Studio project, ECAL 2021


by 2DI

Teacher(s): Wieki Somers & Dylan van den Berg

The recent remote working experience gave us many new insights. This experience could lead to new ways of working in the future, as the COVID19 pandemic amplifies and accelerates. This is a good opportunity to re-evaluate the concept of home office, which started with the emerging computization and technology from the 1950/60s, but has never happened on a global scale like this until now. 

From the Industrial Revolution until fairly recently, most people worked outside their homes in factories, offices, public buildings or outdoors. Those places and our ways of working in them were designed accordingly. “Home working” or “remote working” marks our time questioning both what is work, and how and where we work. Public and private spaces collapse into one realm with all its social, economical and political consequences.

For this project, we wanted to see visionary ideas about where and how we will work in the future and solutions for home working, translated in a surprising/relevant design. This new “home work station” could be a piece of furniture, or an object, or a transforming space.


ECAL/ Alex Nguyen

Get Up

ECAL/ Frederik Buchmann


ECAL/ Théodore Simon


ECAL/ Léon Félix


ECAL/ Guillaume Gindrat

Tabula Rasa

ECAL/ Nima Kaufmann


ECAL/ Anaïs Lehmann

Unité de travail

ECAL/ Gabriel Hafner

Tug Plug

ECAL/ Agnes Murmann