architecture magazine – Issue 1 2023

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Photo: Miguel de Guzman

Space for creativity & recovery

Architect: Fria Folket, photo Hanna Michelson
A solitary recreational building stands in the middle of a sloping glade, surrounded by boulders and forest, the cuboid box nestling into its natural setting on the east coast of America.

The gramophone works London
The Cederhusen building

Changing library roles

Architect: Studio Weave, photo Jim Stephenson

In recent years, two newly built libraries have challenged the function of the traditional institution. These are individual creations that still maintain a relationship with existing architecture. Treat examples from recent years are Lea Bridge Library on the outskirts of London and Pingtan Book House in the Chinese province of Hunan. They represent libraries that reflect the demand for new meeting places and the willingness to adapt to new times.


The Natural Pavilion

Olympic facility with smart solutions

Architect: Nikken Sekkei,  photo Harunori Noda/Gankosha

When Nikken Sekkei Design was commissioned by the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo to design a facility for ceremonies, athletes and the media, the brief was rather unusual. 40,000 timber components would be borrowed from local regions all over Japan.