Phantom Pain: On healing from terrorism with architecture

Phantom Pain, sketches. Illustration: Kaleidoscope.

Emmi Keskisarja and Miia-Liina Tommila are two young Finnish architects whose Finnish-Norwegian team Kaleidoscope won the Europan 12 competition in Asker, Norway, in December 2013. presented their competition entry in our Close-Up article, but now we meet them again. We interviewed Emmi Keskisarja and Miia-Liina Tommila about their new, compelling but challenging project which they did together with Tone …

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Alvar Aalto Medal recipients exhibited at the Museum of Estonian Architecture

Nieto Sobajeno Arquitectos, Expansion of the San Telmo Museum. Photo by Roland Halbe.

The Museum of Estonian Architecture in Tallinn discusses contemporary architecture with an exhibition about the award-winning Spanish office, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Its founding partners Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano were recognised with the Alvar Aalto Medal in February 2015. The exhibition titled The Window and the Mirror is open for public between 13 February and 22 March, 2015. For more information …

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Finnish Urban Studies Days 2015: City as a Stage


The Society for Urban Studies (SKTS), the Society of Urban Planning (YSS) and the Society for Regional and Environmental Studies (AYS) invite to participate in the Finnish Urban Studies Days titled “City as a Stage” at the University of Tampere between 11–12 May, 2015. What happens at city stages, what about behind the scenes? How have urban life, events and …

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Call for Papers: Landscapes, Sociality and Materiality


The Finnish Anthropological Society invites to participate in their biennial conference titled Landscapes, Sociality and Materiality. The event will take place in Helsinki 21–22 October, 2015. The Call for Papers announcement encourages to submit papers, posters and documentary films; the deadline for paper proposals is 15 March and for the film submissions 6 April, 2015. The conference panels included several …

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Lahdelma & Mahlamäki’s Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe prize 2015

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

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland, by Lahdelma Mahlamäki Architects has been shortlisted for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. The museum building was awarded with the first ever Finlandia Prize for Architecture in November 2014. The five finalists will be announced in London by the end …

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Erik Bryggman seminar: Italia la Bella on 13 Feb ’15 in Turku

Erik Bryggman. The Resurrection Chapel in Turku (1941). Source: Wikimedia Commons © Kotivalo CC-BY-SA-3.0

Bryggman Institute in Turku invites to participate in a seminar about Italian influences on Finland on Friday 13th February 2015. Seminar languages are Finnish, Swedish and English according to the speaker. Speakers include e.g. professor Luigi de Anna from University of Turku, and Dr. Silvia Micheli, postdoctoral Research Fellow from University of Queensland’s School of Architecture. The full programme of …

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Architecture Day 2015: Alvar Aalto Medal to Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano

Enrique Sobejano and Fuensanta Nieto receive the Alvar Aalto Medal in Helsinki on 3 February, 2015. Photo: Juho Haavisto / MFA.

The Architecture Day, which marks Alvar Aalto’s birthday on 3rd February, was celebrated with an open seminar and the award ceremony of the prestigious Alvar Aalto Medal at the Helsinki City Hall yesterday. The Alvar Aalto Medal, now presented for the 12th time, was awarded to the Spanish architect duo Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano. The work of Nieto and …

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The Finnish Architecture Navigator launched


Architecture Information Centre Finland (Arkkitehtuurin tiedotuskeskus) opens a new information and location service Finnish Architecture Navigator to mark the Architecture Day 2015 on Alvar Aalto’s birthday 3rd February. The site contains photographs, drawings, location information and key facts about selected projects designed by Finnish architects around the world. The pilot version launches with the Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2014 …

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Urgencies lecture series starts at Kulttuurisauna, Helsinki


Kulttuurisauna [Culture Sauna] in Helsinki will launch a new series of academic lectures about contemporary architecture and urbanism on Monday 2 February at 17:00. The first invited guest lecturers are Giovanni Piovene and Michele Marchetti, architects and founders of the San Rocco magazine, who will discuss Histories, Images, Categories. Please RSVP due to limited capacity at Urgencies lecture series …

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