:: Work-Life – Balance ::
In order to develop and understand how we will live in the future, we need to examine the megatrends that are fundamentally changing our society
(see www.zukunftsinstitut.de) particularly Megatrend women, new work and the knowledge society.
The industrial society drew a sharp line between work and private life. But in the age of the knowledge society the border is blurred.
Increasingly we live AND work at home – and travel more too, which means new demands for a more intelligent interior architecture of the home.
Furthermore families today are defined as a collection of self-opinionated individuals, each with their own particular friends, rhythms and patterns of media consumption.
The classic living room and kitchen have merged to create a kind of lounge or hub where the family can come together.
Given such developments and trends we have designed a modular building concept:
The work and office module, that also can transform itself into a communal cinema for family and friends.
The central module where with friends and family we can cook, eat, read or just relax by the (energy creating) fireplace.
The hub is the social meeting point – where the mobile individualists come together.
This is where the kids live. With a mini-kitchen for learning independence. We (and they) don’t know how long they will want to stay,
how often they will come and go, but it is a place they and other guests will always feel at home.
A separately defined and designed module for the grown-ups, for privacy and peace. The Bathsalon is secretly a second sitting room.