Current Issue: Domus 910


An interpretation by Dutch photographer Iwan Baan of the kaleidoscopic wall surface of the large auditorium. Agora Theatre in Lelystad, The Netherlands (building by UNStudio)

Editorial. Meat of flesh

Flavio Albanese. Meat of flesh

News, events, competitions, projects

Edited by Silvia Monaco

Unidentified flying bodies

Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos’s new theatre for Lelystad. Design by UNStudio. Text by Stefano Casciani

Think with your feet, pitch with your mind

A modern arena on the waterfront at Neuchâtel. Design by Geninasca & Delefortrie. Text by Alberto Alessi

Journey to Portugal

Small miracles of architecture in the outermost provinces: the Centro Ciência Viva in Bragança. Design by Giulia de Appolonia. Texts by Laura Bossi

Spatial concept: charred cedar

In the green countryside of Nagano, Japan, a house made entirely of wood was designed according to the cave concept. Design by Terunobu Fujimori+Keiichi Kawakami. Text by Terunobu Fujimori

A hand in the trees

Near the El Escorial site, domestic geometries by the Madrid firm NO.MAD leave the woodland habitat intact. Design by Eduardo NO.MAD Arquitectos. Text by Carlos Sant’Ana

Building anonymity

The new Istanbul art museum rises from the industrial remains of the Silahtaraga power station. Design by Emre Arolat Nevzat Sayin (NSMH). Text by Emre Arolat

Cathedral of the Holy Body

Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely, in 1966, constructed a temple to the female body in Stockholm. Text by Irina von Arx

Intersections: The body

Reinventing the body from Heidegger to Second Life. Edited by Silvia Monaco, Luigi Spinelli. Design by tomato – Simon Taylor, John Warwicker

From there

Two interior designs by Corrado Levi in Marrakech. Design by Corrado Levi. Text by Beppe Finessi

Tags and the City

Herzog & de Meuron’s premiere project in New York is a site-specific study, a new type of housing and a piece of 21st-century organic art. Design by Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron. Text by Stefano Casciani

Organic Essentialism

Carbon fibre as the key to the future freedom of expression. Design by Ross Lovegrove. Text by Maria Crstina Tommasini

Disco Mystic

An excursion into nightlife to survey the role of design in clubs


The body is politics. Overlayed materiality. Seeing the invisibile. What’s the point of beauty? The space of the eye. Edited by Gianmario Andreani

The shame of a nation

The purifying catharsis of past and present violence in the work of Kara Walker. Text by Philippe Vergne


Text by Lina Bertucci

School is a sexy thing

The lack of stimulating places for artistic experimentation and the revival of art schools and workshops. Text by Daniel Birnbaum

Performa 07 NY

The New York event dusts off the ’60s’ happening and displays all its potential. Text by Francesco Bonami

Learning from Venice

From Las Vegas to Macao via Venice: controlled decadence as a form of urban renovation. Text by Francesco Bonami, Giuliano Da Empoli, Jeffrey Inaba

Rassegna: Bathroom

Extreme care of the body with the new interest in places for bathing: the home “temple” to well-being and the shared experience. Edited by Maria Cristina Tommasini

Body and font: typography and anatomy

Edited by Giuseppe Basile