Holiday homes as summer destinations: the spaces, optimized and flexible, inspired by the vernacular architecture of the Mediterranean, welcome the landscape, the guest of honor.
Discover the Domus summer special.
News, projects, archives, and insights.
Conceived as special versions or regular models, beach cars embodied the desire for freedom of a whole decade, and were a formidable experimentation field for coachbuilders and car makers.
In the spring of 1956, the foundation stone of the A1 Milan-Naples was laid. Let’s look back together at the construction and evolution over time of Italy’s longest motorway, still essential for connecting the country today.
Built from scratch a little over sixty years ago in an unspoiled area of the Sardinian coast, Porto Cervo has embodied the golden age of the Italian summer, becoming a prime mover in matters of urban development conscious of the autochthonous landscape diversity under the guidance of Prince Aga Khan IV and of many illustrious architects.
From Basel to Mexico City, urban beaches are one of the most interesting challenges in metropolitan design. Discover our selection here.
Evening falls and a refreshing breeze blows. The summer heat begins to fade. It’s time for a movie: we’ve selected five that span from the iconic 1960s to the present, encompassing cult and classic masterpieces ranging from horror to comedy, to watch again or discover for the first time.
Outside cities, there are magnificent places where the work of humans comes face to face with nature: parks and labyrinths, observatories and walkways. We have collected together more than fifty references for explorations away from urban centers.
From the unforgettable Casa Malaperte where Godard set Contempt to the to the recent encroaching into Italy of the American series Succession and White Lotus, here’s a collection of houses that are now part of our emotional landscape.
Vacation, time for reading, but which books should I bring with me? Emanuele Quinz chooses ten for Domus readers. They all relate in some way to design, understood as the ‘way we experience our environment.’ From Beka & Lemoine’s first book to Rahm’s publication on the Anthropocene, from botany to a fundamental novel by Richard Powers.
From the Domus archive, the project by which the Swiss-born philosopher and writer brought together a dream team of architects and designers – including MVRDV, Zumthor and Urquiola – to “educate” a conservative British audience about contemporary architecture.
In 1954 Domus published a project that would remain the most famous in the career of Friulian architect Marcello D’Olivo, as well as a reference for the integration of landscape, tourism and urban settlement.
From an inspired entrepreneurial vision to the conception of a whole stylistic vocabulary from scratch, Costa Smeralda – north-east of Sardinian shoreline – is still a design challenge, between architectural gems and the risks of property show-off.