In a past predating mass mobility, living and working spaces often existed much closer to each other. The divorce between these spaces is now being challenged by emergent lifestyles that are blurring the boundary. This relationship permeates Lowell, especially its immigrant populations.
Our proposal taps into Lowell’s existing entrepreneurialism, encouraging opportunities for productivity and exchange. Operating at the scale of the domestic unit, our primary building block, it challenges contemporary ideas of living where living and working spaces are atomized and independent. Conflating these two realms gives Lowell character and counters the threat of it becoming a Boston bedroom community.