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

Dream Hotel is located in a converted office building in Tampere. Design Studio Puisto. Photo: Marc Goodwin.

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 Dream Hotel project by Studio Puisto (2014). The hotel is an upscale …

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The Finnish Architectural Review 2/2015: Public building

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The newest issue of the Finnish Architectural Review 2/2016 discusses public building. How to secure the services of a welfare society and, at the same time, find places to cut public expenditure – these issues have become permanent fixtures on the political agenda. The solutions also affect the built environment. One example of this is the placement of libraries and other …

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Meet the Finnish Makers of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Anssi Lassila

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Our video interviews with the Finnish participants of the 15th International Architecture Biennale continues with architect SAFA Anssi Lassila. The Puukuokka housing block by Lassila’s OOPEAA 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, …

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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 …

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

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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 …

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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 …

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Alvar Aalto Academy’s Spring Lecture on Richard Neutra

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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 …

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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 …

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Meet the Makers 2016: Hollmén Reuter Sandman

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Architecture Information Centre Finland continues the Meet the Makers series with a video interview with Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects who have been invited to display their work in the main exhibition of the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2016. Architects Saija Hollmén, Jenni Reuter and Helena Sandman describe their approach to architecture and to this year’s Biennale. Finland at the Venice Architecture …

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Atmospheres in Architectural Research and Education seminar in Tampere on 6 May, 2016

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Tampere University of Technology, School of Architecture organises a topical one-day seminar titled Atmospheres in Architectural Research and Education on Friday, 6 May, 2016. Keynote speakers include a range of influential scholars in the field such as Juhani Pallasmaa and Klaske Havik. Online registration required by 2 May, 2016. Seminar programme 14.15–14.30 Panu Lehtovuori: Opening words Professor, TUT School of Architecture 14.30–15.00 …

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