ideasSPACE with Frances Holliss of Workhome Project
Zomerdijkstraat Atelierwoningen, Amsterdam - Zanstra, Giesen and Sijmons 1934
“I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.”
Working from or at home certainly moved up the agenda in 2020 and from what we can see it isn’t going back in its box anytime soon.
Some have loved it, but for others it has been a huge challenge and highlighted deep inequalities - just as the pandemic has across other issues such as access to greenspace. So if the world is moving to more home working, is it a good thing, and what do we need to do to unlock the benefits for everyone equally?
Frances Holliss is an architect and educator who has taught widely across the School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University and is Director of the Workhome Project.
Her research concerns the emerging field of design for home-based work. She is author of Beyond Live/Work : The Architecture of Home-based Work which traces the history of the 'workhome', analysing its contemporary form and assessing its social, architectural and urban potential.