Current Issue: Domus 914


The photographer Hendrik Kerstens is working on documenting his daughter Paula’s growing up with photographs that are tongue-in-cheek reproductions of Vermeer’s representation technique.


Flavio Albanese. The architect as a contemporary witness

News, events, competitions, projects

Edited by Elena Sommariva

Fuksas au Zénith

The diabolical pact between architecture and sculpture. Design Massimiliano, Doriana Fuksas. Text Stefano Casciani

Vora Arquitectura, Sports Centre in Barcelona

In the old Raval quarter, the completion of a block has allowed the refurbishment of a derelict factory. Design Pere Buil Castells, Jordi Fornells Castelló, Toni Riba Galí – Vora Arquitectura. Text Rita Capezzuto

Jun Igarashi, house in Hokkaido

Although the landscape is excluded from the domestic nucleus, nature pervades the spaces in the form of light. Design Jun Igarashi. Text Francesca Picchi

A small world

Near the city of Hangzhou, a small town for teaching architecture, design and art. Design Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu – The Amateur Architecture Studio. Text Bert de Muynck

Searching near

In the countryside around Nanjing, Chinese architect Zhang Lei draws on local tradition to construct two holiday homes. Design Zhang Lei. Text Brendan Mcgetrick

Skilled resistance

In his designs for two holiday homes, Bijoy Jain confronts a world too preoccupied with transformation to remember its own origin. Design Bijoy Jain – Studio Mumbai Architects. Text Laura Bossi

Nanook & Co.

A tour of experimental and realised designs, in search of the most interesting expressions of young talent. Design P. Bestenheider, R. von Allmen, B. Jouenne, G. Larquemain, H. Wikler, M. Little, P. Wheeler, Y. Fehling, J. Peiz. Texts Maria Cristina Tommasini


Riccardo Blumer experiments with lamellar cast iron: the result is an interesting outdoor seating system. Design Riccardo Blumer. Text Maria Cristina Tommasini


Fabric petals become an armchair in the new design by Tokujin Yoshioka. Design and text Tokujin Yoshioka

Sofa story

Due nuovi pezzi presentati al Salone del Mobile di Milano 2008. Design Francesco Binfaré. Testi Maria Cristina Tommasini, Francesco Binfaré

The supercomputer and the books

Steven Holl constructs two projects around a single element. Design Steven Holl with Marcela Steinbachová. Text Manolo De Giorgi

Art gallery in Osaka

Organic and inorganic coexist in a concept of timeless beauty. Design Jun Aoki. Text Francesca Picchi

Kazakhstan all over again

A survey in Kazakhstan after the recent building boom. Text Jeffrey Inaba

Memphis. On poetic spaces

An urban landscape characterised by the absence of density, but creatively charged. Text Céline Kopp

Freezed images

David Maljkovic’s poetic spaces, a bridge between past and future focusing on modernism in ex-Yugoslavia. Text Céline Kopp


From the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Text Daniel Birnbaum

Space for your future

An installation recalling a future shanty town conveys the thought and vision of the artistic group on space. Design and text Assume Vivid Astro Focus

A journey to Russia

In the new Russia, art is booming as a parallel world. Text Francesco Bonami

Alison in the city

The headquarters of The Economist Group in St. James’s Street, London. Text Luigi Spinelli

House in Almería

“A new building for The Economist”

The architect. Who is the architect today? A superstar, a big company, a centennial master, a critic, a farmer?

Edited by Stefano Casciani, Francesca Picchi. Design tomato – Simon Taylor, John Warwicker. Texts Stefano Casciani, Martino Pedrozzi, Roger Duffy, Juan Ruescas, Sebastiano Brandolini, Balkrishna Doshi


Doing the architect. Zevi on Zevi. Naples capital. Frampton is back. Edited by Gianmario Andreani

Rassegna: Building materials

The most innovative solutions for building in the globalised world. Edited by Maria Cristina Tommasini