Home at Work

design research

Home at Work is a practice-based design research that led to the development of cooperative strategies and circular design solutions to transform unplanned and polluted industrial kampungs (villages) into healthy and thriving live-work environments.

The research focused on a case-study in Bandung related to the fashion industries. Here we discovered the potential of the industrial kampung as an ideal environment for fair and sustainable production.

Based on the Home at Work design research we developed the Fashion Village model: a resilient and inclusive live-work environment, containing decent worker homes and representative workplaces for local entrepreneurs, supported by an integrated rural-urban framework that provides for a circular production infrastructure for textiles, food and building materials.