Most popular articles of 2020

The year is over. We collected the 10 articles that you appreciated the most.

The essentials: 20 of the best table lamps

Twenty iconic desk lamps that have marked the history of design by combining new technical achievements with the constant search for innovative shapes. Read full article here.

Lost icons of the 20th century: motorway service area by Angelo Bianchetti

Image Archivio Arch. Jan Jacopo Bianchetti

Designed by Angelo Bianchetti in 1958 for the food company Pavesi, the building has been partially demolished: the three self-supporting arches remain standing, remnants of a futuristic manifesto for architecture. Read full article here.

Ten comics that will change the way you look at architecture

Through a long-distance dialogue, cartoonists Paolo Bacilieri and Enrique Bordes list their 10 all-time-favourite titles, from Chris Ware to The Eternaut, where comics and architecture collide. Read full article here.

Maurizio Montagna goes on a photographic tour in a quarantined Milan

The architectural photographer’s pictures, taken exclusively for Domus around the outer ring-road of the Italian city, capture the outskirts that we can no longer look at. Read full article here.

The telephones that made the history of design

From the invention that dates back to the late 19th century to mobile phones and the smartphone revolution: the history of a device that has connected people through memorable models. Read full article here.

Fiat Panda, the boxy Italian utilitarian car goes electric

Pandoro by Garage Italia

Garage Italia has reinterpreted the original model with new aesthetic and custom solutions, and a hundred percent electric engine, for a new limited series of five cars. Read full article here.

10 objects that are disappearing from our domestic landscape

The Grillo landline phone by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper, 1965

Outdated by technological innovation, or just no longer matching the evolution of lifestyles, certain objects are still probably living in our houses, unnoticed. Read full article here.

2020, a nomadic summer: the new mythology of the camper van

These mobile houses on four wheels, often converted from old vehicles, are the symbol of a different way of living – and spending the summer holidays between untouched landscapes and social isolation. In Italy, it is increasingly difficult to do it but it still happens, for example, in Sardinia. Here are the pictures. Read full article here.

Ten movies about architecture, selected by Adam Nathaniel Furman

The London-based architect, known for the freedom that can be read in his style, chooses ten movies in which spaces are relevant – old classics, pop references and some titbits for real film lovers. Read full article here.

Are the lights at San Siro going to be switched off forever?

Roberto Conte, San Siro, Milan, 2020. Photo Roberto Conte

What we are used to call the “Scala of football” could be destined to disappear. Roberto Conte photographs Milan’s stadium one last time for Domus. Read full article here.

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