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News, events, competitions, projects
Edited by Elena Sommariva
The primitive homes
of the future
Tokyo Gas invited four Japanese architects to
design the house of the future.
Toyo Ito, Terunobu Fujimori,
Sou Fujimoto, Taira Nishizawa.
Business incubator in
Vila Verde, Portugal
A communal office block draws on architecture
to re-express elements of popular culture.
Manuel Graça Dias, Egas José Vieira.
Ana Vaz Milheiro
Economies of scale
At the “Big Inaba Mad Mass” exhibition, architecture
changes its scale in order to give an
answer to the crisis, and to promote itself.
House in Gaüses, Spain
The design of an abstract painter’s studio
combines Scandinavian sensitivity with
Anna & Eugeni Bach.
House in Kohoku
On a hill in Yokohama, a house conceived as a
device for capturing light.
Torafu Architects – Koichi Suzuno,
Ningbo Historic Museum
Fragments of Chinese history are conserved
in the facades of this building conceived as a
kind of artificial mountain.
Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu,
Amateur Architecture Studio.
The island of the
Herzog & de Meuron concentrate matter
and energy into a concrete utopia with the
TEA in Tenerife.
Herzog & de Meuron.
In Belgium, a building with a multiform
geometry and luminous skin.
The Swallows’ hideaway
The artist Not Vital and his intervention in
Massimiliano Di Bartolomeo
Home office, Shanghai
In the restricted space of an apartment in
Shanghai, home and office are efficiently
united in the two levels.
D Jeweller’s in
Shopping habits turned into a kind of
vaíllo & Irigaray + Galar
The latest evolution of the soft wall by the
French designers, for Kvadrat.
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.
Google mobile phone
The real and the virtual at your fingertips: the
open-source mobile phone by Google. Design
Mike & Maaike –
Mike Simonian, Maaike Evers.
Maria Cristina Tommasini
A lively collection of fresh furniture with
innovative forms created under the brilliant
and ironic direction of Javier Mariscal. Design
Estudio Mariscal, El Último Grito,
Emiliana Design Studio, Lagranja
Design, Fernando Salas.
Texts Maria Cristina Tommasini
Doug Aitken workshop
For Domus the American artist creates an
unpublished description of his architectures
of space and experience.
Recto and verso
Patrizio Di Massimo, a game of mirrors
between past and future.
Flavio Albanese, Loredana Mascheroni
The Blind Room and its polysensorial spaces
as an emblem of the Korean artist’s vision.
of a bank
A bank branch in Milan, by Renzo Zavanella. Text Luigi Spinelli
Paper money as a good omen: symbols
of value and the upside of a downturn. Edited by
Francesca Picchi. Design tomato – Simon Taylor
John Warwicker. Texts Marco Aime, Cesare Pietroiusti/
Francesca Picchi, Brendan Mcgetrick,
Massimiano Bucchi, Stefano Casciani
Domestic and foreign
The general and the specific. The classicist
and the national model. A free designer.
Grassi’s autobiography. The Werkbund and the
Zeitgeist. A sense of the city. Edited by
Interesting and surprising projects for the
bathroom. Edited by
Maria Cristina Tommasini