A recent Gallup survey found that 43 percent of employed Americans said they work remotely at least some of the time. New residential projects are carving out some space for them.
The New York Times highlights luxury multifamily developments in New York City that have shared work spaces such as computer bars, lounges, conference rooms, and coffee stations.
The upcoming 15 Hudson Yards building will have a work studio and large communal tables on the 51st floor. Nine52 has a 1,300-square foot co-working space with a kitchen. The Austin Nichols House has a cafe that turns into a courtyard, with fireplaces and a kids’ play area.
At Citizen 360, the co-working and lounge areas feature massive window seats, swivel chairs, area rugs and plants. “Work has become totally nomadic,” said Clodagh, the interior designer whose eponymous firm designed the space. “The hospitality business has seeped into the office business, and they’ve both seeped into the home business.”