Miina Jutila

Alvar Aalto Medal judge Toshiko Mori talks about the legacy of modernism – Winner of the 13th medal will be announced on Sept. 12, 2017

Toshiko Mori giving a lecture at the House of Culture in February 2017. photo: Juho Haavisto / MFA

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Alvar Aalto Medal. Professor Toshiko Mori visited Finland last February for jury deliberations and gave a lecture in Helsinki House of Culture. The Finnish maestro’s work has made a mark on the New York-based architect. “In 1976, just having graduated from Cooper Union School of Architecture, I was so saddened to hear …

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People-driven City seminar tickets at special price for friends of Archinfo Finland

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‘Lähiöfest2017’ – festival of neighbourhoods brings together Helsinki city departments, private companies, entrepreneurs, NGOs, activists, and citizens. The festival’s main event, People-driven City seminar at the University of Helsinki on Friday Sept. 29, presents international speakers and interesting cases, eg. the co-winner of Mies van der Rohe Award 2016, the Dutch architect Xander Vermeulen Windsant who will present the award-winning …

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Symposium: Positions – New Approaches towards Sustainable Design

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Aalto University, Department of Architecture Monday 11 Sept. 2017 Room A1, Otakaari 1X The symposium is held in English: The symposium aims to provide incentives for new and creative ways of thinking about sustainability in architectural design. To stimulate such new ways of thinking, the invited speakers will present concepts that go beyond conventional approaches and emphasize the potential of …

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Two summer exhibitions in memory of Göran Schildt

The Schildts' home in Greece, Villa Kolkis. photo: Magnus Lindberg

The 100th anniversary of author Göran Schildt‘s (1917–2009) birth is celebrated this year in the beautiful coastal town of Tammisaari*. Next to the seaside park there is Villa Skeppet designed by Alvar Aalto for the Schildts as well as an old yellow wooden house known as Villa Schildt. This summer, Villa Schildt is hosting two small exhibitions, one of which …

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Position at Aalto University: Postdoctoral Researcher in Landscape Architecture, deadline Aug. 22

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Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture invites applications for POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER in Landscape Architecture or related fields For a 2-year period starting in October 2017 or as agreed. The position is connected to a newly-established professorship of Landscape Architecture. The postdoctoral researcher’s main duties include research, collaborating with the professor and other research staff of the department, participating …

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The new life of a modern masterpiece – what next for Säynätsalo Town Hall?

Participants of the Säynätsalo workshop. photo: Mirkka Vidgrén / Alvar Aalto Foundation

”To have a life, this building has to work for the community, not be a museum”, concluded architect David Fixler at the closing discussion of the Säynätsalo Town Hall workshop. The highly esteemed architect specialising in heritage conservation and adaptive re-use was invited to give a lecture and comment on the workshop focusing on the future and possibilities of Alvar …

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The Finnish Architectural Review 2/2017: school buildings and women in architecture

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The latest issue of Arkkitehti – Finnish Architectural Review talks about school architecture and sheds light on Finland’s long history of women practicing architecture. Schools are constantly evolving. The positive trend of the new school architecture being of high quality and vibrant has been generally overshadowed in the media by the moisture and indoor air quality problems in older school …

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Workshop for discussing the future of Alvar Aalto’s masterpiece, Säynätsalo Town Hall, 7–8 June 2017

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SÄYNÄTSALO TOWN HALL WORKSHOP – MODERN MASTERPIECE IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY 7–8 JUNE 2017, Säynätsalo, Finland Alvar Aalto Academy invites researchers and practitioners involved in the process of preservation, conservation, renovation or transformation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods, to participate in the Säynätsalo Town Hall Workshop – Modern Masterpiece in Contemporary Society. The event is arranged by the Alvar Aalto Academy …

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