The future is now

In February’s editorial Nicola Di Battista sees in the young generations in dialogue with the masters the possibility of a radical change.

 

Editorial

What future for Italian architecture
 

What future for Italian architecture

In January editorial, Nicola di Battista confronts the MAXXI architecture collection with the exhibition “Comunità Italia” at Milan Triennale to state the need of a more clear and shared language for the Italian architecture.

 

Editorial / Nicola Di Battista

Between public and private: the Syrian crisis as seen from Beirut

Beirut, with its multi-polar geography, remains a theatre of conflict and local micro-wars; it is a city in need of a new housing policy – as the Syrian refugee crisis has revealed.

 

Architecture / Stefano Corbo

Polis and Climate Change Policy
 

Polis and Climate Change Policy

COP 21 in Paris ended in a positive agreement, more for recognising the climate change problem than for its immediate effect but since many years city networks are working in the right direction. Even in contrast with central government policies and private interests.

 

Architecture / Maria Luisa Palumbo

The fall and reconstruction of the polis
 

The fall and reconstruction of the polis

What happened in Paris is a tragic reminder of how the road to a peaceful coexistence among peoples is still long and insidious but it is the only road possible.

 

Editorial / Nicola Di Battista

The Function of Paris

The masterful reading of his beloved city made by Paul Valery in 1927 allows us to pay tribute to the French capital.

 

Op-ed / Nicola Di Battista

An appeal to entrepreneurs
 

An appeal to entrepreneurs

In November’s issue Nicola Di Battista calls the Italian industrialists and entrepreneurs inviting them to become actors of a renewal through their unique knowledge.

 

Editorial / Nicola Di Battista

Shenzhen’s design revolution
 

Shenzhen’s design revolution

The opening of the Shekou Design Museum in Shenzhen, scheduled in early 2017, in partnership with the V&A could ratify the city’s transition from a Dickensian and bleak zone to a creative pole.

 

Design / Daniele Belleri, Jacob Dreyer

Now it’s up to the architects

In the October’s editorial Nicola Di Battista invites the Italian architects to create new lifestyles for contemporary humankind, better fitted to our times and our means.

 

Editorial / Nicola Di Battista

If Milan could regain its former self
 

If Milan could regain its former self

September’s editorial explores the idea to build a  cultural community of people that first of all wish to share our need to forcefully assert the rights of the common good in terms of habitation today.

 

Editorial / Nicola Di Battista

Pavilion no. 15

More explicitly than ever before, the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion by SelgasCano declares that it is intended for a far broader public than architecture experts alone, seeking to capture the spirit of its times, when the public also becomes the client.

 

Architecture / Francesco Zuddas

The custodian’s vestibule

Still able to determine a building’s character and status, the custodian’s vestibule is a precious trace of a society drifting toward disappearance. Here we propose a reflection on this type of space, a fundamental place of mediation between the public and private spheres.

 

Architecture / Manolo De Giorgi