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Seismic Italy

Italian reconstruction is of the quantitative, not the qualitative type: the seismic sequence that has been devastating the country nonstop since 2009 has laid bare a cultural outlook. It shows behaviour oblivious to the events that have occurred over the past 50 years in the history of Italian earthquakes.


Architecture / Matteo Agnoletto


Amphitheatre in Haiti

Emergent Vernacular Architecture designed a public space in Haiti, a plaza for the community of an informal neighbourhood, aimed to reduce crime and antisocial beheavior.



Dynamic Seismic Hotel

The hotel project by Margot Krasojević Architects contains and reduces the building’s destruction and fatality as a result of earthquakes in the western province near Naples.



Reconstruction is an exquisitely cultural issue

The reconstruction in the territory of Amatrice, devastated by the quake in August, should be afforded having previously seriously defined what does it mean.




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

Toyo Ito: Home-for-All

The Japanese architect, curator of the Golden Lion-winning Japan Pavilion at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale, discusses "Home-for-all", the project which invaded and defined the pavilion.


Interviews / Gonzalo Herrero Delicado,María José Marcos