18 June 2013, Rimini: Stefano Paganelli, a scuba diver from Dive Planet in Rimini, prepares to dive to photograph the remains of the Isola delle Rose (Rose Island), at about 11 km from the Italian coast. A manmade platform built between 1965 and 1966 by Giorgio Rosa, it was demolished in 1969 after proclaiming itself an independent state in 1968.
Photo by Antonio Ottomanelli
The Italian Institute of Culture, Stockholm
Melania Coghe, Luigi Spinelli.
Edited by Luigi Spinelli
Edited by Elena Sommariva
A report from Gezi Park
A report on the protests in Gezi Park, and the thoughts of Turkish sociologist Pelin Tan on the collective power exercised in the urban space.
Text by Pelin Tan. Photo by Eunseon Park.
The Chilean architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen have built a monolithic and transparent holiday home in the Aragonese countryside of La Franja, Spain.
project Mauricio Pezo, Sofia von Ellrichshausen. Text by Ethel Baraona Pohl. Edited by Laura Bossi
Technology is our modernity
Our time enthusiastically embraces technology almost as if it were a religion, safeguarding us from the risk of social alienation. But for a possibility of real change, says Kazys Varnelis, we must see past the veils of network culture.
Text by Kazys Varnelis. Photo by Cédric Delsaux. Edited by Rita Capezzuto
The expert in art and technology Hannah Gregory introduces us to the world of Google Glass, reflecting on the augmented vision enabled by this eyewear and the implications for our surveillance societie.
Text by Hannah Gregory. Edited by Dan Hill. Edited by Rita Capezzuto
Portugal: micro-scale interventions
In these times of crisis, several young Portuguese practices are searching for an alternative approach, using architecture to fight for a social cause.
Text by Vera Sacchetti. Portraits by Francisco Bahia Nogueira. Edited by Laura Bossi
DEFCAD: information’s weapon
Domus meets Cody Wilson, the law student who designed the first 3D-printed pistol, to discuss the effects of the transformation in technology and information.
Text and photo by Lorenza Baroncelli. Interview Joseph Grima, Cody R. Wilson
Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium
Bjarke Ingels returns to the school where he studied from 16 to 19 years old to design a new gymnasium: an artificial hill that doubles as a public square on the outside.
Progetto BIG, Bjarke Ingels Group. Text by Beatrice Galilee. Edited by Laura Bossi
The 1993 bombings
A reflection on the cultural consequences of the terrorist attacks that occurred in Italy during the summer of 1993, and the significance of efforts to reconstruct the damaged national artistic heritage.
Text by Roberto Zancan. Photo Niccolò Morgan Gandolfi
With the OpenDesk project by 00:/, micro-factories are appearing on high streets with a “freemium” model of digital manufacturin.
Text by Beatrice Galilee. Edited by Loredana Mascheroni
Design, politics and the new rhetoric
A perceptive analysis by Justin McGuirk shows how design’s idealistic and inherently liberal terminology is today used to carry forward ultra-conservative agendas.
Text by Justin McGuirk. Edited by Loredana Mascheroni
The Housing Act
Inspired by a real-life raffle organised in the microstate of Andorra by the owners of an apartment who want to redeem their mortgage, The Housing Act highlights the paradoxical concepts of a contemporary architecture intricately dependent on a global system.
Text José Esparza Chong Cuy, Daniel Fernández Pascual. Photo Simona Rota. Edited by Elena Sommariva
Inujima Art House Project
Inujima is a small island in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea. Since 2010 it has been home to the Setouchi Triennale: a festival of art and architecture that seeks to revitalise the local economy by means of an enlightened initiative.
Text by Julian Worrall. Edited by Laura Bossi
From the late 1960s to the early 1980s, the Environmental Communications collective based in Venice, California, pioneered one of the first visual interpretations of the contemporary city’s transformation, compiling a systematic and detailed photographic taxonomy of Los Angeles and its surrounding are.
Text by Mark Wasiuta, Marcos Sanchez. Edited by Rita Capezzuto
On architecture magazines
Italian architecture magazines will survive the current publishing crisis thanks to their historical role as a hotbed of democratic debate and a melting pot for different fields of expertise, maintains Fabrizio Gallanti.
Text by Fabrizio Gallanti. Edited by Rita Capezzuto
A cura di Giulia Guzzini
A cura di Guido Musante