Bubbling Under

South of North: images from the Teurastamo exhibition

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South of North network exhibits their mission and projects  at Teurastamo, Helsinki. The simple but clever pavilion is built of plastic potato crates reusable after the exhibition. The Meet & Greet event with the designers is on Saturday 6 September 2014 between 15:00–17:00 at the pavilion, address: Teurastamo, Työpajankatu 2, Helsinki. The exhibition is open during the Helsinki Design Week in …

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Suomi Seven: young and new architecture exhibited at DAM Frankfurt

Chapel of St. Lawrence in Vantaa by Avanto Architects is one of the featured projects in the exhibition. Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo.

Finland is the guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014. As a parallel event of the world’s most important literature event, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) has co-produced an architecture exhibition with the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Architecture Information Centre Finland. Suomi Seven. Emerging Architects from Finland introduces a full line-up of Finland’s most promising up-and-coming architectural talents born in the 1970s …

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Grey Matter: Experimental Architectural Photography at MFA

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Interested in architectural photography? If yes, then head to the Museum of Finnish Architecture as there is now a great opportunity to compare the established practice of architectural presentation to a more creative and polemical approach to shooting buildings.  Grey Matter is an exhibition by students of architecture and photography from Aalto University, taking a look at new urban developments in …

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Let’s Build a School! Focus Jorge Raedó

Let's Build a School opera project by Jorge Raedó

The Alvar Aalto Museum’s spring exhibition in April 2014 displayed the results of a unique collaborative project: an architectural opera Let’s Build the School! produced by the pupils of Onerva Mäki School for hearing and visually impaired children in Jyväskylä. Annukka Pakarinen from Alvar Aalto Museum interviewed the opera’s Spanish director, theatre director Jorge Raedó, about his experiences in working with children and about his interdisciplinary art education …

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A moment with Rik Nys from David Chipperfield Architects

Nobel Centre, Stockholm. Competition entry, detail façade. ©David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects has made their noiseless but resolute way up to the very top of contemporary architecture. Their latest achievement is the 1st prize in the competition to design the new Nobel Centre in Stockholm. Rik Nys, DCA’s senior director, visited Finland in March 2014 and spared Miina Blot, assistant editor of  the Finnish Architectural Review, a moment for an interview. A knight and his squire …

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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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Close-up: professor Pirjo Sanaksenaho

Pirjo Sanaksenaho. Photo: Juha Lind

Pirjo Sanaksenaho’s childhood dream profession, already in primary school, was an architect. Sanaksenaho, who has established a career as both a practicing architect and teacher of architecture, began her position as associate professor of building design at Aalto University on 1.12.2013. Anne Tervo‘s interview delves into her academic career as well as her activities as a newly appointed professor. The teaching …

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Close-Up: Steeply Progressive

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Ever since the heydays of Nokia, Finland has loved to profile herself as a high-tech country full of unreserved enthusiasm and creative innovativeness. Pertaining to deployment of technology in architecture, the cherished image has remained fiction. One of few trailblazers is architect Jyrki Vanamo who has set up his career in architecture, urban life, service design and IT. “Houses and …

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