French architect Jean Nouvel will curate an exhibition of office spaces in Milan in April, presenting a range of scenarios to replace the "grey cultural world" of purpose-built offices (+ interview).
"Very often now, our apartments make better places to work," Nouvel told Dezeen at the preview of the exhibition in Milan yesterday. "The opposite is right too: often it is better to live in the space designed to be an office."
The installation, called Project: Office for Living, will present eight alternative working environments, with the first three representing a Milanese apartment, a loft and an industrial hangar repurposed as work spaces.
"All of these are new conditions to create space for offices," said Nouvel. "We don’t have to repeat and to clone exactly the same organisation and the same furniture for everyone."