Current Issue: Domus 959


Collage created by Tatiana Bilbao for Domus 959, June 2012

Editorial: Aspiring to Natural Grace. A homage to David Weiss (1946–2012)

Tatiana Bilbao

Op–ed: What’s going on at the maxxi?

Francesco Garofalo


Edited by Elena Sommariva

Photoessay: Concrete Landscapes

Asier Gogortza

Space for the living

The building completed by Tatiana Bilbao in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, conveys that an architecture for the dead can be at once intimate and universal. Text Mary Ellen Carroll. Photos Iwan Baan

The curatorship of architecture

Despite inhabiting opposing ends of the spectrum in terms of their vision of curatorial practice, the two new exhibition spaces designed by Lacaton & Vassal and Toyo Ito are united by common intents. Text Paola Nicolin

Exhibition after demolition

With the extension of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal prove that an architecture of demolition is that which resonates most intensely with today’s contemporary art. Text Gonzalo Herrero Delicado, Maria José Marcos. Photos Philippe Ruault

Spatial binaries

In a small museum in the Kawagoe suburb of Tokyo, Toyo Ito forgoes the conventions of the white cube to intensify—through space and light—the experience of the work of figurative painter Yuji Misu. Text Julian Worrall. Photos Iwan Baan. Edited by Laura Bossi

Network: Forest Stair

A four-tone Corten stair going up towards the sky, to create an elevated viewpoint over an oak forest. Text Marianne Lie Berg

Et voilà le Salon!

Edited by Loredana Mascheroni

WikiHouse Open-source housing

Downloadable from an online platform, the WikiHouse is a building arsenal that challenges architecture’s industrial and intellectual dogmas. Text Beatrice Galilee. Photos Delfino Sisto Legnani

Autoprogettazione 2.0 Design communities

The designs selected by the Autoprogettazione 2.0 competition jury are a concrete reflection on the potential of an extensive local production network, combined with the Mari’s 1974 project. Text Loredana Mascheroni. Photos Delfino Sisto Legnani

A fair for the future

With Open Design Archipelago, Domus reports on the revolution that is radically changing the face of design. Text Justin McGuirk. Edited by Loredana Mascheroni. Photos Alberto Sinigaglia, Delfino Sisto Legnani

The militarisation of makers

The decision taken by the United States Department of Defense to fund the creation of 1,000 makerlabs in American high schools has divided the maker community. Edited by Elena Sommariva. Infographics Simone Trotti


In-screen sports graphics. Text Max Gadney. Editet by Dan Hill

Age-friendly products A design competition

As the average age of the world’s population steadily rises, what are the opportunities and challenges for designers? Domus is promoting an international call for ideas aimed at bringing to life a new generation of age-friendly domestic objects. Text Antonio Scarponi. Edited by Rita Capezzuto

Matthias Rick The architect of the convivial city

In memory of Matthias Rick, a Cedric Price of our times, who prematurely passed away this April. Text Joseph Grima

Oscar Tuazon Being Scott Burton

Oscar Tuazon is curator and protagonist of an event-tribute to Scott Burton at the Fondazione Giuliani. Text Caroline Corbetta. Edited by Loredana Mascheroni. Photos Giorgio Benni, Sarra Brill, Caroline Corbetta


Kitchens edited by Loredana Mascheroni


edited by Guido Musante

Cold Case

Torre Galfa edited by Luigi Spinelli