ABITARE / INSTRUCTIONS AND MANUALS


Reveal the secrets behind the designs.
Beginning with the September 2007 issue, Salottobuono is editing the section "Instructions and Manuals" inside the completely renovated edition of the italian architecture and design review "Abitare".
We are redrawing the plans, sections, diagrams, distribution charts and construction details of the projects published inside the magazine, in order to provide readers with an immediately understandable visual tool. These pages don’t only offer a selection of technical and design information (how the projects were designed, built and organized; which technologies were involved) but enrich the context with associations derived from form, function and the environment.
The manuals break down the designs into their basic elements and focus on aspects integrated in the initial presentation, to help with better understanding.




Since April 2007 Abitare is also distributed in the main cities of the People's Republica of China, with a properly translated edition of our "Instructions and Manuals". As an example, you can look at some of them clicking on the little chinese flag () when appearing on the list below.




This is the complete list of the Instructions we drew to date.



Abitare 496 (10/2009):

Abitare 495 (09/2009):

Abitare 494 (07-08/2009):

    › Casa Garibaldi
    › Lonate Ceppino (DAP Studio)
    › Lovere ( G.Pesce/A.Mendini )


Abitare 493 (06/2009):


Abitare 492 (05/2009):

    Chihuahua (Productora)
    › John Lewis Departement Store (FOA)
    › Casa-Museo Barragàn (Luis Barragàn)


Abitare 491 (04/2009):


Abitare 490 (03/2009):

    › Kindergarten ana Nursery (Giancarlo de Carlo associati)
    › Inner city arts (Michael Maltzan Architecture)
    › Colegio Gerardo Molina (Giancarlo Mazzanti arquitectos)


Abitare 489 (02/2009):


Abitare 488 (12/2008 + 01/2009):


Abitare 487 (11/2008):



Abitare 486 (10/2008):


Abitare 485 (09/2008):

    › Villa Noailles (Robert Mallet-Stevens)
    › Concrete Tables (Martin Szekely)
    › MTN Dwellings (BIG)
    › RIM Tower (Taketo Shimohigoshi)


Abitare 484 (07-08/2008):

    › Parco Benjamin (Cino Zucchi Architetti)
    › Design e potere (Pierre Paulin)


Abitare 482 (05/2008):

    › España Library (Giancarlo Mazzanti)
    › Orquideorama (JPRCR + Plan B)
    › Upteam Holding headquarters (Corvino+Multari)
    › Monocoque, Cartesian Wax, Subterrain, Raycounting (Neri Oxman)


Abitare 481 (04/2008):

    › Abitare Milan (Aldo Cibic & Partners) + Abitare China (Archea)
    › Penthouse in Milan (Sonia Calzoni)
    › Design Talks
    › CaixaForum (Herzog & de Meuron)


Abitare 480 (03/2008):

    › A journey with Enzo Mari
    › Single portaledge (Billy Westbay and Billy Hawkins)
    › La Lampe dans l'Horloge + La colonne cassée (Nairy Baghramian)
    › "The way things go" (Peter Fischli & David Weiss)
    › Gymnasium 46° 09' N / 16° 50' E (Studio UP)
    › New Museum (SANAA)


Abitare 479 (02/2008):


Abitare 478 (12/2007 + 01/2008):

    › Lamp + Table "Rizière" (Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec)
    › NYU Department of Philosophy (Steven Holl Architects)
    › Boxhome (Sami Rintala)


Abitare 477 (11/2007):

    › Pavilion for Nestlé (Rojkind Arquitectos)
    › Casa Figini (Luigi Figini)
    › AnAn – Noodle bar (Hosoya Schaefer Architects)
    › Diane von Fürstenberg Headquarters (WORKac)
    › Bel Air – Air purifier (Mathieu Lehanneur)
    › Solar Tree (Ross Lovegrove)


Abitare 476 (10/2007):

    › Myto (Konstantin Grcic) + Canasta collection (Patricia Urquiola)
    › K-Clinic (Koji Kawaguchi)
    › Wolf House (Juan Carlos Heijboer)
    › Biblioteca Sant'Elena e Costantino (Italo Rota)


Abitare 475 (09/2007):

    › Spidernethewood (R&Sie(n))
    › Helios House (Office dA + Johnston Marklee)
    › Video dress / Airborne collection (Hussein Chalayan)
    › Lilas, Serpentine pavillion (Zaha Hadid)
    › Coffee Bike (Tom Ritchey)