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Niijima Gakuen Junior College Hall & Chapel

Japanese architect Takaharu Tezuka
spent six months drawing the 56 metrelong ornamented panel that envelops Niijima Gakuen Junior College Hall & Chapel. The result is an imaginary forest walk where trees’ leaves and branches work their magic on the light in the space.

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FLOATING HOUSE OF CLT WALLS AND NO INSULATION

On the island of Hamburgö in Bohuslän perches a long wooden house that almost seems to float above the rolling granite boulders. The villa was designed by Per Tamsen and Beate Hølmebakk of Norwegian practice Manthey Kula.

HOW CAN PEOPLE’S ATTITUDE TO CONSUMPTION BE CHANGED?

Trä! caught up with Professor Lesley Lokko during her brief visit to
Sweden as keynote speaker at the Architecture Gala.