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Workhome group:

Layer cake


Office/Study, Workshop/Studio, Public appointment, Home Dominated, Equal Status, Live-adjacent, Employees, No employees, Front Only, Medium

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 two floors are envisaged as flexible workspace, with direct access for the passing public.  The domestic element is on the top floor, 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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