It was always thought that people would prefer to work from home. However, it seems that the workplace is increasingly becoming more like a home with the colleagues as family.
Business trips which can be days or weeks at a time, with colleagues, often including bonding activities. Companies such as Google, Facebook and Innocent Smoothies, create a home-like relaxed layout, trying their best to distance themselves from a traditional workplace environment. In large companies the workplace provides pilates, dry cleaning, massage, GP services, formerly associated with the home. Many have showers and cafes, including the ability to make your own meals.
Hotel chains, this has been noted a long time ago, create an interior that is familiar, so again people feel at home away from home. As people, however, are always away from home, what will in the end constitute the home. The home becomes a series of notions and ideas, smells perhaps, and routines, many established in childhood, but not necessarily a physical space in which one spends one’s best moments.
One can, of course also be away from home at home. Work at home, bring the laundry away, use the home as an office and have meetings at home. Basically, we can conclude that home and work have merged?
So why are their no spaces for the homelessness at night? Can’t the homely workplaces contribute beds at night?