The big river Domus

For Alessandro Mendini, Domus magazine is a tranquillising presence many years long, a broad continuous flow like that of a big river.

Domus: 1998-2017

History through images: from Apple to Alan Kitching's typography, from the art by Damien Hirst to Herzog & De Meuron's architecture.


The energy of the century

Inspired by Gio Ponti in 1930, the design of the “Casa Elettrica” allows the house to be considered even more so as a kind of “condensed city” projected into the future. This event has inspired Edison today in its debut at the 16th International Exhibition of Architecture.

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Domus: 1928–1957

History through images: from materials such as Vit-Rex and Pirelli's rubber, to the architecture of Le Corbusier and Pier Luigi Nervi.

Domus: 1958–1977

History through images: from Krizia's fashion for Gae Aulenti to James Stirling, Cini Boeri, PVC, and the inflatable house by Quasar Khanh.

Domus: 1978-1997

History through images: from Swatch to IBM, to the architecture of Gianni Arnaudo, Eric Owen Moss, Norman Foster and Richard Meier.

Also in this issue

Nanda Vigo

Nanda Vigo

Sanremo, Italy, 1952-53. Photo Nikky Pascuttini. Courtesy Archivio Nanda Vigo

Burri a Gibellina

Paolo Soleri

Arizona. Arcosanti from 1970. Photo Dan Sorensen

Burri a Gibellina

Burri in Gibellina, Sicily

Alberto Burri, Grande Cretto, 1984. Photo Aurelio Amendola, 2001

Roberto Sambonet, Ettore Sottsass, 1992

Ettore Sottsass

Roberto Sambonet, Ettore Sottsass come Kouros, 1992. Acrylic con canvas. Courtesy Roberto Sambonet Archive, Milan

Roger Brown

1965–1975 Famous artists from Chicago

Roger Brown, Ed Flood, Art Green, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Karl Wirsum, exhibition curated by Germano Celant, Fondazione Prada (20 October 2017 – 15 January 2018). Photo Roberto Marossi. Courtesy Fondazione Prada

Compasso d'Oro, La Rinascente

Compasso d’Oro from 1954

Logo for the Compasso d’Oro by Albe Steiner for La Rinascente per il Premio Compasso d’Oro, based on an idea by Gio Ponti

Pierre Restany, foto Pino Guidolotti

Pierre Restany

Pierre Restany – worldwide Domus correspondent – back from the Documenta exhibition in Kassel, Germany. Photo Pino Guidolotti, 2002

Marianne Lorenz, Domus Archives

Marianna Lorenz

Chief editor of Domus from 1966 to 1987. Domus Archives