layer cake | work/home/home

Workhome group:

Layer cake


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.

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