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  • 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 »
  • Winy Maas at Wickberg Lectures 2014: Never Stop!

    Winy Maas at Wickberg Lectures 2014: Never Stop!

    “The Helsinki Guggenheim competition is insane!”, wailed Winy Maas when showing his calculations of jury duty with 1,715 entries and an exceptionally tight schedule. Maas, the director and founding partner of the epic MVRDV office, made his keynote speech at the 10th Nils Erik Wickberg Lectures at Dipoli, Espoo. Addressing a full house, he roused the audience with ... Read More »
  • Suomi Seven: young and new architecture exhibited at DAM Frankfurt

    Suomi Seven: young and new architecture exhibited at DAM Frankfurt

    Finland is the guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014. As a parallel event of the world’s most important literature event, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) has co-produced an architecture exhibition with the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Architecture Information Centre Finland. Suomi Seven. Emerging Architects from Finland introduces a full line-up of ... 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 »
  • Finnish Architecture: How Should We Call It?

    Finnish Architecture: How Should We Call It?

    Marina Bermejo, a student of architecture from Spain, spent an academic year as an exchange student at the Oulu University, Faculty of Architecture recently. As a part of her studies, she explored the meaning of cultural significance as defined in the Madrid Document 2011 in terms of contemporary Finnish architecture. This article is an excerpt of her essay ... Read More »
  • My Kuopio workshop at ANTI festival 24–25 September 2014

    My Kuopio workshop at ANTI festival 24–25 September 2014

    The ANTI Contemporary Art Festival celebrates its 13th festival autumn in Kuopio, Finland. This year, the focus is on children and teenagers, both as an artistic theme and as active participants in the production. The international art festival presenting live, sonic, visual and text-based art is recognised for site-specific works made for public space. The abundant ... Read More »