Beyond live/work

Frances Holliss traces the history of the 'workhome', analysing its contemporary form and assessing its social, architectural and urban potential. Beautifully illustrated with pictures of largely forgotten buildings, this timely book is essential reading for professionals, academics, or students with an interest in the future of working life, its buildings and urban forms. Read more...

Design Guide

Workhome Design Guide

The central element of this website is a Design Guide for the old but neglected building type that combines dwelling and workplace – the Workhome. Start exploring the Design Guide here.

Pattern book

Workhome Pattern Book

The Workhome Pattern Book is a collection of generic designs.  This is not architecture, but a series of spatial arrangements we have made to illustrate the principles embedded in the Design Guide. Browse →

Workhome History

Historic Precedents

The Workhome Project is currently the only place where you can browse a concise history of precedents for this ancient building type. Start exploring here →

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