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Benjamin Wells

https://benjaminwells.eu/work

Belmont Road, London, United Kingdom
Benjamin Wells is an architect and researcher focused on the points of convergence between space, politics and society. Graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Founder of Benjamin Wells Studio. Founding member of Medium - a design and research collective based between London and Copenhagen. Partner of Tbilisi Architecture Biennale. Project Architect at Adam Khan Architects in London.

Domestic Work


Optimising the liminal

Domestic Work


Optimising the liminal
An architecture that can be continually optimised to meet the shifting demands of Domesticity and Work
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Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Work will become increasingly decentralised as emerging economies, networks and organisations disrupt the status quo, demanding alternatives to both traditional work spaces and the housing models that support them.

Occupying a blurred boundary between ownership and rent, and between living and working, Domestic Work creates a network of spaces that can be adapted to evolving needs without being restricted by conventional city zoning or building planning.

Investing Domestic Workers purchase a share of the district rather than an individual property, providing the initial capital for construction while incentivising common stewardship of the area as a whole. A highly adaptable plan provides a multitude of possibilities for living and working, with indeterminate spaces that are accessed through fluid subscriptions.

The project redefines an architecture of both Domesticity and Work, by enhancing the liminal space between them.


Domestic spaces and Work spaces are continually optimised as required

Enhanced common spaces are shared amongst a number of smaller private units

Domestic Work blocks can also be optimised to specific site conditions

An adaptable plan holds a gradient of spaces from Domestic to Work, Public to Private

The project enhances the liminal space between Domestic and Work spaces

Domestic Work


Optimising the liminal

Domestic Work


Optimising the liminal
An architecture that can be continually optimised to meet the shifting demands of Domesticity and Work
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Work will become increasingly decentralised as emerging economies, networks and organisations disrupt the status quo, demanding alternatives to both traditional work spaces and the housing models that support them.

Occupying a blurred boundary between ownership and rent, and between living and working, Domestic Work creates a network of spaces that can be adapted to evolving needs without being restricted by conventional city zoning or building planning.

Investing Domestic Workers purchase a share of the district rather than an individual property, providing the initial capital for construction while incentivising common stewardship of the area as a whole. A highly adaptable plan provides a multitude of possibilities for living and working, with indeterminate spaces that are accessed through fluid subscriptions.

The project redefines an architecture of both Domesticity and Work, by enhancing the liminal space between them.


Domestic spaces and Work spaces are continually optimised as required

Enhanced common spaces are shared amongst a number of smaller private units

Domestic Work blocks can also be optimised to specific site conditions

An adaptable plan holds a gradient of spaces from Domestic to Work, Public to Private

The project enhances the liminal space between Domestic and Work spaces


Idea by

Benjamin Wells
Belmont Road
London
United Kingdom
Benjamin Wells is an architect and researcher focused on the points of convergence between space, politics and society. Graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Founder of Benjamin Wells Studio. Founding member of Medium - a design and research collective based between London and Copenhagen. Partner of Tbilisi Architecture Biennale. Project Architect at Adam Khan Architects in London.