We are in Madrid, a stone’s throw from the central Buen Retiro Park in the elegant district of Salamanca. This apartment for a family of four, two parents which two daughters, and stands in a building dating 1922, has recently been renovated by the Lucas y Hernández-Gil Arquitectos practice. Source:Read More →


In the last several decades the direct and virtuous connection that throughout history always tied the countryside to the city through food production and markets has grown more tenuous. Coming up with a precise definition for “city” and “countryside” is becoming increasingly more difficult. Source: Rethinking the city and theRead More →

Not far from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, the Berlin-based Barkow Leibinger practice has recently completed a TRUMPF Smart Factory for a German company specializing in machine tools and laser cutting systems. This is a complex with offices and a factory-museum conceived as a hybrid between a place of production andRead More →

Respect the material and work on it together, in part through continual research and innovation. This is the invitation that the Fedrigoni Top Award competition has been making to its entrants ever since it was set up, almost twenty years ago. Source: Paper landscapesRead More →

The well-known British design critic Alice Rawsthorn – critic and influencer, we might say – returns to the subject of design and its place in the contemporary world. Design as an Attitude is an easy-to-read book and follows Hello World , some of whose themes and examples she returns to.Read More →

Lavazza’s new headquarters confirms its long-standing ties with Turin. The project is designed by Cino Zucchi and has a strong urbanistic as well as architectural feel. We are in Borgo Aurora, a district that is not part of the Roman orthogonal layout of the city but that still has theRead More →

Dogok Maximum is a mixed-use building with a strong personality designed by the Korean architect Moon Hoon

Dogok Maximum is a mixed-use building with a strong personality designed by the Korean architect Moon Hoon (founder of the brand name Moonbalsso) in the high part of Gangnam, the most populous and rich district of Seoul. With its fifteen metres in height the narrow building, which externally looks likeRead More →

As part of the Freespace exhibition for the 16th Biennale Architettura in Venice (open until 25 November), the Irish Grafton Architects curators selected a few emblematic examples of the Italian approach to architecture. They then asked Cino Zucchi , who in 2014 curated the Italian Pavilion, dedicating ample space toRead More →

Amendolagine Barracchia Studio

The block that lies between Viale Umbria, Via Cena and Corso XXII Marzo in Milan is as atypical as it is full of life. What started out as an isolated rural building in the late 19 th century was transformed in the early 20 th century into one of theRead More →


The sea, the scents of an island and contemporary art, to be explored on foot amidst the rustle of the Mediterranean maquis. On Porquerolles, off Hyères in Provence, artwork sinks into nature and is almost overwhelmed by it. As Édouard Carmignac, French investment banker, fund manager and long-time collector, tellsRead More →

Ron Gilad, who took over as Danese ’s creative director last year, continues along his design path for the well-known brand. In-depth analysis led him to create seven everyday items that daringly play with user perceptions. These are creations which express, as Gilad explains, attachment to those “values of simplicity,Read More →

Marmalade Sky is a pavilion made for the Wonderfuit Festival , which showcases solutions for sustainable living and is held outside Bangkok. The all(zone) studio, headed by architect Rachaporn Choochuey , produces structures with a lightweight, ephemeral quality, made possible on the one hand by a favourable climate and onRead More →