Lotus n. 171


Lotus is a quarterly Milanese architecture magazine. Since 1965 it has been a point of reference and an authoritative voice in the Italian and foreign architectural debate. 
Born in the 60s from an idea of Bruno Alfieri, over the decades it has met multiple managements and publishers, also passing through Mondadori, to then return from the early 2000s into the hands of the newborn "Editoriale Lotus", which deals specifically with this publication and follows the editorial line directly.

We selected it with curiosity after reading its long history and discovering the vital need for this magazine to carve out a space for not being one of the many publishing meteorites in its sector. The editorial team is fully successful in its intent, remaining today a periodical product with very few advertising spaces and extremely specialized content. 

Lotus is in fact an architecture magazine that is only partially technical, whose main vocation is the sector debate in the world of architecture. It is set up as a multi-voiced forum, with interventions and interviews in which different and authoritative voices discuss how this discipline and the works it creates mutate and interpret changes in society. It does so with timing, elegance and extreme attention to current events.

ISSUE 171 - People: Architecture

This issue is dedicated to people and human elegance. Dance is the common thread of this edition, recalled several times in the architectural works represented inside. Inside he discusses how architectural creations can be elegant places like the human body that can stimulate happiness and interaction between people. 

Among others, we talk about the Morandi bridge, Pina Bausch, the expansion of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the song Jerusalmena and how it has combined public spaces all over the world in flash mobs, how the new Bocconi Campus fits in. in the Milanese urban context and many other insights. 

Content List:

Pina Bausch
Wim Wenders, Dear Pina
Kazuo Sejima + Ryue Nishzawa / SANAA
Zollverein School of Management and design, Essen, Germany, 2006 
Performing Arts Center
Steven Holl Architects 
The Reach, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C., 2012-2019
Steven Holl Architects / Jessica lang Dance 
Tesseracts of Time - A Dance for Architecture, 2015
The dance on the lattice / Dancing on the Lattice 
Sou Fujimoto, Serpentine GAllery Pavilion, London, 2013 
Ananya Jahanara Kabir 
How Jerusalema Went Global / How Jerusalema Went Global 
Dimitris Papaioannou, 2, Nowhere, Since She 
Virgilio Sieni, Atlas of gesture, Last supper 
Pierluigi Nicolin
Ladies on the Bench: Notes on Distancing 
Wayne McGregor, Olafur Eliasson, Jamie xx
Tree of Codes, Opera House, Manchester, 2015
Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Ai Weiwei
Hansel & Gretel. Park Avenue Armory, New York, 2017
Diller Scofidio + Renfro, David Lang
The Mile-Long Opera, High line, New York, 2018
Tell her Scofidio + Renfro
Us Olympic and Paralympic Museum
Southwest Downtown Colorado Springs, 2014-20
Elisabeth Diller, RoseLee Goldberg
Bocconi Campus
Kazuo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA
New Urban CAmpus for Bocconi University
Milan, Italy, 2012-19
Plan van Eyck
Aldo Van Eyck, Playgrounds
Toshiko Mori
Toshiko Mori Architect
Fass School and Teacher's Residence
Fass, Senegal, 2019
SelgasCano + helloeverything
Kibera Hamlets
Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya, 2015-16
El Equipo Mazzanti
Preescolares del Atlántico
Atlántico, Colombia, 2016
Isaac Asimov
Who knows how they enjoyed themselves! / The Fun They Had
Rural Urban Framework
Ger Innovation Hub
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2018-20
Language: Italian and English (full translation in both languages)
Dimensions: 28x28 cm
Pages: 130