This month Domus presents Grace Farms in Connecticut by SANAA, a building modulated and regulated according to exposure to sunlight; the Museo Bailo in Treviso by Studiomas and Heinz Tesar that reinstated the urban role of a monumental complex; and the renewal of the interior space of the Central House, belonging to The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, where Beigel and Christou built a miniature city.
An interview with Claudio Luti explains Kartell’s route towards new market segments such as tableware, fashion accessories and fragrance. The new Issey Myake collection is inspired by his master Ikko Tanaka. Marco Romanelli recounts the story of Gastone Rinaldi, one of the “forgotten” in the Italian design history.
Madama Cucchi, the work by artist Enzo Cucchi at Palazzo Madama in Turin is a dialogue with the ancient art; Richard Artschwager with his project for the four elevators at the new Whitney, where their familiar yet unexpected forms are a masterly conclusion of his life long research. Talking about functional spaces Manolo de Giorgi analizes Vaerini’s staircases, not only the link between two levels but spaces that can become an opportunity for an actual design project.
This month’s school is Rhode Island School of Design, founded in 1877, and linked from the beginning to the region’s quality manufacturing and the chair of Vincenzo Melluso, in Palermo, Italy, where his teaching starts first having students peruse the big book of the inhabited landscape and its mutations.
Snøhetta’s feedback recounts Oslo, a European capital sui generis, and a people friendly scale. The elzeviro by Claudio De Albertis, president of Triennale and of the Associazione Nazionale Costruttori Edili, highlights the city as the main infrastructure for living and sustainable economy in the future.
Free with December’s issue the 2016 edition of the Europe’s Top 100 Schools of Architecture and design guid