Milan – Amongst the numerous co-working spaces popping up around the world, the international co-working brand Spaces diversifies its approach by embedding its latest addition firmly in the local context. Situated in a traditional postwar Milanese building, Spaces Milan combines the rigid modernity and aesthetics of the city with the informal, communal atmosphere of co-working environments.
Laboratorio Permanente was recently featured in Frame 119 for the Milan-based studio’s modular spine-like design of QuintilesIMS’s office, also located in Milan. Here, the 4,000-sq-m space is approached as a ‘small town’ where all sorts of interactions are possible. From formal to informal and spontaneous encounters, small niches and corridors throughout the workspace are designed to foster unexpected discussions.