Finnish expertise in the Urban Living 2015 exhibition at DAZ in Berlin

Image from the proposal "Der Traum vom Einfamilienhaus in der Stadt" by Talli Ltd. & Architekturbüro R. Schnitzler, Helsinki. Image source: urbanliving.berlin.de/i/urbanliving/page/Talli_Ltd__Architekturbüro_R_Schnitzler.

URBAN LIVING Strategies for the Future has produced a book and an exhibition that highlight the outcomes of a recent international workshop on new, affordable living typologies, livable neighbourhoods and a resilient urban development for Berlin. The exhibition is on display at Deutsches Architektur Zentrum in Berlin until 4 July, 2015. Finnish architectural expertise is naturally included: the exhibition contains a …

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The School of Exile: A new book on architect Timo Penttilä (1931–2011)

View of the lobby of Helsinki City Theatre by Timo Penttilä, 1969. Photo: Kari Häkli, 1969. Photo source: www.finna.fi / CC BY-ND 4.0.

Finnish architect Timo Penttilä (1931–2011) is undoubtedly best known for the design of the Helsinki City Theatre (1960–67), a building which merges with the surrounding park landscape. A new book by Roger Connah, The School of Exile – Timo Penttilä for and against architecture theory, looks into Penttilä’s intriguing career and his peculiar role in Finnish architecture. About Timo Penttilä …

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The 13th Alvar Aalto Symposium will discuss the making of architecture

University of Jyväskylä (1956). Photo: © Alvar Aalto Museum / Maija Holma.

The 13th International Alvar Aalto Symposium has invited an impressive group of renowned architects who will share their motives, sources of inspiration and methods in creating architecture. According to the organisers, there will be no project presentations but diving into the world of doing and creating architecture from the perspectives of LOCAL, SOCIAL, DIGITAL and MATERIAL. This year’s keynote speakers …

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Moreau Kusunoki Architects’ proposal wins the Guggenheim Helsinki competition

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The organisers and the 11-member jury of the open, international design competition for a proposed Guggenheim museum in Helsinki have just announced that the winning proposal of the competition is “Art in the City” / GH-04380895, locally nicknamed as the “Beacon”.  The design team behind the winner is Moreau Kusunoki Architectes. Mark Wigley, the Chair of the Guggenheim Helsinki Design …

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Project Baltia invites to participate in a landscape design competition in St. Petersburg

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Project Baltia, an online architecture magazine of architecture and design from Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, and North-West Russia, has announced a competition to develop part of the bank of the River Okhta abutting the Novaya Okhta development in St.Petersburg. The competition is organised within the frame of AlterSPb project in the Youth Educational Center of State Hermitage Museum by Project …

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Summer fun in, under and around the Säie Pavilion in Helsinki

The Säie Pavilion is located between the Museum of Finnish Architecture and Design Museum in Helsinki. Photo: Anni Vartola.

This summer, the annual special project of Aalto University Wood Program is called Säie. The construction on the Museum of Finnish Architecture backyard experiments with wooden lattice structures and complex 3D elements. Most essentially, it will host plenty of weekly programme from yoga to concerts and workshops. The Säie Pavilion and the summer exhibition Down the Stairs to a Shady …

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Materiality and the Magic of Light. Wolfgang Jean Stock on sacral architecture in Finland in the 21st century

Otaniemi Chapel by architects Heikki and Kaija Siren. Competition in 1954, completed in 1957. Photo: Marc Goodwin.

Wolfgang Jean Stock, the German historian and architecture critic and esteemed scholar of Finnish architecture, has recently published a book about Finnish churches and chapels of the 21st century. By courtesy of the Finnish Architectural Review 2/2015, we are proud to re-publish his article discussing contemporary religious architecture in Finland. Materiality and the Magic of Light All great Finnish architects …

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