The last editorial by Nicola Di Battista resumes the first one, released on Domus 972, September 2013. It traces back four years of direction, looking at the past of Domus, and its future. In his ‘goodbye’ note he thanks those who have followed him on this path and greets all readers.
In the confetti section Caruso St John Architects illustrate their project for the United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial in London and Kenneth Frampton recounts the projects by Brazilian modernists. Among the many projects released, the house for a collector in Tokyo designed by Tadao Ando, the chapel and visitor center of a cemetery north of Osaka by David Chipperfield Architects and the curious Zuidblok Stadionplein in Amsterdam by Hans Kollhoff and Alexander Pols.
Eduardo Souto de Moura tells of his intervention at the mouth of the River Tua in Portugal, Piero Molteni takes us behind the scenes of the design giant UniFor, while Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu welcome Domus readers to their open ‘warehouse’ on the banks of the Hudson River, where they keep a large collection of contemporary Italian art.
Attached to December’s issue the supplement on Michele De Lucchi that recounts the architect and designer’s projects and methodology.