A house designed by Marco Zanuso in the 1970s in South Africa was recently rediscovered: still relevant with its sensitive yet radical approach, it takes to an extreme Zanuso’s research into an idea of the home. In Forvik, Norway, the Ferry Port by Manthey Kula published by Domus in its design phase, it reinterprets the surrounding land in a poetic way.
Domus, moreover, pays homage to Frank Lloyd Wright by publishing a passionate piece by Francesco Venezia on the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Lia Rumma talks about herself and her past, while Konstantin Grcic focuses on the archetypal character of two experimental and understated Nervi designs in Rome. This month’s school is the École d’architecture de la ville & des territoires à Marne-la-Vallée, and the Elzeviro by Michele dall’Ongaro talks about the crossed destinies of music and architecture.
The July-August issue comes with two supplements, Future African Cities and The New Train Station of Napoli Afragola. The first one announces the born of Domus Africa, strenghtening the international character of the magazine. It deals with urbanization, resilience, design and politics, young people and innovation. Through the analysis of six cities – Gaborone, Port Louis, Gauteng, Kigali, Durban e Lagos – the authors touch themes such as colonialism ad its overcoming, the economic expansion and creativity. The second supplement is a detailed focus on the railway project Napoli Afragola, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and newly opened.