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With a cover by Formafantasma, the new issue of the magazine is dedicated to the theme of representation.

 

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The most recent issue of Domus is dedicated to the theme of representation. On one side, the interpretative act of drawing has gradually lost ground to an ever-expanding realm of digital hyperrealism, the work in the issue clearly shows that drawing has not disappeared: in some cases it has adapted, embracing the new opportunities of the digital realm; in others it obstinately persists in its most traditional form. Such is the case with Korean architect provocateur Hoon Moon, for whom drawing is an act of "creative terrorism" to be carried out with the dedication and discipline of a Buddhist ritual. Luca Molinari reminds us that the act of drawing—digital or otherwise—remains an essential, irreplaceable instrument of critical; and Luca Silenzi questions the creative act in architecture: we are carriers of, and work on, the ideas of others.

Issue 956 surveys buildings by Pritzker Prize winners that have been demolished over time or have undergone total or partial alterations. Paola Antonelli analyses the current States of Design, this time focusing on handmade design, and recently appointed curator of the Venice Art Biennale Massimiliano Gioni revisits the utopian projects of paper architecture, gathered by Yuri Avvakumov in the Russian Utopia itinerant exhibition.


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Cover 956
Cover Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin chose a loaf of broken bread as a symbol of their design philosophy. According to Formafantasma, design springs from daily gestures that transform humble materials into precious artefacts. Photo by Delfino Sisto Legnani

Op–ed: Redefining the minimum subsistence dwelling today
Ilka & Andreas Ruby

Journal
Edited by Elena Sommariva

Photoessay: Things that Death Cannot Destroy
Linda Yasmine Fregni Nagler

The secret skies of Logroño
Conceived by Ábalos+Sentkiewicz, a new high-speed train station—the first link in a vast new chain of urban developments—embraces the principles of ecological urbanism. Text by Félix Arranz. Foto José Hevia Blach. Edited by Rita Capezzuto

A Museum of Wonders
In the capital of Emilia-Romagna, Palazzo Pepoli Vecchio was renovated by Mario Bellini, with graphic design by Italo Lupi, to become the Museo della Storia di Bologna. Text by Elisa Poli. Photos Luca Fragoso, Francesco Radino, Delfino Sisto Legnani. Edited by Rita Capezzuto

On Representation
Andrea Bosio I've never been there
A photographic project realised using Google's system of Satellite and Street views to visualise cities. Edited by Rita Capezzuto

On Representation
The multirealities of Hoon Moon
According to Hoon Moon—the Korean architecte provocateur—drawing is an act of "creative terrorism" to be carried out with the dedication and discipline of a Buddhist ritual. Text by Ilhyun Kim. Edited by Laura Bossi

On Representation
From line to hyperreality
From Perry Kulper to Aristide Antonas, from Xavier Claramunt to François Roche, a group of architects in a timeless dialogue examine the methods and aims of representation in architectural research today. Text by Ethel Baraona Pohl. AR interaction by dpr-barcelona, powered by Aurasma. Edited by Elena Sommariva

On Representation
Drawing is dead. Long live drawing
Despite the dematerialisation of images in the digital era, drawing's role as a medium of critical research lives on in the work of a contemporary generation of Italian architects. Text by Luca Molinari. Edited by Laura Bossi

On Representation
Know your [archi-]meme
We think we're original, but in reality we work on, the ideas of others. Silenzi borrows a concept from evolutionary theory to describe the processes involved in the communication and transfer of forms in contemporary architecture. Text by Luca Silenzi. Edited by Laura Bossi

The cosmography of Formafantasma
Formafantasma's projects are an expression of design that exploits open-source practices, craftsmanship and DIY. Text by Francesca Picchi. Edited by Loredana Mascheroni

Network: FAR, Goethe-Institut temporaneo
Fabrizio Gallanti interprets FAR's "networked" practice through their temporary intervention for the Goethe-Institut.

Demolishing Pritzkers
The Pritzker Hitlist
A selection of buildings by Pritzker Prize winners that have been demolished over time or have undergone total or partial alterations. Edited by Luigi Spinelli, motocontinuo

Demolishing Pritzkers
Rovine laureate
Porto, the home city of no less than two Pritzker Prize winners, has failed to protect all the works of Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura. Text by André Tavares. Edited by Rita Capezzuto

Demolishing Pritzkers
Leme Gallery, São Paulo
A reflection on the contrast between the uniqueness and the reproducibility of architectural projects. Text by Renato Anelli. Edited by Laura Bossi

The attire of architecture
Ceramic, a material that is both hardwearing and malleable, is given a lead role in Spain with architectural projects on the small and large scale. Text by Guido Musante. Edited by Loredana Mascheroni

Supernormal: Facebook Timeline
In praise of lost time
Facebook Timeline is an exemplary bit of interaction design that does little to advance the timeline formally. Text by Dan Hill. Edited by Rita Capezzuto

Network: iGuzzini Headquarters The new iGuzzini Illuminazione building in Spain is a glass sphere, a structural challenge inspired by Leonidov. Text by Ethel Baraona Pohl

Paper tigers
The utopian projects of paper architecture—gathered by Yuri Avvakumov in the Russian Utopia itinerant exhibition. Text by Massimiliano Gioni. Edited by Loredana Mascheroni

States of Design 11: Handmade design
The dialogue between crafts and industry has enlivened the manufacturing scene since the days of the Industrial Revolution and the Arts & Crafts Movement. Text by Paola Antonelli. Edited by Loredana Mascheroni

Rassegna: Facades
Edited by Elena Sommariva

Panorama
Edited by Guido Musante

Horoscope: Pisces
Text by Dan Graham and Jessica Russel. Edited by Elena Sommariva. Edited by Elena Sommariva

On the future of mobility
Interview with Rupert Stadler, on the Audi Urban Futures Award