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.
Many personalities who helped building and livening up the post-war cultural world have passed away in this 2020. For each of them, we suggest a project, a book, an exhibition, a website, to transfer a small part of the enormous cultural legacy they left us.
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 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.
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.
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.
Fulvio Irace pulls out from Domus archive Aldo Rossi’s Teatro del Mondo to contemplate scale. Playing with both miniturisation and enlargement, from architecture to object and back again, Rossi’s work “questions the identity of size.”
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.