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Postdoctoral Researcher: Design of Structures

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The Department of Architecture at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture of Aalto University invites applications for POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER in the field of Design of Structures.  The position is connected to the newly established professorship of Design of Structures, a joined appointment between the Department of Architecture and the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering. The professorship explores integrative design methods and …

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Panel Dicussion: Nordic Perspectives on Art in Public Space

Archtober is New York City’s Architecture and Design Month, the fifth annual month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions taking place during the month of October.

Nordic Perspectives on Art in Public Space: Nuances & Impact The Consulate Generals of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland in co-operation with No Longer Empty welcome you to join the discussion about Nordic Perspectives on Art in Public Space. The event will take place on October 2, at the Center for Architecture Seaport, in New York. The program is part of the month-long Archtober, the city-wide festival of architecture and design. …

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Exhibition about the work of Nordic architecture collective in Mexico

SoN Exhibition in Finland. Photo by Anna Autio

An exhibition about the work of Nordic architecture collective South of North in Guadalaraja, Mexico on September 29 – October 15 2015 South of North is a collective of twelve young Nordic architecture practices working in the non-profit sector in developing regions. The South of North traveling exhibition was presented for the first time in Helsinki as part of the …

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Christian Norberg-Schulz defined the meanings of a place in his book Genius Loci, Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture: ” … the meanings which are gathered by a place constitute its genius loci”  and further: “Architecture means to visualize the genius loci, and the task of the architect is to create meaningful places, whereby he helps man to dwell.”  Tadao Ando …

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Finlandia Prize for Architecture awarded to a timber-framed high-rise residential building in Jyväskylä

Puukuokka. Photo by Mikko Auerniitty.

The internationally well-known Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho selected a high-rise residential building Puukuokka in Jyväskylä,  designed by OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture, as the winner of the 2015 Finlandia Prize for Architecture. The prize was accepted by the building’s chief designer architect Anssi Lassila on 23 September 2015. Located in the Kuokkala district in Jyväskylä, Puukuokka was completed in 2014. It  combines affordable housing with wood construction …

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The townhouse – the new Finnish dream home?

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The townhouse typology has mainly been cherished by urban planners and architects. The potential of the building type has been discussed in several reports, which, however, lack the residents’ perspective. Thus the objective of Aalto University’s “New Finnish Dream Home?” research was to ascertain under what conditions the townhouse typology could respond to the housing needs of different kinds of …

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Jun Igarashi’s Pragmatic Poetics

Jun Igarashi gives the Eero Saarinen Honorary Lecture at the L3 Design Dock on Jätkäsaari. Jun Igarashi on the left, interpreter Satoshi Ohtaki on the right. Image courtesy of the Museum of Finnish Architecture.

Now in its fifth year, the Eero Saarinen Lecture has become a welcome addition to the yearly calendar of architectural happenings in Finland as well as an important event in the tightly packed Helsinki Design Week program. Organized annually by the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the lectures give an opportunity for young architects practicing outside of Finland to speak about …

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Trees have memories – An evening with wood in Fiskars

Reindeer observation pavilion in the mountains at Hjerkinn, commissioned from Snøhetta by a local wild reindeer association.

This summer the big exhibition space in the former copper smithy in the Fiskars village and artist community has housed an exhibition titled WE LOVE WOOD(s)! Its curator and exhibition architect has been the Finnish architect Kirsi Gullichsen. Within the context of the exhibition, a special lecture event was organised. The moderator, luckily briefly back in Finland, was Juhani Pallasmaa, …

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Doctoral Candidate: Urban Planning and Design


Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture invites applications for DOCTORAL CANDIDATE, Urban Planning and Design. The position begins in November 2015 or as agreed. The assignment is maximum of four years. The position is available at the Department of Architecture. Urban Planning and Design research group has been studying e.g. the distribution of work in public and semi-public spaces of …

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The Winner of the Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2015 will be announced on 23 September


The Finlandia Prize for Architecture will be awarded for the second time this year. The five finalists shortlisted by the pre-selection jury are: the Kangasala House cultural centre; the residential high-rise buildings at Merenkulkijanranta; the Opinmäki School; the new OKOBANK office block; and the timber-framed Puukuokka high-rise residential building. The winner will be chosen by Kaija Saariaho, a Finnish composer …

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