Here’s another good architecture magazine that requires a non-subscriber to visit a library, though it looks like they’ve got a pretty nice iPad app.
Arquine 61 | Public space, space enabled – quarterly magazine focuses on the architecture of Mexico and Latin America, but includes projects from around the world. I looked at #61 from August 2012. The issue heading on the actual magazine reads “Public Space, Activated Space” but either way you read it this issue has lots of intriguing projects, each with plenty of color photos and with scaled plans. Here are a few that caught my eye, with links and images from the architects’ websites:
Miyashita Park (Tokyo; Atelier Bow-Wow) – leafy walks and recreation in the middle of urban train and car traffic
Monument for the Battle of Puebla (Puebla, Mexico; TEN Arquitectos/Enrique Norten) – undulating wood, many levels
Lion’s Park Playscape (Greensboro, AL; Rural Studio) – fun with 55-gallon galvanized drums (check the magazine for more photos)