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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.
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The new Lindt Home of Chocolate is more than a museum: this versatile project redefines what civic buildings can be.
In the heart of the 13th arrondissement, this mixed-use program includes social housing , a nursery, and La Fab., home of the new agnès b. contemporary art collection.
This design is for a charity center that provides free practical and emotional support for people with cancer in the campus of St. James’s University Hospital in Leeds.
A bold, completely pink space full of texture and volumes that challenges the retail tradition of The Beverly Center in Los Angeles and creates a sensory experience.
Talking with founder Gabriel Kozlowski, we get to know this initiative that is addressing the pandemic by reflecting on the future and offering help on the ground.
Inside and outside of a creative hub, Lapalma proposes versatile and colorful furniture for Milano Design City.
In the middle of nature on Long Island, this cruciform house organizes different uses through wings and takes advantage of surrounding views.
The architects added a studio and a spacious deck facing the silhouette of the Angeles National Forest to the home of an LA-based artist.
A renovated apartment in Beijing that bets on open spaces, unevenness, strident colors, and textures to create a space full of details.
A small selection of flower vases from designers around the world that redefine the many faces of the same object.
A building originally designed for the Brazilian postal company was transformed into a library with an open and democratic space.
A curved roof generates unexpected interior spaces and a unique terrace for this office building in Japan.
A single-family house designed to promote family interaction and a relationship between interior and exterior.
The iconic design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago has been transformed to reflect student housing needs today.
A slim, existing house in São Paulo was transformed within a translucent volume that combines wood and glass.
A new building was built on old foundations to house the new offices of the start-up REMISE in Berlin, Germany.
Jouw, the store of the experimental gastronomy project Steinbesser, has invited forty designers and artists to re-think plates and utensils.
Noble materials, simple forms, and a lush courtyard make up this single-family home located in Mexico City.
A house that reinterprets Swiss vernacular architecture and is developed on a steep slope.
A single-family house in Wyoming that overlays traditional construction methods with a contemporary way of living.
A book that explores public space within the complex dialogue of planned and unplanned settlements in Latin America.
The transformation of a heritage building into a dynamic creative hotspot.
An autonomous and rigorous volume that makes use of the local archetypical figure, a barn.
A 150-year-old house in an alfalfa orchard is renovated and extended to give a contemporary character to the traditional.
A conversion and a new construction for a mixed-use building in Gmunden, Austria.
Located in Switzerland, this residential building highlights the potential of the existing area with its simple and light grey volume.
The transformation and extension of the new Arts campus in the Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp.
This project transformed an old accountancy office into a café in Valls, Spain.
A single-family house that takes advantage of the sloped terrain and generates a low impact on the natural surroundings.
A project that studies the possibilities within the use of public space with a series of temporary-inflatable devices.
The former farm outside Rotterdam has been extended and renovated into a care home.
Open questions juxtaposed with the studio’s projects continues the dialogue that emerged in The NESS Podcast episode.
We talk with, Ondřej Chybík and Michal Krištof, the founders of the Czech Republic-based studio.
Experience Ca’n Terra in a virtual reality exhibition commissioned by ‘T’ Space.
A renovation of a PH, a traditional typology, in Buenos Aires.
This design for Casa Decor 2020 is worth revisiting as it asks us to question our current moment.
The design transforms a former commercial building into a private home.
Three projects by the Argentinian Landscape architect Stefano Romagnoli.