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  • Phantom Pain: On healing from terrorism with architecture

    Phantom Pain: On healing from terrorism with architecture

    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, ... Read More »
  • The Finnish Architecture Navigator launched

    The Finnish Architecture Navigator launched

    Architecture Information Centre Finland (Arkkitehtuurin tiedotuskeskus) opens a new information and location service Finnish Architecture Navigator to mark the Architecture Day 2015 on Alvar Aalto’s birthday 3rd February. The site navi.finnisharchitecture.fi contains photographs, drawings, location information and key facts about selected projects designed by Finnish architects around the world. The ... Read More »

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The renovated Didrichsen Art Museum is flourishing in Revell’s architecture

The Didrichsen Art Museum, 2014. Photo: Rauno Träskelin.

The Didrichsen Art Museum in Helsinki has turned a new leaf. After repair and alteration works the museum reopened with an Edvard Munch exhibition. Paula Holmila writes about the renovated museum in the newest Finnish Architectural Review 6/2014. A Thriving Private Museum Paula Holmila The Didrichsen Art Museum has reopened after extensive refurbishment that aimed to make the museum more ... Read More »

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

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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 available at ALA Architects’ office website. Further information about A10: ... Read More »

A daydreamer’s dream: Kaisa House by AOA featured at AR

Kaisa House, Helsinki University main library , Helsinki. Anttinen Oiva Architects, 2012. Photo: Archinfo /AV.

The Architectural Review has visited the new Kaisa House, students’ library of the University of Helsinki, designed by Anttinen Oiva Architects. Tom Wilkinson’s perceptive and competent critique explores the building and discusses the city of Helsinki where “the wonderful Aalto and the lamentable Holl have both built weirdly” and where “the Finns may soon get what they really don’t want ... Read More »

ALA’s Juho Grönholm interviewed at Architizer

Kilden Performing Arts Centre in Kristiansand, Norway (ALA Architects 2012). Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo.

Architizer has had a quick and witty word with architect Juho Grönholm, one of the founding partners of ALA Architects. ALA won Architizer’s Jury Award for the Theaters & Performing Arts Centers category with Kilden in 2014. Read more about Juho’s thoughts on “Famous Finns and Finding Inspiration in Kindergarten” at architizer.com/blog/aaward-winner-qa-juho-gronholm-on-emotion-kindergarten-inspirations-and-alas-dream-client. Read More »

Short film tribute to Aarno Ruusuvuori

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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 Helmi Kajaste pays homage to Ruusuvuori’s architecture with her short ... Read More »