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.
Conceived as special versions or regular models, beach cars embodied the desire for freedom of a whole decade, and were a formidable experimentation field for coachbuilders and car makers.
Fulvio Irace reviews the project of Richard Rogers, welcomed with a very high rate of controversy and symbol, in many ways, of the last phase of Tatcherian London.
“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.
In Domus 1049, Fulvio Irace retraces the history of Brasilia through the archive and the impressions of Cesare Casati, who produced an extensive reportage for the magazine, published in 1966.
The gas pump centennial is the occasion to reflect on the past and future of service stations, which were a relevant field of experimentation for architecture all along the 20th century.
Published on Domus, November 1979, Scott Bromley’s stage for a beach party at Fire Island Pines, the favourite vacation spot of New York’s gay community.
As mass tourism rapidly rises, millions of people settle by the shoreline, or at least they do so for a few weeks every year. From the Domus archives, a selection of the best architectures designed for them.
In 1995, Lisa Ponti wrote a review of the exhibition at the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bergamo dedicated to the Colombo brothers and to their shared artistic research on space, carried out in the fervent cultural environment that characterized the Milan of the ‘50s and ‘60s.
Today, as in the 1960s, holiday homes are once again the favorite summer destination. The spaces, optimized and flexible, inspired by the vernacular architecture of the Mediterranean, welcome the landscape, the guest of honor.