An aspect I wanted to explore with my P1 project was the way in which the COVID-19 pandemic messed with people’s work lives, especially for those who are involved in the creative sector and would lose access to the required specialised equipment and spaces required for their jobs. I wanted to explore if it was possible to provide a way in which these people could work from home without majorly disturbing their way of living and maybe even allow these individuals to work from home in the future allowing them more flexible work lives. The main goal was to ensure that despite the larger working space it would not interfere with the living space ensuring an efficient working environment.
For my proposal I took the example of a woodworker who would require a relatively large workshop to work in. I was inspired by the 50 x 50 House by Mies van der Rohe making the initial working area a large open space that could be configured by a series of moving partitions to create rooms as required by the resident. These same partitions would also allow the space to be closed off from the rest of the house ensuring there is a barrier between work and life. I also added an amount of adaptability to the living area of the project with an extendable dining table, a sofa bed in the living room and a murphy bed in the bedroom. This way the static space was provided with an amount of flexibility as well.