FactoryHome focuses on reshaping the live/ work spatial relationship as part of a third industrial revolution. The proposal organises the building as three distinct zones – living, working and transition which are blurred through the use of flexible live and work modules sliding in and out of the transition zone as needed throughout the day.
FactoryHome aims to combine principles of cohousing with a city centre live/work hub. The project takes account of changing workplace trends by returning to the notion of the cottage industry. The building enables home working in a social, multi-generational supportive environment and provides accommodation for artisans and apprentices, young and old. This live/work environment enables older adults to remain part of a work community at different levels of engagement in a central location with access to the latest in rapid fabrication technologies.