For the ‘A way of working’ feature in the November issue of Domus magazine Giuseppe Zampieri, partner at David Chipperfield Architects Milan, discusses the challenges of opening a studio in Milan and explains how the practice has established itself both locally and internationally. Since opening 11 years ago, the Milan office has grown both in terms of staff and space. Moving into their new premises in 2012 has also afforded them an opportunity to rethink the studio concept. A new ‘atelier’ space, for working with and discussing large scale models and ‘archive’, where work is preserved for future reference, have been completed in the last two years, complementing the existing more traditional office work spaces. The idea is to be able to work at different speeds simultaneously, switching between the virtual and the physical, the group and the individual, while maintaining a shared history from which all staff can draw.