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domus: iPad edition 961/September 2012, is n available as a free download.

Gideon Fink Shapiro visits two new libraries designed by David Adjaye as agents of social change within a peripheral neighbourhood of Washington, DC.

In a special multimedia feature, Federico Nicolao travels to Otro, a “skateable sculpture” by artist Koo Jeong-A that leads a double life: by day it is a open-air theatre for young people to show off their moves, by night it is a phosphorescent “artist’s lair” immersed in the landscape of Vassivière Island.

Accompanied by photographers

Stefano Graziani, Bas Princen and Giovanna Silva, a group of architects led by baukuh investigates the River Nile as a 900km-long city, and outlines possible strategies for intervention in a rural, urban, traditional—and (recently) revolutionary—region. In Bangkok,

As the exhibition Notes from the Archive continues its world tour, Fabrizio Gallanti, Anthony Vidler and Mirko Zardini discuss the lasting legacy of James Stirling and what it means to stage an architecture exhibition today. Meanwhile, Beppe Finessi remembers Angelo Mangiarotti, a pioneering visionary of Italian architecture who passed away on 30 June.

All(zone), a Bangkok-based design collective founded by Rachaporn Choochuey, Sorawit Klaimark, Isara Junpoldee, Tharit Tossanaitada and Wittida Payomyong, embraces the chaos of metropolitan street life with a new design for an open-air market. On the occasion of the Venice Architecture Biennale, David Neustein investigates the oblique connections linking the controversial expansion of MCA Sydney, a wealthy benefactor and the competition for a new Australian pavilion in the Giardini.

Also in the September issue of domus for iPad:
16 years after it was published in domus, Luigi Spinelli revisits Zvi Hecker‘s Jewish School in Berlin, which still today has to be guarded round the clock and has over time witnessed the addition of a series of protection fences and security devices.

Legendary design manufacturer Moroso celebrates its 60th anniversary with a luscious exhibition of “metamorphoses” enacted by Martino Gamper on its most famous pieces at Milan’s HangarBicocca.

Davide Ponzini asks: are photographers the new architecture critics?

domus for iPad is an iOS-native app that can be freely downloaded from the Apple Newsstand. The first issue (September 2012) is available for free download; subscriptions and single-issue purchases will be available from early October.

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