To pay tribute to the German architect, who died last 8 May, we have retrieved some of his most significant works from the Domus archive.
In the 1960s, Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo designed a new type of architectural building in New York: a lush and bright courtyard where people could work sheltered from the pollution and surrounded by nature. From Domus Archive.
In the summer of 1976, the museum in New York hosted an exhibition, organized by Emilio Ambasz, that sought to provide a concrete response to the problem of urban traffic and pollution through new ‘ecological’ cab projects.
The Italian director took part in the XIII Milan Triennale in 1964, invited by Umberto Eco and Vittorio Gregotti, with two experimental short films interpreting the concept of leisure in modern times
In the summer of 1976, the museum in New York hosted an exhibition, organized by Emilio Ambasz, that sought to provide a response to the problem of urban traffic and pollution through new ‘ecological’ cab projects.
In its third episode, the narration of Vico Magistretti through the Domus archive explores the interiors designed by the Milanese master, spatial devices instigating and questioning the act of dwelling.
Domus articles about the American architect, all from the 1970s, show a deep curiosity but also a certain suspicion for his top-down approach to the construction of the city.
From the Edison light bulb to the safety pin, there are many design objects without author always present in our daily life. In this archive of Domus 811 we have selected seven of them, different but all with a history and a patent behind them.
On October 7, 1913, Ford inaugurated the assembly line developed for the T model. For the occasion, we publish a narration of the American company from Domus 816.
“He will always build a house: a beautiful house”. Buildings by Vico Magistretti from the Domus archive
Through the decades, Domus published the most relevant projects built by the Italian design master; and they are all houses, be their inhabitant a single family or a whole city.