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  • Lunch with Martti

    Lunch with Martti

    Martti Kalliala (b. 1980) is among Finland’s most versatile and independent architects of the young generation. He is an internationally interesting iconoclast, known for his theoretical and controversial designs, symposiums, installations and exhibitions – as well as techno music. Currently he is analysing the proposals for the Guggenheim Helsinki architecture ... Read More »
  • Pallasmaa Makes a Return to Italy

    Pallasmaa Makes a Return to Italy

    Juhani Pallasmaa, the well-known Finnish architect and theorist, highly-regarded in international circles partly for his long term of service on the jury that assigns the Pritzker Prize, visited as a guest speaker and protagonist at a series of three conferences in Italy in March. The conferences gave Pallasmaa the ideal ... Read More »

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Finnish expertise shortlisted for the A+ Awards 2015: vote for your favourites now

Mika Huisman's fabulous photos of the Seinäjoki Library (JKMM Architects, 2012) compete in the Architecture +Photography & Video category.

Architizer global online platform for architects and architecture has announced its shortlist for the A+ Awards 2015. Mika Huisman’s stunning photographs of the Seinäjoki Library (JKMM Architects, 2012) compete in the Architecture +Photography & Video category; and ALA Architects‘ renovation and extension design for the Kuopio City Theatre competes in the Hall / Theatre typology category. The public voting period ... Read More »

Lunch with Martti

Ultimate Exit, multimedia work, screen capture (Martti Kalliala and Daniel Keller 2014–15).

Martti Kalliala (b. 1980) is among Finland’s most versatile and independent architects of the young generation. He is an internationally interesting iconoclast, known for his theoretical and controversial designs, symposiums, installations and exhibitions – as well as techno music. Currently he is analysing the proposals for the Guggenheim Helsinki architecture competition as part of an exhibition the Guggenheim will hold ... Read More »

“Architecture is a reflection of our memory.” Video of the Alvar Aalto Medalists’ Award Speech now online

Enrique Sobejano and Fuensanta Nieto receive the Alvar Aalto Medal in Helsinki on 3 February, 2015. Photo: Juho Haavisto / MFA.

The highly regarded Alvar Aalto Medal was awared to Spanish architects Enrique Sobejano and Fuensanta Nieto in Helsinki on 3 February, 2015. The award ceremony was the highlight of the Architecture Day festivities commemorating Aalto’s birthday. Architecture Information Centre Finland is proud to announce that the video recording of the Award Speeches by the esteemed architects is now available on ... Read More »

Open lecture course on the history of Finnish architecture starts at MFA

Kuva: Nea Ilmevalta

The Museum of Finnish Architecture and Aalto University, Department of Architecture, invite you to come and learn about the history of Finnish architecture with architect, lecturer Netta Böök at their free but intensive 2-week course starting at the museum (Kasarmikatu 24, Helsinki) on Monday 16th March, 2015, at 16:15. The English-speaking lectures provide an introduction to the special features of ... Read More »

Joyful glimpse of Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects’ portfolio at MFA

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In March, the small gallery at the Museum of Finnish Architecture showcases the long and triumphant career of Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects, rightfully regarded as one of the internationally most topical Finnish architectural practice at the moment. The exhibition is titled From Competition to Implementation – Projects 1982–2015 and it does exactly what it says on the tin: reminds of ... Read More »

OOPEAA’s Suvela Chapel starts on site

Facade of the Suvela chapel / OOPEAA.

The Espoo Lutheran Church has announced that work on the new chapel in Suvela, Espoo will start this spring. The chapel is designed by OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture and it is planned to open in 2016. The multi-purpose building has a gross floor area of 2.500 m² and it will serve more than 20.000 inhabitants in the area and ... Read More »

Europan 13 launched: Finnish competition sites in Espoo, Seinäjoki and Jyväskylä

Kortepohja competition area in Jyväskylä.

The 13th season of Europan architectural competitions is now open and offers three exciting competition areas in Finland for young professionals of the architectural and urban design. The generic theme is The Adaptable City 2 with three specific topics: Welfare State versus Self-organization; Segregation versus Sharing; and Object versus Project (process). The three competition areas for the Europan 13 in ... Read More »

Re-modelled gem of Finnish Art Nouveau at the Architecture on Screen film festival in New York

View towards the west end of the Finnish Pavilion at the Universal Exposition in Paris, 1900. Image by courtesy of Lily Diáz-Kommonen.

The Finnish Pavilion at the Universal Exposition in Paris, 1900, will resurrect itself on film as the Center for Architecture in New York will screen an 8-minute virtual reconstruction and documentary of the pavilion at the sixth annual Architecture on Screen festival on Friday, 27th February, 2015. The legendary pavilion was designed by the key team of Finnish Art Nouveau: ... Read More »

Phantom Pain: On healing from terrorism with architecture

Phantom Pain, sketches. Illustration: Kaleidoscope.

Emmi Keskisarja and Miia-Liina Tommila are two young Finnish architects whose Finnish-Norwegian team Kaleidoscope won the Europan 12 competition in Asker, Norway, in December 2013. Finnisharchitecture.fi presented their competition entry in our Close-Up article, but now we meet them again. We interviewed Emmi Keskisarja and Miia-Liina Tommila about their new, compelling but challenging project which they did together with Tone ... Read More »