Modern digital technologies offer innovative solutions for living in a globalized world, connecting people and places, and creating new landscapes of everyday living space. Our home is no longer an unchanging space for our belongings, but a space that can be expanded and decreased according to our needs through the use of apps and platforms that encourage the field of sharing economies. Some examples include people selling a meal cooked from their own kitchen, turning their kitchen into a restaurant, or renting out their living room or bathroom during work. These current digital sharing economy platforms blur the lines between private and public and allow people not only to work from home, but also to market their home and their domestic services online. With these technologies, houses and workplaces grow increasingly closer to one another. The house becomes a space of production, where leisure and labour merge into a non-stop 24/7 basis.
The project On-demand Domesticity explores the impact of sharing economy platforms on domestic spaces and questions how these may be altering the meaning of home. By suggesting a critical architectural proposal, the project challenges the intersection of private and public home-sharing, while proposing a co-existing future between the home, the office and the hotel typologies.
The project envisions a new urban agent that meets the city and its diverse characters in Nørrebro, Copenhagen. The project proposes a social and economic environment for a new generation, where sharing can be a form of luxury rather than a compromise.