Domus May 2018 issue is about Landscape, Distance, and Scene.
The distance that we place between ourselves and objects determines their meaning. Furthermore, that distance conditions the mindset with which we observe and evaluate. In particular, distance also gives us a sense of proportion – a matter of comparison and relation; perspective – a matter of objective and foresight; and design intention – a matter of aspiration and evolutionary instinct.
A focus on Hudson Yards, in New York City, analyses the most impressive real estate redevelopment in US history, consisting in the transformation of 11 hectares of working railway yards into a completely different landscape. Hiroshi Sugimoto has built a large complex wholly out of ancient recovered building materials, to preserve and disseminate his country’s rich cultural tradition. The breadedEscalope collective conceives a project that begins from a family’s archives, acts upon the landscape of the castle and restores an object, intended to last over time.
Among the many columns: “Archive” unveils some fragments from the archives of FRAC in Orléans, Patrick Bouchain’s complete collection; Francesco Farinelli focuses on difficult relationships between maps and the landscape; Gianni Bonini tells about social architecture and the Mediterranean, this month’s Rassegna is about Kitchen and appliances. The Domus Novanta Anni supplement celebrates magazine’s 90th birthdate.
Image on top: The Blue Chemist