This issue offers a survey on the architecture of hotels presenting a Boutique hotel in London and a hostel-hotel in Barcelona, the top floor of the Tel Aviv Carlton Hotel and its rooftop restaurant.
Two articles show new renovation inside old buildings in very old areas: the renovation of Baroque buildings in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and an old Arab house in Jaffa, Israel, the question being whether the intersecting of modern architecture in old fabric updates it or shows the wide gap between modern sterility and the depth and warmth of the past?
The Issa shrine in Japan, is a small pavilion which is taken apart every twenty years and reassembled in a different place nearby, this ritual is ongoing since hundreds of years; as a result the small building is both ancient and new.
In a series of articles about environmental, ecological and sustainable building and design, number 28 presents an unusual refuge hut in the Swiss Alps, a simple self-built house on a lake, Brockhole visitor centre in Preston, England, also almost floating on a lake and an electric motorcycle built entirely of organic substances. A very interesting landscape planning on a large scale of a wastewater treatment plant in Alcantara valley, near Lisbon, completes the section.
Finally some examples of architecture for physically disabled people: a sports center for extreme-sports activities for disabled children and adults and a holiday home for physically disabled children.