Issue 28

S/S 2020

An entire issue inspired by the SUN! On the cover: A flaming ball of fire conceived by creative masterminds Willo Perron and David Black. Inside: architecture historian Beatriz Colomina discusses sunlight, architecture, and illness; meditations on L.A.’s iconic Bonaventure Hotel by Fiona Alison Duncan with a visual portfolio shot by Torso; 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.

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Issue 28

S/S 2020


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


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.