• The great dutch wave. Winy Maas – MVRDV

    The great dutch wave. Winy Maas – MVRDV

    • 28/03/2017
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    We meet Winy Maas, one of the founders of MVRDV, at the studio’s new headquarters in Rotterdam.
    It is an authentic workshop on the ground floor of a building dating back to the 1950’s designed by Hugh Maaskant, one of the heroes of the city’s reconstruction and just a few hundred metres from the Markthal, [...]

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  • Dots obsession. A portrait of Yayoi Kusama

    Dots obsession. A portrait of Yayoi Kusama

    • 15/12/2016
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    STORY Cristina Bigliatti
    PHOTO Tomoaki Makino

    The healing power of art exists. Many artists and sector professionals have been singing the praises of its therapeutic properties for both the body and mind for centuries. Now we have the proof. A recent scientific study conducted at the Santuario di Vicoforte by Prof. Enzo Grossi – Professor of [...]

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  • Who the fuck is Fabio Novembre?

    Who the fuck is Fabio Novembre?

    • 06/10/2016
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    A conversation with Fabio Novembre

    STORY Simona Finessi
    PHOTO Piero Martinello

    Fabio is there waiting for us wearing his provocative t-shirt bearing the legend “Who the fuck is Fabio Novembre?”
    He welcomes us very politely although his expression is curious and questioning; he is almost certainly wondering what to expect from this interview. It only takes a [...]

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  • Perfectly Imperfect. Conversation with Piero Lissoni

    Perfectly Imperfect. Conversation with Piero Lissoni

    • 22/07/2016
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    STORY Simona Finessi
    PHOTO Piero Martinello

    Simona Finessi Who is Piero Lissoni?
    Piero Lissoni If only I knew! I’ve thrown away a decade of analysis without coming to any conclusion.
    We start from the assumption that normally architects and designers are boring. But I have set myself the aim of being a serious a pain [...]

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  • Disambiguation. A conversation with Rudy Ricciotti

    Disambiguation. A conversation with Rudy Ricciotti

    • 07/06/2016
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    STORY Bernard Khoury
    PHOTO Piero Martinello

    This time, you are a hero. I’ll load the chamber and you pull the trigger. I’ll raise my arms and respect the rules of good conduct that the editorial staff force me to. You have the right to six shots (small arms stuff). Don’t abuse them.

    Bernard Khoury: “In [...]

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  • Le rouge et le noir. A conversation with Odile Decq

    Le rouge et le noir. A conversation with Odile Decq

    • 07/04/2016
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    STORY Luisa Bocchietto
    PHOTO Piero Martinello

    LB
    Black, Red White. These three colours seem to be a constant feature of your designs. Does this mean something for you?
    OD
    I started using black for the first time in the design for Rome (the Macro Museum inaugurated in 2010 ndr), then I started using it more often [...]

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  • Bernard Khoury. Son of a gun

    Bernard Khoury. Son of a gun

    • 26/01/2016
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    STORY Luisa Bocchietto
    PHOTO Piero Martinello

    Bernard Khoury is one of the most interesting architects on the contemporary international scene. Born and raised in Beirut, the son of a family of modernist architects and designers, he was trained locally and at Harvard, then after the painful period of the civil war the Lebanese architect opened his [...]

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  • Paradise at the centre. A conversation with Michelangelo Pistoletto

    Paradise at the centre. A conversation with Michelangelo Pistoletto

    • 14/12/2015
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    STORY Luisa Bocchietto
    PHOTO Piero Martinello

    L.B.
    Who is Michelangelo Pistoletto and where has he come from?

    M.P.
    I was born to an artist father and a mother who wanted to learn art with him. My father worked on a series of works for Zegna in Biella, from 1930 to 1933, the year I was born, [...]

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  • On the road with Kengo Kuma

    On the road with Kengo Kuma

    • 22/09/2015
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    STORY Cristina Bigliatti and Sara Maltese
    PHOTO Piero Martinello, Takeshi Yamagishi, Fujitsuka Mitsumasa

    Rhythm, nature and tradition. These are three of the fundamental elements that make up Kengo Kuma’s architectural language. His buildings represent a strict balance, created by the integration of skilled japanese construction techniques and a careful selection of materials in which wood and [...]

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  • Velociforme, an interview with Flavio Manzoni

    Velociforme, an interview with Flavio Manzoni

    • 21/07/2015
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    Luisa Bocchietto and Flavio Manzoni

    STORY Luisa Bocchietto
    PHOTO Piero Martinello

    Flavio Manzoni graduated in architecture in Firenze.
    He is the son of an architect and began free hand drawing while still a child, thanks to instruction from his father. Curiously enough, among some of his early drawings there are studies of horses, which seems a premonition [...]

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