Current Issue: Domus 893

Cover

Pyongyang Zeppelinized by Hakan Tuzun Sengun. Graphically elaborated by Domus

Urbino, 24 June 2006: a party for Giancarlo De Carlo

Talking about the language of architecture, in memory of De Carlo’s work in Urbino. Texts by Giancarlo and Anna De Carlo

Almanac. News and events

Edited by Elena Sommariva

Ettore Sottsass

Pictures from a window

Steven Holl. Winery hotel

In Langenlois, Austria, Holl has completed the last of the three elements designed for a wine producer: a hotel with health spa that follows the geometrical layout of the vineyards. Text by Dietmar Steiner. Photography by Margherita Spiluttini. Edited by Rita Capezzuto

Manuel DeLanda. Material expressivity

From the emission of physical information to the deliberate use of melody and rhythm

Pacific Pyramid

The results of the consultation promoted by Domus suggest how to turn the Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea, into a symbolic bridge across the voids created by geopolitics. Texts by Boeri, Belpoliti, Elliott, Foot, H-Sang, Ma. Edited by Laura Bossi

Palazzo Grassi S.p.A. French furore

Restyled by Tadao Ando, the historic exhibition building in Venice has been reopened under the chairmanship of François Pinault. Text by Angela Vettese. Photography by Edoardo Luppari/STUDIOPLANO. Edited by Rita Capezzuto

Álvaro Siza. Siza’s Brazilian sky

The headquarters of the Iberê Camargo Foundation, designed by the Portuguese architect, is approaching completion in Porto Alegre. Text by Carlos Eduardo Comas. Photography by Leonardo Finotti. Edited by Rita Capezzuto

LifeStraw. SOS water

The straw-filter and the question of access to water. Is it a high-tech patch? Text by Walter Aprile. Edited by Francesca Picchi

Lea Vergine. Argentinian hyperbole

Unlikely everyday life

Yona Friedman. Basic&Irregular

Craftsman-like “recipes” on how to build irregular structures, a step towards becoming one of the “plastic arts”. Text, drawings and photographs by Yona Friedman. Edited by Maria Cristina Tommasini

Air Portikus

The utopian dwellings by Tomas Saraceno and Marjetica Potrc, together with Olafur Eliasson’s light lab, opened the new venue of Portikus, an eccentric laboratory. Text by Daniel Birnbaum. Edited by Loredana Mascheroni

Domus-Abitare. Design Derby

What better occasion than a “post Furniture Fair” session to discuss design? The extended editorial teams of the two magazines played on neutral ground: the Triennale in Milan. Edited by Maria Cristina Tommasini

Antonio Marras – Carol Rama. Carolina’s rooms

In search of an affinity made of calculated imperfections, assemblages, salvaged articles and collage. Text by Giuliana Altea. Photography by Enrico Accardo. Video by Paolo Bazzani. Edited by Francesca Picchi

Tarzan&Jane: John Bock – Gillian Wearing. Madness

An encounter between two artists. Tarzan&Jane is a project made for Domus by Wrong Gallery

Books

Edited by Gianmario Andreani

Rassegna: Kitchens

Edited by Maria Cristina Tommasini

Panorama

Edited by Francesca Cogni

Material World. Stress gauges

Edited by Emanuele Ricci