It is a complicated and complex journey, as eloquently elaborated upon by Walter Mariotti, Editorial Director of Domus and curator of DomusAir. An airport can possess a level of intricacy comparable to a computer system, yet to fully inspire a city, it must also encompass the complexity akin to “the cell of a living being” or “a kindergarten.”
This is why Domus Air No 9 represents is a complex and articulated expression of thoughts and experiences of active design, uniting not only diverse viewpoints but also intricate layers of understanding. A journey into the nuanced interstices of challenges waiting to be addressed to be guided and managed, and the horizons interlinked with intelligent resource management.
Topical issues in areas, such as our urbanized planet, are increasingly subject to the complications and challenges associated with the heightened concentration and density of both people and things. Projects and expert views such as, One Works Director Domenico Santini’s overview of the Riga Intermodal hub or KPMG experts Veerle Coussee and Jornver Beeck’s explanation of the relationship between planning and sustainability, alongside other testimonies and in-depth studies on technologies and resources that can be read in Domus Air No 9, remind us of how every undertaking must strive for an environment of ease and human-scale proportions. And how, when climatic emergencies and digital applications imprint on ways of living and working, we are increasingly called upon to discuss the best tools for building a spatially, technologically, and culturally sustainable dimension
The intelligent evolution of networks and the advancement of nodes, as analysed in the editorial by Giulio De Carli, Co-founder and Managing Partner of One Works and Scientific Director of DomusAir, has the potential to guide us toward a realm of urban development that necessitates recognition and adept management, avoiding the complications of systems “that tend not to talk to each other, generating waste and preserving dangerous autonomies.” Thus, the concept of “networking” gains prominence: it involves the distribution and safeguarding of resources in a project for buildings and building systems. Work on the dimensions of a project can only lead to a correct measure in the occupation of land. If we entertain the possibility of designing a building akin to a city – because, despite every complexity and complication, an airport is still a building – then we can design our future cities as a building, with each element functioning in harmonious unison.
Walter Mariotti on Designing a Community of Destiny | Veerle Coussee and Jornver Beeck – KPMG – on Sustainable Cities and Urban Planning | Paola Pucci – Politecnico di Milano – on Electric Vehicles | Emmanuel Becker – Equinix – on Data Center | Juan Alayo – IE School of Architecture & Design Madrid – on Dense Cities | Domenico Santini – One Works – on Riga’s intermodal hub and Holistic Connectons | Køge Nord station by Cobe | Ana Cecilia Paez – One Works – on the Masterplan for Mykolaïv | Erion Veliaj on Tirana’s sustainable revolution | Giulio De Carli on Culture of Networks | …and so much more.
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