DOMa is a new magazine for contemporary architecture at the Top of Design at the 2021 European Design Awards. Published three times a year and focusing on process rather than outcome, it presents works curated by their respective architects, from the initial idea to the final image. In the process of revealing their way of thinking and working, the invited architects share drawings, plans, photographs, collages, models and other visual material from the design process –as well as other references from the realm of the arts- that have influenced their work.
The Award Winning Design Concept at the 2021 European Design Awards
Each issue’s cover depicts the footprints of the works presented, printed with black ink on colored paper, that differs in every issue. The cover contains no text, in order to direct the reader’s attention to the works themselves; even the logo is almost invisible since it is not printed but embossed on the cover’s top left corner.
The image of the footprint is a metaphor for the magazine’s concept. Every footprint is the depiction of each building’s base, the surface that touches the ground but is rarely perceptible. Similarly, this reflects the idea behind DOMa; it highlights the story of each project, not the moment of its completion.
On Issue 04:
- Nuno Brandão Costa revisits the layout, the architecture and the public space of
São João de Deus social housing complex
- AREA reveal the interplay between design variations and the islandic context of Salamis vacation house
- Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Neiheiser Argyros document the construction of the structural supports of The Tide and their trip from shop to site
- Fala present images and drawings of Suspended House, accompanied by guests' questions and photographs
- Piovenefabi retrace the story behind Metro Series, from the appropriation of the project for the Milan underground to the construction and exhibition of individual pieces