An entire issue inspired by the sun! On the cover: A glimpse of the L.A.’s iconic Bonaventure Hotel, photographed by Torso. Inside: architecture historian Beatriz Colomina discusses sunlight, architecture, and illness; a visual meditation on the sun by Willo Perron and David Black; a sunbook special with reflections on melting Modernism, tanning beds, heart-shaped resorts, nudist utopias, architectural sunsets, and a forecast of tomorrow’s sunglasses by Common Accounts; An obsessive sunflower portfolio by Pim Top; a trip to Provence with style maven Clémande Burgevin Blachman; Nerea Calvillo on pollen, particles, and pollution; an ode to shadows featuring this season’s finest sofas, and architect Christian Wassmann’s manifesto of the sun.
Also in the issue:
This London-based design duo have perfected an absurdist realism that playfully questions the status quo. Now they’re ready to make a full-time splash.
Interview by Jeppe Ugelvig
Portraits by Davit Giorgadze
The Burkina Faso-born builder has had an exceptional rise. With two African parliament projects afoot, as well as his first major project in Germany, the Berlin-based luminary is as down-to-earth as ever.
Interview by Shumi Bose
Portraits by Paul Hutchison
Known for Gulf Futurism as much as historical fiction, this self-described time-traveler is a bonafide polymath. With her first ever public sculpture in the works, the Qatari-American artist is building her own multifaceted universe.
Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Portraits by Mathilde Agius
Having defined a signature language blending traditional and modern sensibilities, the Indian architect, and designer embraces a new free-flowing phase, forever inspired by the romance of air, water, and light.
Interview by Felix Burrichter
Portraits by Marlon Rueberg
AND: Enzo Mari through the eyes of Adam Charlap Hyman; Acne Studios’ new headquarters in a Brutalist former embassy; the narrative-centric design duo Green River Project; the late Gloria Kisch’s functional steel sculptures; Laura Welker and her love for the dollhouse; the new Sarasota Art Museum’s Paul Rudolph building; Rich Aybar Workshop’s debut rubber furniture collection; Mohamed Elshahed’s architectural guide to Modernism in Cairo; Tei Carpenter on philosophy, the future and fire hydrants; a children’s book by MOS architects; Valentina Cameranesi Sgroi’s delicate glassware; Amina Blacksher on robots and favelas; Nick DeMarco’s love of trash; Tatiana Bilbao’s new monograph; a series of interviews by Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen on the retail apocalypse featuring innovators of the shop typology, including SITE, Smiljan Radic, Dominique Gonzales Foerster, and Studio Anne Holtrop; and a revisionist history of Modernist lamps in Vienna; and so much more.