Current Issue: Domus 926


Foto onlab, Piet Truhlar


Flavio Albanese. Urban retrofitting

News, events, competitions, projects

Edited by Elena Sommariva

Neues Museum, Berlin

On the Museum Island, work has just been completed on the British practice’s most prestigious design. Design David Chipperfield Architects. Text Deyan Sudjic. Photos Christian Richters, Jörg von Bruchhausen, Ute Zscharnt.

New York, New York: Alice Tully Hall

Diller Scofidio + Renfro rewrite Manhattan’s urban history. Design Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Text Stefano Casciani. Photos Iwan Baan

The working class used to go to heaven

The Olivetti factory building, designed by Figini and Pollini, and its conversion into offices. Design Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects. Text Stefano Casciani. Photos Davide Cerati, Ramak Fazel.

Stadium for the World Games in Taiwan

Kaohsiung gets a brand-new “open” and sustainable stadium designed by Toyo Ito. Design Ito • Takenaka • RLA. Text Alex Pasternack. Photos Christian Richters.

Residential and retail Building in Moura, Portugal

Manuel Aires Mateus reconstructs the secret weft of a part of the ancient centre. Design Manuel Aires Mateus. Text Laura Bossi. Photos João Morgado.

Entrecampos Square, Lisbon

Lisbon’s largest urban redevelopment since Expo ’98 is taking form with the design by Promontorio. Design Promontorio. Text Carlos Sant’Ana. Photos FG+SG – Fernando Guerra.

Times Museum, Guangzhou

An art museum interrupts the mono-purpose vocation of a Chinese housing complex. Design Rem Koolhaas & Alain Fouraux. Text Bert de Muynck. Photos Iwan Baan.

Bronks Youth Theatre, Brussels

An interactive youth art centre. Design Martine de Maeseneer Architects – mdma Text Raymund Ryan. Photos Filip Dujardin, Marie-Françoise Plissart.

Fashion built & unbuilt

Fashion offers design the opportunity for unprecedented spatial experiments. Text Luca Marchetti and Emanuele Quinz.

Fashion Dreams

Domus continues its survey of younger fashion designers. Text Angelo Flaccavento

Speciale Salone New tables: Technology & Restraint

New tables presented at the Milan Furniture Fair. Text Maria Cristina Tommasini.

Quilt Sofa

A quilt becomes an armchair: the Bouroullecs explore the potential of hi-tech fabric. Design Ronan & Erwan Bouroulec. Text Francesca Picchi.

Paper cloud

Tokujin Yoshioka continues his material experimentation. Design Tokujin Yoshioka. Text Maria Cristina Tommasini.

Between two worlds Venice Biennale

Where does the soul of the Venice Art Biennale lie? Design Massimo Bartolini, Yona Friedman, Att Poomtangon/Planttation, Tobias Rehberger, Tomas Saraceno, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Héctor Zamora. Text Daniel Birnbaum.

Precarietà dell’architettura

What is a representative idea of “labour” today? Texts and photos Paola Anziché.

Ragnar Kjartansson. A special for Domus

A preview of the performance representing Iceland at the Venice Art Biennale. Text Caroline Corbetta.

Lara Favaretto. A special for Domus

A voyage into the artist’s archive, in anticipation of the swamp at the Giardini of the Biennale. Curated by Caroline Corbetta.

Lumen Centre: The Church of Any God

In London, a temple that is not for just one religion. Design, Theis and Khan Architects Text. Stefano Casciani Photos Nick Kane.

An interior with a theatrical theme in Milan

A dialogue between young architects and a maestro. Design Roberto Giussani & Omar Berri. Text Giampiero Bosoni. Photos Alberto Piovano.

Urban Retrofitting

Artists and architects propose ways of transforming the dormant potential of high-rise superblocks. Graphic Design onlab, N. Bourquin, C. Gabriel. Edited by F. Picchi. Texts F. Druot, A. Lacaton & J. P. Vassal, C. Gaillard, M. Sosnowska, T. Fudala, M. Bader, K. Szymczak.

Danger! Work in progress

Money-worshippers threaten to turn Pier Luigi Nervi’s Palazzo del Lavoro into a shrine of consumerism. Texts Luigi Spinelli. Photos Archivi Domus

Peacock armchair

“Si fa coi pensieri”

Eighty years of Domus and Casabella

Edited by Gianmario Andreani

Rassegna: Kitchens

Edited by Maria Cristina Tommasini


A selection of projects. Text Stefano Casciani. Edited by Domus editorial staff