TamArk’s lecture series end with Alvisi-Kirimoto + Partners


TamArk’s visiting lecture series end with a lecture by Arabella Rocca from Alvisi-Kirimoto + Partners. The lecture event will take place at Rakennustalo, room RD203 in Tampere on Tuesday 6 May 2014 at 15:00. The event is free and open for everyone. After the lecture there is an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about Alvisi-Kirimoto’s projects. Alvisi-Kirimoto + Partners have designed a wide …

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Berlin in search of new urban living


Finnish architects Pia Ilonen and Rosemarie Schnitzler have succeeded in designing cost-efficient, contemporary urban housing for the 21st century Berlin. Architect SAFA Tarja Nurmi writes about the Team Talli & Schnitzler’s project and the recent Berlin workshop.   Urban Living – Neue Formen des städtischen Wohnens A decision was made in Berlin following last autumn’s German federal election to cancel …

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Reactivate! Indira van ’t Klooster from A10 lectures at MFA

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Reactivate! Innovators of Dutch architecture Open lecture by Indira van’t Klooster, editor-in-chief of A10 architecture magazine Monday, 5 May at 18:00 Museum of Finnish Architecture, Kasarmikatu 24, Helsinki. Indira van ’t Klooster, editor-in-chief of the esteemed Dutch architecture magazine A10, will visit Finland and lecture about the latest developments of European architecture at the Museum of Finnish Architecture in May. Van …

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Call for Papers: Aalto beyond Finland


The 2nd Alvar Aalto Researchers Network Seminar Aalto beyond Finland. Architecture and Design Rovaniemi, Finland 16-18 February 2015 Call for Papers The 2nd Alvar Aalto Researchers Network Seminar, Aalto beyond Finland. Architecture and Design, aims to create a network of researchers interested in the work of the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. The meeting in Rovaniemi, in February 2015, will be an …

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TamArk’s lecture series continue with Samuli Woolston from ALA


TamArk’s new visiting lecture series continue with ALA architects; the office was chosen in a student vote for the next performer. Samuli Woolston, one of the partners, will give his lecture on Tuesday 15 April 2014 at the concrete steps (RO107) at 14:15 at the Tampere Technical University. The event is free and open for everyone. After the lecture there …

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Archimedes’ principle: Arctia Headquarters by K2S Architects

Arctia Shipping Headquarters, Helsinki 2013, by K2S Architects. Photo: Mika Huisman.

The buoyantly big floating office of Arctia Headquarters by K2S Architects has won well-deserved acclaim, most recently the Popular Choice prize in the Office Building Low Rise (1-4 Floors) category of Architizer A+ Awards 2014. By courtesy of the Finnish Architectural Review, we are happy to re-published architect Juha Ilonen’s perceptive essay about the building, which was published in the Finnish Architectural Review, …

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A conversation with Bjarke Ingels and ALA Architects

Kilden Performing Arts Centre in Kristiansand, Norway (ALA Architects 2012). Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo.

One of the most well-known works of young, contemporary Finnish architecture is the Kilden Performing Arts Centre in Kristiansand, Norway by ALA Architects. Recently, Kilden was nominated as the Jury Winner in the Theatres & Performing Arts Centers category in the Architizer A+ Awards 2014. By courtesy of the Finnish Architectural Review, we are happy to re-published a topical interview with Bjarke …

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Two Finnish winners in the 2014 A+ Awards


Finnish architecture has received two prizes in the 2014 international Architizer A+  Awards competition. Kilden Performing Arts Centre in Kristiansand, Norway by ALA Architects was the Jury Winner in the Theatres & Performing Arts Centers category. Arctia Headquarters in Helsinki, Finland by K2S Architects was the Popular Choice Winner in the Office Building Low Rise (1-4 Floors) category. Both prizes add to the continuum of recent international …

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Alvar Aalto by Maija Holma in present-day Tehran

Exhibition opening, Maija Holma: Alvar Aalto – A Gentler Structure for Life, Artists’ Forum, Tehran.

The photographic exhibition Alvar Aalto – A Gentler Structure for Life by photographer Maija Holma was the first exhibition of Finnish architecture ever to be held in Iran. Maija Holma talks about the contents of the exhibition, which was favourably received by the Tehran public, as well as her experiences in the encounter between Finnish and Iranian culture.  Photographic exhibition: Alvar Aalto – …

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Triin Ojari: From a vantage point over Estonian architecture

Triin Ojari. Photo: Mari-Leen Kiipli.

Throughout the history, Estonia has provided Finnish architects an important channel to discuss the transnational aspects of contemporary architecture. To name a few examples, one can think about the Estonia Theatre by Wivi Lönn and Armas Lindgren (1913) or Villa Tammekann by Alvar Aalto in Tartu (1932) in terms of the close and influential relations between Finland and Estonia. On the …

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