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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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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.
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.