In the February 2018 issue, the second editorial by Michele De Lucchi is about objects, which “represent the concrete part of existence”.
In this issue
Cover illustration: The Blue Chemist
Archaeology. Meditation over time
What is “original” and “authentic”.
The Basilica di San Marco and the Venetian concept of time. Edited by Adam Lowe & Charlotte Skene Catling
Anthropology. Objects & Beheaviour
Objects (and people) in motion.
A reflection on ethnological museums as contact zones that generate new and unexpected meanings for the future of the objects they hold. Text by James Clifford
Economy. Trades & enterprises
Economy and cultural production.
Andrea Phillips talks to Martina Angelotti about a different way of interpreting the concept of value in the cultural field
The door of Asia
Institution analyses new cultural spaces and their interplay between design, collection and public. Edited by Paola Nicolin
In Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram’s offices, in Munich, Stockholm and London, workshop culture reigns. Edited by Andrea Caputo
Stefano Graziani, Questioning Pictures.
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The Neue Nationalgalerie, refurbishment by David Chipperfield Architects.
This is the most representative symbol of contemporary architecture and
50 years since being completed it needs radical refurbishment. Photo Friederike von Rauch © Neue Nationalgalerie
Steven Holl Architects, Maggie’s Centre Barts.
A subtle insertion into a complex site, offering three different facades each with its own character. Text by Deyan Sudjic Photos by Angus Mill
Neri & Hu, Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat.
With a great work of composition and using only old bricks, Neri & Hu reconstruct a rigidly orthogonal structure based on Chinese tradition. Texts by Daan Roggeveen, Wang Shu. Photos by Pedro Pegenaute
The Gordian Knot of earthquakes
Overturning of time.
Text by Manuel Orazi
Stefano Boeri Architetti, Multipurpose and Civil Protection Centre.
An unassuming monument that poses as a discreet witness to what has occurred here
A never buried Pompeii.
With “Pompei@Madre. Archaeological Matter” the contemporary art museum of Naples and the most important archaeological park in the world conceive an exhibition on time and proximity between the ancient and the contemporary
Food management against food wastage. Text by Lelia Kicherer, photos by Henrik Blomqvist
Studio Formafantasma, Ore Streams.
Studio Formafantasma turns scrap into a resource and confirms that design can play a crucial part in issues in which our planet’s future is at stake. Text by Angela Rui
Richard Gluckman in conversation with Francesco Clemente: I like to be proved wrong
Skipping through time.
Thom Andersen has made a film telling the story of cinema through a montage of settings, emotions, objects, faces and sounds. Text by Piero Golia
On the couch
A cyclist manqué and a successful fashion creator, Paul Smith describes his research expressed in rigorous design outside and colourful inside. Edited by Walter Mariotti
Designing with hot and cold air.
With CFD software, architecture is becoming the art of building atmospheres. Edited by Philippe Rahm
Heat and modernity: Vann Molyvann in Phnom Penh.
The architecture of Vann Molyvann represents the aspirations of a country, Cambodia, and the hopes of an age, the 1960s, which differed from reality and today lie in ruin. Text by Peter Fröberg Idling, photos by Giovanna Silva
Rassegna: Frame systems
Clean energy with the power of waves
Eco Wave Power is a company based in Tel Aviv that exploits the inexhaustible energy of the sea to produce clean energy. We asked co-founder Inna Braverman to explain how. By Giulia Guzzini