Work Community

for Fractally Generative Pattern Language

Other possible names: Workshop School, Studio School, Workshop Cluster




from Alexander Patterns:

... there is no reason why your workplace should be any less of a community than your home... For workplaces to function as communities, 5 relationships are critical:

  • workplaces should be in clusters of ~15
  • any given cluster should contain a mix of work types - manual, creative, retail, financial, etc.
  • there should be a common piece of land within the cluster, tying the individual places together
  • not isolated from surrounding larger community
  • have 2 levels of clustering, so that commons that best support just ~6 workplaces have that-size mini-cluster around them, while those mini-clusters form a bigger cluster to support things that need that Critical Mass (e.g. Beer Hall).

See related: Scattered Work, Small Public Square-s, Self Governing Workshops And Offices, Street Cafe, Food Stand-s, Communal Eating...

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