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  • Short film tribute to Aarno Ruusuvuori

    Short film tribute to Aarno Ruusuvuori

    Wednesday, the 14th of January 2015, marks the 90th anniversary of one the greatest Finnish modernists, architect Aarno Ruusuvuori (1925–1992). He is best known for his powerful works in concrete minimalism, but his long and esteemed career also entailed highly influential positions in several key institutions of Finnish architecture. Architect ... Read More »
  • Alvar Aalto Researchers’ Network meet at Rovaniemi 16–18 Feb 2015

    Alvar Aalto Researchers’ Network meet at Rovaniemi 16–18 Feb 2015

    The Alvar Aalto Researchers Network meets up between 16–18 February, 2015 in Rovaniemi, Finland. The event titled Aalto beyond Finland: Architecture and Design is second in the network’s history and will discuss up-to-date research on Aalto’s influence abroad and his international legacy. Keynote speakers include esteemed scholars such as Demetri Porphyrios, Rasmus Wærn and Peter Blundell Jones. The programme ... Read More »
  • “Ovation for a Finnish reprise”, says A10’s newest cover

    “Ovation for a Finnish reprise”, says A10’s newest cover

    The cross-european architecture magazine A10 seems to be impressed by the restoration and extension of Kuopio City Theatre by ALA Architects. The project has made it to the cover of A10’s newest issue #61/2015. The review is written by A10’s long-term Finnish correspondent, architect Tarja Nurmi. Further project information is ... Read More »

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Finnish school architecture and lecture event about the Pietiläs at Museo Oteiza, Navarro

Verstas Architects. Kirkkojärvi School, Espoo (2010). Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo.

The Oteiza Museum in Alzuza, Navarro (Spain) is hosting the travelling exhibition about contemporary Finnish school architecture. The Best School in the World exhibition, which has originally been curated by the Museum of Finnish Architecture, is open until 8th of February, 2015. As a parallel event, Dr. Moisés Royo will lecture about Reima and Raili Pietilä and their notorious Dipoli ... Read More »

Supernatural, amazing, fabulous

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LUX Helsinki is a five-day festival of light taking place in the Helsinki centre during 4–8 January 2015. Architect Anne Tervo paid a visit to the festival and tells about her impressions. Supernatural, amazing, fabulous On Sunday evenings it’s normally quiet in the centre of Helsinki. Presently, however, there are people milling around as if it was a May Day ... Read More »

Alvar Aalto Researchers’ Network meet at Rovaniemi 16–18 Feb 2015

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The Alvar Aalto Researchers Network meets up between 16–18 February, 2015 in Rovaniemi, Finland. The event titled Aalto beyond Finland: Architecture and Design is second in the network’s history and will discuss up-to-date research on Aalto’s influence abroad and his international legacy. Keynote speakers include esteemed scholars such as Demetri Porphyrios, Rasmus Wærn and Peter Blundell Jones. The programme for the event has now been announced. Please consult the Alvar ... Read More »

Nominees for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 announced

House Riihi by Oopeaa / Anssi Lassila. Photo: Jussi Tiainen.

Finnish architecture is in a fine company among the nominees for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the list of 420 projects five of which are located in Finland and one of which is designed by Finnish architects to Warsaw, Poland. Nominees in/from Finland Renovation and Extension ... Read More »

K2S in Form Magazine 5/2014

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One of the oldest design magazines in the world, Swedish Form, features K2S Architects in its 5/2014 issue. Form’s managing editor Salka Hallström Bornold has interviewed the Finnish trio Mikko Summanen, Kimmo Lintula and Niko Sirola and she writes enthusiastically about their energetic, noncomformist office in Helsinki. K2S prefers not to be in the public eye, but their architecture certainly is. — Salka Hallström Bornold, “Mikko, Niko ... Read More »