david chipperfield has been announced as the new guest editor of domus magazine for the year 2020. following michele de lucchi and winy maas, chipperfield will be the third architect of the editorial project dubbed 10 x 10 x 10, where 10 architects of international fame will take turns at the helm for the duration of 10 monthly issues — accompanying the magazine in the 10 years leading to its 100th anniversary. sir david chipperfield, who has offices in london, berlin, milan, and shanghai, is recognized the world over as one of the most eminent figures in contemporary architecture.

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‘we need to offer worlds in which the considerations of community are better represented, and high-quality living conditions are regarded as a right,’ says chipperfield in his manifesto of intent, which will be delivered in large format along with a monograph dedicated to him as supplements to the domus december 2019 issue. ‘the solutions cannot be found in a single project. meaningful paths are set further upstream in the process long before we take on our individual tasks. it is only by acting collectively that we will find our voice in those critical conversations. the brutal energy of investment and growth can only be countered with vision, so we need to offer a vision.’

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social issues and the environment are two aspects that form the backbone of chipperfield’s design thinking. interviewed in december’s monograph by walter mariotti, he mentions societal inequality, environmental sustainability, and the rehabilitation of the importance of community as the three big challenges of our time. the need for action and the opportunity to change are two parallel tracks that will be traveled while still maintaining faith in the incomparable physical power of architecture and the authority of aesthetic beauty.

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‘we are honored to host david chipperfield and share an entire year of his career and our life at domus,’ says maria giovanna mazzocchi, the president of editoriale domus. ‘what we have undertaken is a long and demanding voyage, an ambitious challenge that is complex, but in our opinion absolutely unavoidable. in order to face the profound changes underway, there is a need for a vision, a perspective. with each changing year, domus is committed to offering the public a unique, diverse and original viewpoint. the arrival of david chipperfield confirms the magazine’s capacity for renewal by honoring its promise to attract, now as in the past, the most talented exponents of international design and architecture.’

david chipperfield to be domus magazine's guest editor in 2020



the ten issues guest-edited by chipperfield will each feature a cover by the german artist and photographer thomas demand. the architectural project at the heart of each issue will be captured by iwan baan, the photographer behind major urban reportages of recent years. meanwhile, jasper morrison, one of the world’s most respected designers, will lead the magazine’s design section. in addition, a portrait by british artist humphrey ocean, will be featured across the spines of the ten magazines. the first issue of domus 2020 by david chipperfield will be available in early january.