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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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The Re-Creation installation transforms the Esplanade Park into a hotspot of architecture-related activities

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There will be something architectural going on in the Esplanade Park at the heart of Helsinki centre this summer. The two, small, odd-looking structures, designed by architect Anssi Lassila (OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture) and formally titled Re-Creation. The Resilience of Architecture, have just been opened for public and will be on display in Helsinki’s Esplanade Park until 13 September, …

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Architizer A+ Awards 2015 Special Mention to the Biofore House by Helin & Co

Biofore House: UPM Group head office by Helin & Co Architects (2013). Photo: Marc Goodwin, by courtesy of Helin & Co.

Architect Pekka Helin and his team at Helin & Co Architects have received the Architizer A+Awards 2015 Special Mention in the Office – Mid Rise (5–15 floors) Category for their design of the Biofore House in Helsinki. The building houses the head office of the Finnish pulp, paper, timber and biofuels manufacturer UPM. Helin & Co Architects has gained a …

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Here and Now: conversations with Juhani Pallasmaa now available on DVD

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The video recordings of the conversations between professor, architect and internationally acclaimed writer and lecturer Juhani Pallasmaa and architect Severi Blomstedt, are now available on DVD and on sale at the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki. Two of the three video episodes have English subtitles. The Sammatti episode (58 min.) discusses architecture, creativity, visual arts, literature, philosophy and Gestalt …

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Locus Foundation awards Marco Casagrande with the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture

Marco Casagrande. Photo: Ville Malja.

Marco Casagrande is one of the five awardees of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2015. Casagrande (b. 1971) is an internationally accalaimed Finnish architect, environmental artist and architectural theorist. He is the principal of the Casagrande Laboratory based in Finland and together with Hsieh Ying-Chun and Roan Ching-Yueh a partner of WEAK! based in Taiwan. The other Global Award …

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OOPEAA’s Puukuokka housing block shortlisted for The Plan Awards 2015

The Puukuokka housing block in Jyväskylä by OOPEAA. Photo by Mikko Auerniitty.

The Puukuokka housing block designed by Anssi Lassila’s OOPEAA has been shortlisted for The Plan Awards 2015. The Plan Awards have been created and promoted by The Plan, an Italian architecture journal, to promote the work done by designers, academics, critics and students in the fields of architecture, design and city planning. The winners will be announced on 20 May, …

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Interview with Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano: Architects and the secret hidden agenda

Arvo Pärt Centre, Laulasmaa, Estonia. Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, 2014–15. Project image by courtesy of the architects.

The Alvar Aalto Medal, presented during the recent Architecture Day seminar on 3 February, 2015, was this time awarded to the Spanish architect couple Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano. Architects Francesc Palomeras and Tiia Ettala interviewed the awardees in Hotel Klaus K in Helsinki before attending the award ceremony. This interview is a translation of the text “Arkkitehdit ja salainen missio”, …

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New Finnish brick architecture featured in Italian Costruire in Laterizio February 2015 issue

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Costruire in Laterizio, an Italian brick architecture and construction magazine, dedicates its February 2015 issue #161 to new Finnish brick architecture. The magazine features schools and housing designs by Oopeaa and Serum Architects, Alt Architects, Playa Architects, Architects Hannunkari & Mäkipaja, Verstas Architects and Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects Ltd. The presented projects exemplify creative use of brick especially in facade design and …

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Finnish expertise shortlisted for the A+ Awards 2015: vote for your favourites now

Mika Huisman's fabulous photos of the Seinäjoki Library (JKMM Architects, 2012) compete in the Architecture +Photography & Video category.

Architizer global online platform for architects and architecture has announced its shortlist for the A+ Awards 2015. Mika Huisman’s stunning photographs of the Seinäjoki Library (JKMM Architects, 2012) compete in the Architecture +Photography & Video category; and ALA Architects‘ renovation and extension design for the Kuopio City Theatre competes in the Hall / Theatre typology category. The public voting period …

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OOPEAA’s Suvela Chapel starts on site

Facade of the Suvela chapel / OOPEAA.

The Espoo Lutheran Church has announced that work on the new chapel in Suvela, Espoo will start this spring. The chapel is designed by OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture and it is planned to open in 2016. The multi-purpose building has a gross floor area of 2.500 m² and it will serve more than 20.000 inhabitants in the area and …

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