Shouldn't a state project — the National Library of Israel — be by and for its citizens and subjects? Should it not include and serve the Palestinians in Israel and those Palestinians incarcerated only a few kilometres away and barred by the wall from accessing the building?
The two Italian ruling parties have diverging ideas about the high-speed rail connecting Turin and Lyon. An infrastructure that has an important symbolic value in the history of one of them.
Plans to upturn three boats to form the Italian Pavilion for the Expo 2020 in Dubai met a stormy reception. It was a communicational short circuit, in a context denying space and architecture in favor of communication.
Did someone mention a healing environment?
In a quest for a new design culture for care architecture, Gideon Boie critiques the principles that guided Charles Jencks’ Maggie’s Centres project.
A conversation with the Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism for the launch of the renewed Domus website.
Leading American universities are witnessing an accelerated transfer of teaching from the actual physical campus to online platforms. In the future, responsibility for learning will in fact be switched from teacher to student, paving the way towards a new architecture of education.
States of Design 11: Handmade Design, March 2012
In the past 20 years, handcrafts have returned with growing force to animate the theoretical debate surrounding design, in step with the changing state of the world and its markets. Retracing the developments of crafts and artefacts can help us understand a key issue of contemporary design and culture.
States of Design 10: Social Design, February 2012
Motivated by an ideal of equality, the dedication with which architects and designers strive to achieve even small improvements in living conditions opens up new perspectives for design, politics and the management of public and private sectors.
States of Design 09: Green Design, January 2012
A new breed of designers is finding ways to combine ideological commitments with life's pleasures, revealing an untapped realm of opportunity between greenness and gratification.
COP 21 in Paris ended in a positive agreement, more for recognising the climate change problem than for its immediate effect but since many years city networks are working in the right direction. Even in contrast with central government policies and private interests.
"Placemaking" marched into the glossary of expressions linked to public art before stretching its boundaries to northern-European artistic practice and subsequently the so-called Global South.