roof garden.
An important precedent for the ‘layer cake’ type is the Corson Heinser workhome in San Francisco in which a husband and wife live on the first floor, each conducting a different business on the floors above and below.