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Domus 1013

Cover: Non c'è Italia senza spine, drawing by Alessandro Mendini for Domus, May 2017. Graphics by Leonardo Sonnoli

Editoriale: Non c'è Italia senza spine

There’s no Italy without a thorn, says the drawing by Alessandro Mendini that gives this May issue of Domus its title. May is the month of roses, precisely.
“A rose is a rose is a rose” goes a famous line by Gertrude Stein, as popular as it is enigmatic. The rose/Italy to which Domus issue 1013 is dedicated aims to reflect the call of this brilliant American poetess to see things for what they are.

The city of design

Italy has remained a federation of city-states. There are museum-cities and factory-cities. There is a city whose streets are made of water, and another where
all streets are hollowed walls...

SEEN FROM AFAR

Italomodern

Diary of a sentimental journey through a forgotten Italy

Grand Hotel Colosseo

Italian icons

ITALY OUTSIDE ITALY

An endangered masterpiece

Gio Ponti. Villa Nemazee in Tehran is slated for demolition

A city for knowledge

Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Columbia University Manhattanville, New York

A 21st-century campus

The analogous factory

Caruso Torricella Architetti. 52 buildings for Techint around the world

AN UNEXPECTED SIDE OF ITALY

Small giants

The ancient future of what is made in Italy

Italia, mondo

Innovation without borders

WHEN BUSINESS MAKES CULTURE

La Rinascente

A creative laboratory

Stories of industry

From the factory to the museum

At design school

The Italian road to design

NEW ITALIAN LANDSCAPES

Cloud with a view

Massimiliano e Doriana Fuksas. New congress centre at the EUR in Rome

Void and traces

Vincenzo Latina. Regenerating the old quarries of Lampedusa / Housing in Ronco di via Damone, Syracuse

Italian-style factory

Italo Rota. Industrial complex for Elatech in Brembilla, Bergamo

1-14 learning inside the kite

C+S Architects. School complex in Fontaniva, Padua

BACKBONE

Seismic Italy

Specimens from a diary about cataclysms

PLACES AND ART

Time is out of joint

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome

Art on the move

Three subway stations in Naples

Secret art

Museo delle statue stele lunigianesi, Pontremoli