architecture magazine – Issue 1 2023
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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.
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.
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.