Alvar Aalto Academy’s autumn lecture on Sigurd Lewerentz


Alvar Aalto Academy invites to hear a public lecture entitled Sigurd Lewerentz: Flesh in the Air on Thursday 27 November 2014 at 17:00 at the Sähkötalo auditorium in Helsinki. Claes Caldenby, professor emeritus at Chalmers University of Technology, discusses the prolific career and life of the Swedish pioneer of functionalism, Sigurd Lewerentz (1885–1975). The lecture will be held in English and admission …

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50th anniversary of architect Viljo Revell’s passing

Makkaratalo, Helsinki, 1967. Photo credit: Didrichsen Art Museum.

Saturday the 8th of November 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of architect Viljo Revell’s passing. Revell was born on the 25th of January 1910 in Vaasa and faced premature death on the 8th of November 1964 in Helsinki. Revell is recognised as a progressive architect with a versatile career. He had a positive outlook on the architectural possibilities offered by swiftly developing building technology and industrial housing production. …

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Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2014: Sixten Korkman propagating for a high-quality built environment

Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw 2013. Rainer Mahlamäki / Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects. Photo by Pawel Paniczko.

The Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA) has awarded our nation’s first Finlandia Prize for Architecture to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, located in Warsaw, Poland, which was completed in 2013. The chief architect of the building is Professor Rainer Mahlamäki of the architecture firm Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects. Architecture Information Centre Finland discussed with professor of economics …

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Sakari Laitinen’s art on display in Wolfsburg, Germany


Finnish architect Sakari Laitinen‘s (b. 1937) recent paintings, collages, reliefs and other works are exhibited in the City Gallery at the Alvar Aalto Kulturhaus in Wolfsburg, Germany. Laitinen, a former co-worker of Alvar Aalto, has a multiple artistic career ranging from architecture and design to visual arts. The exhibition entitled Preoccupations III is jointly organised by Alvar-Aalto Gesellschaft Deutschland, Forum Architektur der Stadt Wolfsburg and Der Kunstverein Wolfsburg. The exhibition …

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Unmediated Alvar Aalto at Vitra Design Museum

Alvar Aalto Vernissage

Vitra Design Museum, in collaboration with the Alvar Aalto Museum, hosts a major retrospective exhibition dedicated to the legendary Finnish architect Alvar Aalto until 1st March 2015. Arianna Callocchia from Italy writes about the Alvar Aalto – Second Nature exhibition and discusses its contents and objectives. Arianna Callocchia: Why did you decide to host an exhibition on the architect in a design museum? Mateo …

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Museum of the History of the Polish Jews: Opening Festivities

Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects. Museum of History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland. Photo: Wojciech Krynski

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw opened its doors to the public in spring 2013. The Museum is celebrating the opening of core exhibition of the museum from 28th to 30th October, 2014. The exhibition illustrates the thousand-year history of Polish Jews. As a parallel event, the Laituri gallery of Helsinki City Planning Department displays the plans, drawings and photographs by architect, professor Rainer …

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Aalto University Department of Architecture is recruiting


Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture is seeking new university lecturers in the following fields: Landscape Design and Construction History of Architecture Urban Planning The closing date for applications is 9 November 2014. The positions require fluency in Finnish and will be based at the Department of Architecture, Espoo, Finland. Complete position descriptions are available in Finnish at  

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MX_SI’s Gösta pavilion featured on Dezeen

Gösta's Pavilion by MX_SI shortlisted for SAFA's Finlandia Prize for Architecture. Photo: Pedro Pegenaute.

Dezeen magazine has published an article with some delicious photographs by Pedro Pegenaute about the Gösta pavilion designed by Spanish MX_SI for the Serlachius Museums in Mänttä, Finland. The pavilion is also shortlisted for the Finlandia Prize for Architecture established by the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA. The winner will be announced next week on Tuesday, 4 November 2014 in Helsinki. See for yourself:

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Re-Creation. The Resilience of Architecture – What Next?

Photo: Coen Ruys.

Museum of Finnish Architecture and Architecture Information Centre Finland invite you to join the open discussion Re-Creation. The Resilience of Architecture – What’s Next? at the Alvar Aalto Pavilion of Finland, Giardini di Castello, Venice on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 at 13:00–14:00. Re-Creation brings the art of making back to the forefront. It shows how, despite and within the robust tendencies towards abstraction …

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