DIALOGUE : : WINY MAAS : : DOMUS

MVRDV founder Winy Maas has taken the helm at Domus in 2019. The Dutch architect is the second guest editor in the 10x10x10 series, which sees 10 architects each take on the direction of 10 issues of the magazine for the 10 years leading up to Domus’ 100th anniversary in 2028.Winy Maas will edit 10 editions of Domus over the course of 2019, under the theme of the future city. This will see both the magazine and website take a focus on the future of urbanism for the year. 

ARCHITECTEM Milan contributor, Ayesha Sabri, held a conversation with Maas on taking up this new role. Maas is behind some of the most innovative urbanism of the 21st century, which he produces through the Rotterdam-based practice MVRDV he founded with Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries in 1993, and The Why Factory research unit he runs at Delft University of Technology.

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Fondazione Prada : : Curating spaces and textures : : OMA \ Milan

Ayesha Sabri, ARCHITECTEM Milan based contributor, visited OMA designed Fondazione Prada and presents a visual narrative of the textures and spaces. The images are accompanied by her thoughts about the design interspersed by statements from the architect, Rem Koolhaas.

The Fondazione Prada has dominated the Milanese art and architecture scene since it opened. On visiting the Fondazione, you are greeted by a dynamic dialogue between pre-existing industrial structures and OMA’s recent interventions. A visual treat, pops of color, simplistic signage, and an overwhelming array of textures and surface treatments.

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Anything Butts at Milan Design Week: Design, technology and sustainability

 

As part of Design week in the historic neighbourhood of Duomo Milan, the courtyard of the 18th century Palazzo Clerici is hosting a pavilion by iQOS ™ cleverly titled ‘Anything Butts’. ARCHITECTEM explored the exhibit with its designers. Ayesha Sabri presents her account and details of the installation.

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Salone del Mobile.Milano 2016

Salone del Mobile.Milano is a week long Design Event taking place between 12th April to 17th April in Milan. It will host three collateral events dedicated to the concepts of living, classic furnishing and architectural finishings. Attended by more than 300,000 operators from 160 countries and over 30,000 visitors and showcasing a range of extremely high quality products and services, the Salone del Mobile.Milano sets to reaffirm Milan’s role as the capital of design. According to President Roberto Snaidero

The 55th edition will be a huge international draw, with 70% of the operators coming from over 160 countries and a wide range of top commercial offerings from the very best companies on the Italian and foreign markets, combined with culture and product culture through our collateral events. Internationalisation and innovation are the key drivers of this important edition.

The city event linked directly to the Salone del Mobile.Milano will be “space&interiors”.  Organised by the international architecture, design and construction biennial MADE expo, at The Mall Porta Nuova, Brera Design District: with a fascinating display of surfaces, flooring, doors and interior finishings curated Migliore+Servetto Architects.

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Cimitero Monumentale: A spatial archive of Architectural histories

 

Centuries of architectural history can be collapsed into and experienced through the agency of a singular ambulatory experience. More surprising than this assertion is the unexpected set of places where this can occur. The Cimitero Monumentale di Milano – the Monumental Cemetery of Milan – is indeed one such condition, one of the largest cemeteries in the city and a point of interest for many. Architect Carlo Maciachini, whose personal style is associated with the eclectic period of Milanese architecture, poured his design energies into this project in 1866.

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