Domus February issue, the second directed by Michele De Lucchi, is themed “Time”. It defines the object value in relation to the moment when it was made. The concept of time separates “old” from “ancient” and distinguishes the attribution of a historical-documentary value from a practical- functional value, a relevant issue in the debate between heritage commissions and the business.
The second editorial by Michele De Lucchi is about objects, which “represent the concrete part of existence”. Among the protagonists of this issue we have David Chipperfield Architects Berlin, with the refurbishment of The Neue Nationalgalerie; with a great work of composition and using only old bricks, Neri & Hu reconstruct a rigidly orthogonal structure based on Chinese tradition; Formafantasma turns scrap into a resource and confirms that design can play a crucial part in issues in which our planet’s future is at stake.
Among the many colums: “Archaeology. Meditation over time” is about the Basilica di San Marco and the Venetian concept of time; in “Economy. Trades & enterprises”, Andrea Phillips talks to Martina Angelotti about a different way of interpreting the concept of value in the cultural field; in “On the couch”, describes his research expressed in rigorous design outside and colourful inside.