Current Issue: Domus 958


Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu di SO – IL: fragment of a structural model of a project developed by Front Inc.

Editorial: Focusing in the fog

Op–ed: Costa Concordia. A European tragedy

Joseph Grima


Edited by Elena Sommariva

Photoessay: Great Baghdad Garden

Antonio Ottomanelli

Between matter and meaning

Sam Jacob visits two newly completed buildings designed by SO – IL, Kukje Gallery’s K3 building in Seoul and the Logan offices in New York. Text Sam Jacob. Edited by Laura Bossi. Photos Iwan Baan

A theatre in the jungle

At the Teatro Oficina, the legendary performance machine designed by Lina Bo Bardi in São Paulo, Brazil. Conversation José Celso Martinez Corrêa and Grupo Teatro Oficina, Daniela Castro José Lira, Roberto Zancan. Research Jeremy Galvan. Edited by Rita Capezzuto. Photos Pedro Kok

Zarvos’s Idea

In São Paulo a time-honoured urban transformation strategy has been relaunched: using quality architecture to settle conflicts and create a dense, collective and less defensive city. Text Roberto Zancan. Photos Pedro Kok

Shaping memory

South Africa and post-apartheid: Noero and Wolff’s Red Location Cultural Precinct, Nina Cohen and Fiona Garson’s Wits Art Museum, and 26’10 south Architects’ Taxi Rank. Text Christian Ernsten. Photos Iwan Baan, Mark Lewis. Edited by Laura Bossi

Network: Arco House

In the Arco House by Pezo von Ellrichshausen, the concept of economy translates as structural honesty. Text Umberto Bonomo

Manhattan rainbow

Dan Wood and Amale Andraos transform a two-storey truck loading dock into the new Children’s Museum of the Arts. Text Gideon Fink Shapiro. Edited by Laura Bossi. Photos Ari Marcopoulos

Interior with stairs

A domestic space, reduced to its bare essentials, reveals the underlying principles that inform Francesco Librizzi’s work. Text Stefano Mirtia. Edited by Laura Bossi. Photos Giovanna Silva

Evaporated spaces

Philippe Rahm’s “invisible architecture” takes shape in a small apartment in Lyon. A domestic environment distinguished by its different climatic identities that harmonise with those of the client. Text Alexandra Midal. Edited by Rita Capezzuto. Photos Nicolas Pauly

Light algorithms

Offspring of the project “132 5”, the new collection of lamps designed by Issey Miyake exemplifies the potential scope for textile research. Text Salvator-John A. Liotta. Edited by Loredana Mascheroni. Photos Iwasaki, Yasuaki Yoshinaga, Miro Zagnoli


From books to infrastructure. Text James Bridle. Edited by Rita Capezzuto. Series edited by Dan Hill

Network: Lafayette 148 Headquarters

According to Marc J. Neveu, the Lafayette 148 Headquarters in Shantou, China, isn’t simply another fashionable facade. Text Marc J. Neveu

A journey to the other Iraq

The Iraqi Kurdistan region still shows the indelible marks and scars from decades of Saddam Hussein’s bloody ethnic persecution. Francesca Recchia. Edited by Loredana Mascheroni

Reporting from within

Metrography, Iraq’s first independent photo agency, opens in Sulaymaniyah, in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan, to report on Iraq’s social and cultural multiplicity. Francesca Recchia. Edited by Loredana Mascheroni


Building materials. Edited by Rita Capezzuto


Edited by Guido Musante

Cold Case

The inhabited dwelling. Edited by Luigi Spinelli