Flavio Albanese. The fragility of architecture and the architecture of fragility
News, events, competitions, projects
Edited by Elena Sommariva
A solid garden
The Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne does not
alter the landscape with its form: it is part of it.
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA
In Sudan, old containers have been converted into
living units: a reference to the project’s ethical
tamassociati with Pietro Parrino,
Yard Photo, Raul Pantaleo
Casa come noi
The archetype of the suburban house as an
ironic view of bourgeois living.
Mauricio Pezo, Sofia von Ellrichshausen
Roof House, Shiga
Primordial thought and nature resonate in the
house with many roofs that culminate in a tree.
Terunobu Fujimori + Hiroshi Nakatani.
Social housing for the
An architecture rooted in the Mediterranean
Sergi Serrat, Ginés Egea, Cristina Garcia.
Adrià Goula, Ferran Nadeu
Residence, Los Angeles
A critical alternative to the romantic notion of
David van der Leer.
Korean Buddhist Cultural
Center, Gongju, South Korea
Emptiness becomes the essence of timeless
Seung H-Sang, Iroje Architects & Planners.
In northen Spain, west of Barcelona, Lleida’s new
airport opts to blend in with the landscape.
Fermín Vázquez – b720 Arquitectos.
Anat Xu Zabalbeascoa.
Villa Poletti, Lanzo d’Intelvi
Nicola De Ponti sets up a dialogue between the
structure of a villa designed by Sommaruga and the
contemporary needs of four clients.
Nicola De Ponti - Astori De Ponti Associati.
Top ten sensors
Ten of last year’s most interesting, lively and curious
contributions from domusweb’s “antennae”.
D. Cogliandro, J. Corso, M.
C. De Benedetti, E. A. De Vivo,
M. Eggers, M. Eti Proto, M.
Gambardella, M. Grasso, S. Jargin,
The custodians of the
A group of animal sculptures made of rattan welcomes
children to the paediatric clinic built by Emergency in
Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic.
tamassociati/Raul Pantaleo-Massimo Lepore-
Simone Sfriso, Francis Grongo.
Design by Normal Studio has never been a gratuitous
Jean-François Dingjian & Eloi Chafaï.
Maria Cristina Tommasini.
Morgane Le Gall, Normal Studio
Young Design Report 5
Design and self-production: an almost compulsory
route for young designers.
Anja Eder & Michael Römer, Elisa Fouin.
Maria Cristina Tommasini.
Patricia Eichert, Elise Fouin, Christopher
Rome plays host to the metaphysical spaces of Philip
Wiegard, the talented sculptor of furniture and objects
that evoke ephemeral atmospheres.
Things that vanish
The total work according to Seth Price. Eternally
balanced between present symbol and meaning.
Special Art Section
Six ideas, six stories, six objects.
An overview of work by young architects uncovers
the up-and-coming forces in architecture: Plan:
b/Medellín, Atelier Kempe Thill/Rotterdam,
Suppose Design Office/Hiroshima, Adamo-Faiden
Arquitectos/Buenos Aires, MOS/New York. Graphic design
Control and choice
Archigram’s environmental proposal for the Paris
Biennale in 1967.
Less is future. The IBA Stadtumbau 2010
Rassegna: Edilizia. Solutions that respect the environment