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The work of Miyake Issey

Firmly on the side of the guerrilla that believes “a piece of cloth” is not mere “fashion,” Issey Miyake recounts 45 years of his career with an extensive exhibition in Tokyo.


Design / Rafael A. Balboa


Best of 2013 #architecture

From Kisho Kurokawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower daily life to the ethical wake-up call by British critic and historian Kenneth Frampton, here are our best architecture stories from this year.




In Lisbon, an exhibition presents daily life inside Kisho Kurokawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower, one of the most iconic buildings of the 20th Century.




The game of life

A white grid raised from the ground encloses a chessboard of courtyards, gardens and domestic areas. Makoto Takei and Chie Nabeshima use a typically modernist element to strengthen their Gate Villa’s links to its context and local history.


Architecture / Julian Worrall


The Metabolist routine

Japanese Metabolism was more than just an architectural movement: it was a lifestyle. Two young Portuguese architects, who currently reside in Kisho Kurokawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower, report on their daily 21st-century life in one of the 20th century’s most iconic buildings.


Architecture / Filipe Magalhães Ana Luisa Soares

Domus 969 on newsstands now

SANAA, Atelier Bow-Wow, Junya Ishigami, Kisho Kurokawa, sustainability, and more — the May issue of Domus takes a deep plunge into Japanese architecture.