In this issue: the Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando in Japan, the State Archives in Belgium by Robbrecht en Daem architecten, the Highgate House by Carmody Groarke in London, an analysis of Marco Zanuso’s work and Philippe Starck’s recount on his design idea. For free the Marmomacc supplement.
In the editorial Nicola Di Battista underlines the fragility of Italy after the earthquake that devastated the centre of the country in August. The reconstruction should be afforded having previously seriously defined what does it mean.
Among this month’s projects: the Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando in Japan, the State Archives in Belgium by Robbrecht en Daem architecten, the Highgate House by Carmody Groarke in London, a broad analysis of Marco Zanuso’s work with a text by Manolo de Giorgi and Inês Lobo project in Lisbona. Philippe Starck recounts his design vision through his last projects focusing on Generic.A, the chair designed for Kartell.
The exhibitions Domus proposes are a time travel starting from Orlando furioso at Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara to the work by Constance Guisset at MUDAC in Lausanne and the reopening of the Quadriennale ini Rome.
It is the Department of architecture at ETH in Zurich this month school: even today the courses offered are shaped by the principles applied by its founder Gottfried Semper; while in Klaus Theo’s courses at the Potsdam School of Architecture places the urban project in its various scales at the centre.
With the feedback we go to Venice, seen by Marco de Michelis who, in showing the difficult relationship the city has with the contemporaneity, takes in consideration the excellent project by OMA for the Fondaco dei Tedeschi.
In the elzeviro, Bruce Sterling recounts how his “little home draws its vitality from a shared emotional situation.”
In the free supplement “The Italian stone theatre” some of the most innovative projects realized with stone.