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Editorial 5—Out of Focus Domesticity
Global contagion has brought about changes at many different scales, including that which we inhabit daily. While the role of the domestic in our lives becomes clearer, our relationship to time and space is beginning to blur. At the same time, we are starting to see an attention to the details that emerge in the performance of our constant present. Our daily rhythms have gone awry; we are homing in while spiraling out. With this in mind, this editorial explores what it means to stay at home, as much personal as critical, as much within the confinement of four walls as beyond them. It will delve into topics such as feminism and productive frictions, touching and exploring in digital spaces, the temporary and the temporal, dwelling as postponing, fictions and fiddling, mediums for gesturing, and experiments in designing for the unknown. As the editorial unfolds, some spaces that we reside in may slowly come into focus while others, instead, will open up new questions, paths, and domestic feelings.
Three projects by the Argentinian Landscape architect Stefano Romagnoli.
Romagnoli talks with our editor Lisa Naudin about his current research project.
This new educational facility for the Limburg region demanded a new typology that combines theoretical and practical spaces together.
A familiar sculptural form becomes the shape of this family house located in Goshen, Arkansas.
A design that rethinks co-living in Seoul.
A thoughtful look at classic designs.
A house in Ibiza that fuses with the exterior with a quiet all-white design.
A former garage is organized by the inclusion of a new wall in an existing multi-family building in Porto.
A conversation about the importance of making a show during the process of the total relocation of an arctic town.
Ikea teams up with designers to develop a free open-source Bee Home design that can be built worldwide.
From your living room, you can experience this online exhibition that raises important questions.
A multi-purpose space for a middle school that considers the shifts from wet to dry periods in Thailand.
The renovation of a typical Buenos Aires chorizo house through the design of an intelligent envelope.
A total renovation of an old apartment that distributes space through the use of incorporated furniture.
A handblown glassware collection that captures matter in a unique and organic state.
Two new residential buildings propose a non-conventional typological variety in Basel.
A list of what is inspiring us as we #stayhome.
A renovated house in the historic center of Lisbon that boldly occupies space.
A two-story fire station whose bright-red façade dialogues directly with the building’s inner structure and functional nature.
A puzzle-like series of setbacks and terraces generates units with their own unique configurations.
An exhibition at ArkDes curated by James Taylor Foster that explores design and ASMR.
An installation within a park in Santiago that invites people to disconnect from the daily rush and dive into different narratives.
This building makes use of all available space providing generous collective and individual living areas.
In the existing urban landscape, a Convention Center is placed on a lower level and a park is created on its roof.
An adventurous sliding attraction inside the Jewel Changi Airport.
A restoration of a plaza located in an informal settlement in Venezuela developed together with the community.
Making use of a small space and budget, this project uses a traditional Japanese building method.
MVRDV completes Tainan Spring, a lush lagoon and park in the preserved ruin of a mall in central Tainan.
A masterplan for the city of São Paulo that re-signifies the existent urban landscape in a project that speaks of both form and functionality.
This suburban house in Valencia, Spain is a prototype that integrates industrialized construction methods with traditional craftsmanship.
A project that connects Chilean five hills.
The new gallery in Chelsea is a flexible space that maintains continuity with the High Line.
This project subtly combines contemporary architecture, an existing building, and ruins into a single-family house.
An urban scale recovery process in Mexico that aims to regain the city’s natural landscape while improving its hydrological management.
A new take that moves away from the sterile atmosphere of a dental clinic.
A memorial park in Mexico City that reflects on the process of creating a dynamic and sensitive public space in an urban context.
The project responds to the Yangtze River, creating new connections and circulations for this city in China.
This compact unit is expanded through a balcony, façade device, and multi-functional furniture.
A building in Colombia that explores the relationship between eco-friendly devices and the social and cultural practices of its inhabitants.
This new apartment building takes advantage of the local landscape.
Reformulating the relationship between a park and its surroundings, this project reactivates a forgotten public space in Buenos Aires.