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The November issue of Domus presents a survey of Latin American architecture, explores new processes and methods of collaboration in design, embraces personal informatics, and examines wounds inflicted in the Italian landscape.

The November issue of Domus features a cover designed by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo that speaks to the process of stratification, negation and revelation that continuously occurs in architecture. In a wider survey of Latin America, Domus visits Escobedo's recently inaugurated La Tallera Siqueiros Museum, a masterful sociopolitical and architectural juggle; a building that masks itself as modern to become contemporary. Simultaneously, issue 963 visits Yasuní National Park — a conflicted landscape currently serving as the laboratory for the development of a new counterintuitive economic model of infrastructural subtraction —, Taller de Arquitectura and Mauricio Rocha's conversion of a monastery into a cultural centre in Oaxaca, and Flávio de Carvalho's personal estate in Valinhos reconstructing the artist's highly aestheticised world.

Domus 963 explores new processes and methods of collaboration in design: from the strength in numbers found in design collectives CKR, KiBiSi and UVA, three design studios built around teamwork and networks, to the work of young graduates Gaspard Tiné-Berès and Jesse Howard, who question the process of industrial production. The Supernormal series embraces "personal informatics" devices such as the Nike FuelBand and the Fitbit, and using Tommaso Bonaventura and Alessandro Imbriaco's photos as a starting point, examines the many, mostly invisible wounds inflicted on the Italian landscape by the Mafia.

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Cover 963
Designed by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo, this issue's cover makes reference to the relationship between facia and facade, and to the process of ruination, stratification, negation and revelation that continuously occurs in architecture

Editorial: Prospective/Retrospective
Frida Escobedo

Op–Ed: Our very own Pussy Riot

Edited by Elena Sommariva

Corpi di Reato ("Corpora Delicti"). Tommaso Bonaventura, Alessandro Imbriaco

An empathetic twist
Matthew Allen argues that through a series of astute formal moves, and by evoking empathy, Chinese architecture practice MAD has achieved a rare breakthrough in the edge city of Mississauga. Design MAD Architects. Text Matthew Allen. Photos Tom Arban, Morris Lum

Modernist masks
Wrapped in its enigmatic texture, the home/studio at Cuernavaca, where the Mexican muralist Alfaro Siqueiros lived during the last ten years of his life, is now the core of a new museum and cultural production centre. Design Frida Escobedo. Text José Esparza. Photos Rafael Gamo

A city in becoming
In the Mexican city of Oaxaca, a monastery re-emerges from 6,000 tons of rubble to begin a new life as a foundation and cultural centre for the city. Design Taller de Arquitectura, Mauricio Rocha. Text Jose Castillo. Photos Luis Gordoa

The memory of landscapes
Marco Belpoliti examines the wounds—many of them invisible—inflicted on the Italian landscape by the Mafia. Text Marco Belpoliti. Photos Tommaso Bonaventura, Alessandro Imbriaco. Edited by Rita Capezzuto

Flávio de Carvalho. The total aesthete
Italian artist Paola Anziché travels to Valinhos, Brazil, to reconstruct the brave, and highly aestheticised, world of Brazilian artist Flávio de Carvalho. Text Paola Anziché. Photos Nelson Kon. Edited by Laura Bossi

Network: Z33 extension
A subtle and tactile use of brick in the winning proposal for the Z33 extension, designed by Francesca Torzo, Aldo Bakker and Piet Oudolf

The geopolitics of subtraction
Yasuní National Park is arguably the most biologically diverse spot on Earth. It also happens to be home to unexploited reserves of 846 million barrels of oil. Text Keller Easterling. Photos Santiago del Hierro, Gabriel Moyer-Perez. Edited by Loredana Mascheroni

Process is toast
Starting from complementary design strategies, two young graduates question the process of industrial production to create a new family of tools and electrical appliances. Design Jesse Howard, Gaspard Tiné-Berès. Text Tamar Shafrir. Edited by Loredana Mascheroni

Design your life
Brendan McGetrick pays Wurman a visit in his Rhode Island abode, and distills from their conversation the seven secrets of a "Highly Effective Person". Text Brendan McGetrick. Photos Yoo Jean Han. Edited by Laura Bossi

Strength in numbers
Maria Cristina Didero profiles three design studios built around teamwork and networks. Text Maria Cristina Didero. Photos Richard Nicholson, Johan Ödmann. Edited by Loredana Mascheroni

Network: Axor Starck Organic
Low water consumption and a sculptural, organic and minimalist design characterise the new collection of taps by Starck for Axor

Fitness by design
Can data heal? Yes, argues Dan Hon, whose type 2 diabetes spurred him to embrace "personal informatics" devices such as the Nike FuelBand and the Fitbit. Text Dan Hon. Edited by Rita Capezzuto

Finishes. Edited by Loredana Mascheroni

Edited by Guido Musante

Cold Case
23 De Enero. Occupied space. Edited by Luigi Spinelli

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