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The June issue of Domus features projects by Tatiana Bilbao, Lacaton & Vassal and Toyo Ito, revisits this year's Salone and delves inside the maker community.

Domus 959 features an editorial by Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao, who has materialized her vision of architecture as a collaborative effort into an expressive cadavre exquis in the issue's cover. We visit two new exhibition spaces by Lacaton & Vassal and Toyo Ito, where architecture and curatorship come together, dismantling the modernist ideal of the museum in favour of a socially driven understanding of art's role in society.

We revisit this year's Salone del Mobile, selecting the most important events, products, installations and performances, from three-dimensional construction to artisan techniques, and from emergency designs to projects on fragility. The Supernormal series continues, discussing in-screen sports graphics, and we delve inside the maker community, recently divided by the decision taken by the U.S. Department of Defense to fund the creation of 1000 makerlabs in American highschools.

Table of contents
Collage created by Tatiana Bilbao for Domus 959, June 2012

Editorial: Aspiring to Natural Grace. A homage to David Weiss (1946–2012)
Tatiana Bilbao

Op–ed: What's going on at the MAXXI?
Francesco Garofalo

Edited by Elena Sommariva

Photoessay: Concrete Landscapes
Asier Gogortza

Space for the living
The building completed by Tatiana Bilbao in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, conveys that an architecture for the dead can be at once intimate and universal. Text Mary Ellen Carroll. Photos Iwan Baan

The curatorship of architecture
Despite inhabiting opposing ends of the spectrum in terms of their vision of curatorial practice, the two new exhibition spaces designed by Lacaton & Vassal and Toyo Ito are united by common intents. Text Paola Nicolin

Exhibition after demolition
With the extension of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal prove that an architecture of demolition is that which resonates most intensely with today's contemporary art. Text Gonzalo Herrero Delicado, Maria José Marcos. Photos Philippe Ruault

Spatial binaries
In a small museum in the Kawagoe suburb of Tokyo, Toyo Ito forgoes the conventions of the white cube to intensify—through space and light—the experience of the work of figurative painter Yuji Misu. Text Julian Worrall. Photos Iwan Baan. Edited by Laura Bossi

/ Network: Forest Stair
A four-tone Corten stair going up towards the sky, to create an elevated viewpoint over an oak forest. Text Marianne Lie Berg

Et voilà le Salon!
Edited by Loredana Mascheroni

WikiHouse Open-source housing
Downloadable from an online platform, the WikiHouse is a building arsenal that challenges architecture's industrial and intellectual dogmas. Text Beatrice Galilee. Photos Delfino Sisto Legnani

Autoprogettazione 2.0 Design communities
The designs selected by the Autoprogettazione 2.0 competition jury are a concrete reflection on the potential of an extensive local production network, combined with the Mari's 1974 project. Text Loredana Mascheroni. Photos Delfino Sisto Legnani

A fair for the future
With Open Design Archipelago, Domus reports on the revolution that is radically changing the face of design. Text Justin McGuirk. Edited by Loredana Mascheroni. Photos Alberto Sinigaglia, Delfino Sisto Legnani

The militarisation of makers
The decision taken by the United States Department of Defense to fund the creation of 1,000 makerlabs in American high schools has divided the maker community. Edited by Elena Sommariva. Infographics Simone Trotti

In-screen sports graphics. Text Max Gadney. Editet by Dan Hill

Age- Age-friendly products: A design competition
As the average age of the world's population steadily rises, what are the opportunities and challenges for designers? Domus is promoting an international call for ideas aimed at bringing to life a new generation of age-friendly domestic objects. Text Antonio Scarponi. Edited by Rita Capezzuto

Matthias Rick, The architect of the convivial city
In memory of Matthias Rick, a Cedric Price of our times, who prematurely passed away this April. Text Joseph Grima

Oscar Tuazon Being Scott Burton
Oscar Tuazon is curator and protagonist of an event-tribute to Scott Burton at the Fondazione Giuliani. Text Caroline Corbetta. Edited by Loredana Mascheroni. Photos Giorgio Benni, Sarra Brill, Caroline Corbetta

Kitchens edited by Loredana Mascheroni

Edited by Guido Musante

Cold Case
Torre Galfa edited by Luigi Spinelli

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