• Studio Puisto’s Dream Hotel at the Romanian Design Week 2016

    Studio Puisto’s Dream Hotel at the Romanian Design Week 2016

    The 4th Romanian Design Week takes place in Bucharest between 21 May and 5 June, 2016. This year, the exhibition discusses liveable cites and new ways of planning with special focus on the Nordic countries. The Uusi Kaupunki (New Urban) collective, which is composed of 14 young Finnish architectural firms, represents Finland with the ... Read More »

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The Finnish Architectural Review 2/2016: New ideas for an agile information centre

Hanna Harris, Director of the Architecture Information Centre Finland. Photo: Niclas Mäkelä.

By courtesy of the Finnish Architectural Review (Arkkitehti), we are proud to re-publish Paula Holmila’s recent interview with Hanna Harris, the new director of the Architecture Information Centre Finland. New ideas for an agile information centre The Architecture Information Centre Finland was established three years ago to promote knowledge about Finnish architecture both nationally and abroad. During these first years the ... Read More »

Meet the Finnish Makers of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Rainer Mahlamäki

Meet the Makers video interviews Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 logo

Architecture Information Centre Finland continues the Meet the Makers video interviews with Rainer Mahlamäki, professor, architect SAFA. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects is one of the In Focus projects of the Nordic pavilion exhibition “In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face”. Finland at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Meet the Makers video series Interview – Anni Vartola Camera, Editing ... Read More »

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Finnish pavilion in Venice

Building the Finnish Pavilion for the Venice Biennale in 1956. © Museum of Finnish Architecture.

This summer marks not only the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice but the 60th anniversary of the Finnish pavilion. The pavilion was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1955–56 with the intention that it could be dismantled and stored away in-between the biennales. Because of some mishaps during the construction of the prefabricated wooden wall and roof units, this idea never realised. By courtesy of ... Read More »

Alvar Aalto Academy’s Spring Lecture on Richard Neutra


Alvar Aalto Academy invites to attend a public lecture about architect Richard Neutra (1892–1970) on Wednesday 25 May, 2016, at 16:00 in the Sähkötalo auditorium in Helsinki. Sarah Lorenzen, architect AIA and Director of the Neutra VDL Research House, discusses the influential and multifaceted career of this Austrian-American architect. The lecture will be held in English and admission is free of charge. Sähkötalo auditorium, Runeberginkatu 1 A, Helsinki ... Read More »

The newest issue of Bauwelt showcases the new Helsinki

Bauwelt 18/2016 features Helsinki. Photo: Aino Salmi

The well-known German-language architecture magazine Bauwelt examines the urban transformation of Helsinki. The theme issue 18/2016 examines the rapidly developing urban areas of Arabianranta, Jätkäsaari and Kalasatama and talks with architect Mikko Aho, Director of Planning at the Helsinki City Planning Department. In addition, the magazine presents the cutting-edge WoodCity and the Low2No developments and two innovative housing projects: the Tila open-building pilot project by Talli Architects and the Helsingin Malta co-housing project by ARK-house ... Read More »