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Arkkitehtityöhuone APRT´s Spectator Stand and Multipurpose Building ‘Railo’ awarded Finlandia Prize for Architecture

Spectator Stand and Multipurpose Building Railo in Rovaniemi. Image Aaro Artto

The winner of the Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2016 selected by former Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen is the spectator stand and multipurpose building ‘Railo’ in the Sports Arena in Rovaniemi, northern Finland. Completed in 2015, the structure located near the city centre was designed by Arkkitehtityöhuone APRT Oy. The prize was received by the chief architect Aaro Artto at a …

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The Finnish Architectural Review 4/2016: Flexible home


The newest issue of the Finnish Architectural Review 4/2016 discusses diverse flexibility. Increasing the flexibility of living spaces is one of the current development objectives in housing. A flexible home adapts to various uses. In a blended family, the number of people using the home may vary on a daily basis and the need for space also changes during a …

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History of Finnish Architecture – Lecture Course on 5th–15th April


The lecture course History of Finnish Architecture is an introductory package of the history of Finnish architecture. The course is organised by the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in collaboration with the Museum of Finnish Architecture. The course leader is Netta Böök (architect M.Sc.) and the lectures will be held at the Museum of Finnish Architecture. Lectures …

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Redefining Luxury in Housing

Housing transformation, Saint-Nazaire, La Chesnaie. Lacaton & Vassal Architectes.

In his recent keynote lecture at the annual Architecture Day seminar, French architect Jean-Philippe Vassal of Lacaton & Vassal Architectes challenged the audience to rethink about the concept of luxury in housing. The following interview with him was originally published in Finnish in Arkkitehtiuutiset 2/2016. Architect Jean-Philippe Vassal gave a presentation at an Architecture Day seminar held in Helsinki on …

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Hollmén Reuter Sandman selected for the main exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

KWIECO Shelter House, (Moshi, Tanzania 2015). Hollmen Reuter Sandman Architects / Ukumbi NGO.

Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects have been invited to participate in the main exhibition at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy. There the office will present three community-based design projects: The Women’s Centre (Rufisque, Senegal, 2001), The KWIECO Women’s Shelter (Moshi, Tansania, 2015), and Learning Centre for garbage collector children (Cairo, Egypt, 2010, unbuilt). The 15th International Architecture Exhibition …

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Finnish architectural expertise recognized in Iran

Kouk Khleang Youth Center is located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Construction of the center was finished in January 2014. Photo by Susanna Alatalo.

The Finnish Komitu Architects have received an international Energy Globe Award for their youth center project in Cambodia. The award was presented in Tehran on 19 January 2016. The Kouk Khleang Youth Center designed and implemented by Komitu Architects was completed in January 2014. It is located on the outskirts of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. Local organizations and residents …

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Architecture Day Seminar: A Home for All

Transformation de la Tour Bois le Brêtre (2011) – Paris 17 – Druot, Lacaton & Vassal – Kuva: Philippe Ruault

Alvar Aalto´s birthday is annually honored with the traditional Architecture Day´s Seminar. This year´s seminar is entitled “A Home for All” and will focus on current challanges and recent perspectives on housing. The seminar will take place on Tuesday Feb 3, 2016, 3 pm – 7 pm in the Astoria Hall, Iso Roobertinkatu 14, Helsinki, Finland. The seminar´s main language …

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Aalto University invites applications for Professor Position in STRUCTURES AND ARCHITECTURE and LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Näyttökuva 2015-10-1 kello 15.20.16

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture invites applications for Professor position in STRUCTURES AND ARCHITECTURE and LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE. TENURE TRACK OR TENURED POSITION IN STRUCTURES AND ARCHITECTURE The position is shared between two departments of Aalto University: the teaching will mainly take place at the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering in School of Engineering, whereas the research …

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Architecture can bring people together

Alvar Aalto Symposium 2015. Rahul Mehotra. Photo by Aino Salmi.

Indian architect Rahul Mehrotra believes that through his work he can eliminate barriers between different groups of people. He was one of the speakers at this year’s Alvar Aalto Symposium. “You cannot be an architect in India, unless you are also a humanist,” says architect Rahul Mehrotra (b. 1959). He established RMA Architects in Mumbai in 1990 and now the …

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