In Domus March 2018 issue, director Michele De Lucchi writes about objects and our desire for inhabiting them.
In this issue
Cover illustration: The Blue Chemist
Archaeology. Meditation over time
Experiencing the symptoms of the Stendhal syndrome before a copy of an artwork. Edited by Adam Lowe & Charlotte Skene Catling
Anthropology. Objects & Beheaviour
The legacy of offshoring.
Batanagar, the Bata company town built in India in the 1930s, is a powerful metaphor to disentangle today’s modes of economic development. Text by Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay
Economy. Trades & enterprises
Giuseppe Guzzetti believes architecture and design have positive effects on people’s dignity. Fondazione Cariplo launches Cittàintorno, an urban regeneration programme
From railways to ateliers.
The LUMA Arles workshop for artists, curators, scientists and designers is also open to the public. Edited by Paola Nicolin
The offices in Seoul reveal constant organisational work revolving around a trusted staff in open dialogue with their clients. Edited by Andrea Caputo
Andrea Branzi, Transparencies.
Andrea Branzi has produced around 60 Plexiglas works, made from 2003 to today with Giovanni Scacchi of Metea
Ettore Sottsass saw the workspace as the product of the man/movement/machine relationship. CSAC at the University of Parma opens its archive drawers
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With the artificial intelligence, offices are becoming places of ideas. Texts by Michele De Lucchi, Paolo Legrenzi, Stephan Petermann
Foster + Partners, Bloomberg European Headquarters.
The complex, hosting 4,000 employees and located in central London, consists of two buildings joined by bridges under which runs a porticoed pedestrian street
SelgasCano, Second Home Holland Park and Spitalfields.
The SelgasCano projects for Second Home in London explore sustainable and biophilic design
AB Chvoya, Wooden Office.
The office environment gains warmth and familiarity in buildings that exploit the cutting-edge technologies of lamellar wood, using elements of large dimensions. Photos by Dmitry Tsyrencshikov
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa – SANAA, Tsuruoka Cultural Hall.
Sails, waves, slender blades and airy sheets of paper, composed with SANAA’s typical vocabulary, in which even the most solid materials become delicate and rarefied
For and against
Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Gestures devoid of content.
Urban architecture is not the mirror and emblem of the individual, but of the shared and the communal
Technogym Village. Cyclette, iCloud and lifestyle.
Can you design wellness? Constant innovation, well-beingand sustainability at the headquarters of this sports equipment producer spawn objects of desire that improve employee performance. Text by Paola Nicolin Photos by Henrik Blomqvist
Adrián Villar Rojas, Housekeeping at the museum.
The “Theater of Disappearance” is an exhibition-sculpture in which the Argentine artist completes his extensive research into the nature of institutional space and the meaning of the artwork. Text by Paola Nicolin
“It wasn’t pop, but that’s what it has become.” Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele concisely focuses the question: how can brand identity be reconciled with the spirit of the time?
The architecture, shapes and colours of wickedness.
TV series is a column about the psychological and spatial effects of television series. Edited by Keren Cytter
Modernism and its consequences
The first film by Catherine Opie looks at the failed utopia of modernism, which was conceived for people but is unfit to accommodate them. Edited by Piero Golia
On the couch
“Globalisation has shattered the dialogue between architecture and its context,” says Giampaolo Cantini, Italian Ambassador in Cairo. Edited by Walter Mariotti
Is climate the real value of public space?
Air conditioning and home heating are the real causes for the disintegration of community life. Edited by Philippe Rahm
The Sri Lanka of Geoffrey Bawa, weaving nature with design
Geoffrey Bawa drew compositional ideas from historical architecture and turned them into highly modern details. He also admired tropical vegetation and its ability to engulf architecture. Text and photos by Giovanna Latis
Rassegna: Comfort and Wellness
The promise of objects.
To reflect on the notion of comfort and introduce a selection of products from the world of physical wellbeing, we talked to neuropsychiatrist Stefano Benzoni. Edited by Giulia Guzzini