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The openness conveyed by the light, form and texture of Finland’s libraries is pivotal to the country’s identity and social consolidation
Hides of industry: Johansen Skovsted, DenmarkSubscription
Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter are increasingly drawn to post-industrial rural sites where they can deploy wider regeneration initiatives
The courtrooms occupy the upper storey up to the roofline, giving these spaces impressive volume
Revisit: Lewerentz’s St Peter’sSubscription
Overlooked by the AR at the time of its completion, the enigmatic internal landscape of Sigurd Lewerentz’s masterpiece in Klippan still carries power and meaning in every brick
AR House 2018 Commended: made of stackable units providing living space for up to three months, this modular, portable and temporary housing system suggests new possibilities for superior forms of emergency shelter
CF Møller’s Storstrøm Prison, on the Danish island of Falster, is intended to make the facility less institutional and more like a village community
This jail is currently under construction outside Nuuk, in one of the world’s most dramatic locations for such a facility
Buildings for elephants necessarily curtail the inhabitants’ freedom, as they usually roam around six miles a day across the savannah. However, these animals are also accustomed to a certain degree of warmth and dryness, and so when transplanted to colder climes they need a roof over their heads. This problem was addressed by Virgilio Cestari, who created a fantastic Hindu temple for the elephants at Buenos Aires Zoo in 1904, and more recently by Hugh Casson, who completed the corduroy ...
The thatched visitor centre in the wetlands of Jutland celebrates rich ecological habitat with a contemporary aesthetic
AR New into Old Highly Commended: Wingårdhs’ conversion and extension of a train depot into a bustling food market sets a precedent for the transformation of Malmö’s industrial docks