The Third Place


With the boundary between home and work blurred, what will the meeting places of the future look like? Will it simply be that new spaces emerge?

During London Design Week, the architect Asif Khan produced an interesting proposal in the form of three see-through boxes located in the city.
  "The installation is about creating a debate on how unused spaces can be utilised and making them an extension of our home or office," Asif says.
The rooms, which were like gigantic boxes, were all designed for different purposes, but with a common denominator – to help people to meet and simultaneously take a moment of calm from the hectic city life.
  "It's not your home, it's not your workplace, it's the Third Place, where people should be able to meet under work-like conditions and inspire each other," explains project manager Oke Hauser.

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