September 6, 2008 - Abitare - September issue is out
September 6, 2008

September issue is out

485, the September issue is out.

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A magazine with a long tradition of dealing with architecture, design and the visual arts, ABITARE was founded and has been based in Milan since 1963. Through the development of issues around dwelling, design and the visual arts, ABITARE is exploring different ways to approach and understand reality through a magazine, exploring fresh narratives and projects.

In this issue, editor in chief Stefano Boeri discusses about design, talent scouting and the concepts of collecting and cataloguing with Rolf Fehlbaum, president of Vitra.

In the Profiles section we discover the research of the theologian Enzo Bianchi and the new projects of avant-garde architect cum artist Didier Fiuza Faustino.

Designer Enzo Mari ends his wonderful drawing programme, suggesting that only now we can really begin again.

Architects Minsuk Cho and Benedetta Tagliabue comment and correct the projects by Fabrizio Leoni in the SOS Abitare section.

And then ABITARE, guided by artists Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine visit again the Guggenheim Museum by Frank Gehry in Bilbao, together with the personnel that makes it function.

ABITARE explores how the issue of social housing is coming back at the centre of the architectural discourse, presenting projects by Bjarke Ingels / BIG in Copenhagen, Taketo Shimohigoshi in Tokyo and Rem Koolhaas / OMA in Cagliari. The philosopher Marcus Steinweg provides us with the conceptual keys to understand how the concept of the “collective” has evolved in the past years.

ABITARE enters the enchanted world of Villa Noailles in Hyeres, where designers have morphed the spaces originally designed by Robert Mallet Stevens.

Then ABITARE explores the process of production of a concrete table, presents a selection of new lamps and discusses with designers and chef how the design of cutlery should be.

In occasion of its participation to the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale, entitled Sustainable Dystopias, ABITARE presents a special issue of The Reader, joint-edited with Volume magazine and dedicated to the future scenarios of development for the city. Animal wilderness, urban agriculture and new technologies are the features explored through the international selection of articles curated by Volume and ABITARE.

Don’t forget that the call for projects for the special issue on Italy, “Ossigeno italiano”, due for December 2008 is still open. For info: and

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