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  • Johanna Hurme’s 5468796 Architecture wins Future Project of the Year 2014

    Johanna Hurme’s 5468796 Architecture wins Future Project of the Year 2014

    Architect Johanna Hurme, principal of the Winnipeg-based architecture studio 5468796 Architecture has been awarded the prestigious Future Project of the Year Award at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore on 3rd October 2014. Ms. Hurme (b. 1975 in Helsinki, Finland) studied architecture at University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture in Winnipeg, Canada. She received her B.Arch. degree ... Read More »
  • Nordic ID exhibition toured to Latvian Museum of Architecture

    Nordic ID exhibition toured to Latvian Museum of Architecture

    Nordic ID – Contemporary Nordic Architecture is an exhibition which was first produced by Project Baltia for the 3rd Moscow Architecture Biennale in 2012. The exhibition showcases selected projects from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Norway – five projects from each country – that somehow express contemporary regional identity. The 25 Nordic IDs have now been ... Read More »
  • Images from a vanishing factory

    Images from a vanishing factory

    The Centre for Creative Photography, based in Jyväskylä, has for already 25 years promoted photography and the networking of photographers both in Finland and internationally. The anniversary exhibition presents five photographers’ interpretations of the significance of a paper industry area in Tourujoki in Jyväskylä and its transformation into a new ... Read More »
  • Paimio Sanatorium receives a significant Getty grant for conservation

    Paimio Sanatorium receives a significant Getty grant for conservation

    Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Sanatorium (1933) is among the ten modern buildings selected to receive funding under the philantrophic grant initiative Keeping It Modern by The Getty Foundation in Los Angeles. According the Alvar Aalto Foundation press release, the architectural conservation grant of $180,000 will be used for a comprehensive conservation management plan – ... Read More »
  • The User – a Thousand-Headed Monster?

    The User – a Thousand-Headed Monster?

    Antti Pirinen, who recently finished his doctor of arts degree at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, His dissertation entitled Dwelling as Product: Perspectives on Housing, Users and the Expansion of Design (Aalto ARTS Books 2014) argued that dwelling increasingly resembles other industrial products and as such, should be approached as a composite adaptive product embedded ... Read More »