Quo Vadis Architectura? Winy Maas keynote lecturer at Nils Erik Wickberg lectures


Quo Vadis Architectura? Nils Erik Wickberg Lectures 2014 Newtopias – Parallel Dreaming in Architecture, Design and Art What is the role of Utopias in art, design, architecture, urbanism and landscape architecture today? The annual lecture event organised by Aalto University, School of Arts and Design, Department of Architecture announces esteemed Winy Maas as the keynote speaker in 2014. Maas is the founding …

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Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2014

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This summer, the Museum of Finnish Architecture devotes its gallery spaces to the sixth biennial review of Finnish architecture. The exhibition showcases a principal selection of recent architectural projects all completed between July 2011 and June 2013. The jury was chaired by landscape architect Jenny B. Osuldsen representing Norway’s acclaimed Snøhetta practice. Her fellow jury members were architects Marko Kivistö and Sari …

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Glimpses of Venice


We have some delightful photos to share from the opening of the Venice Biennale 2014 in June 2014. The photos are by Coen Ruys by courtesy of Museum of Finnish Architecture. Enjoy!  

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Creating the Future Together with Children and Youth

Pihla Meskanen, the director of Arkki, School of Architecture for Children and Youth opening the Creating the Future 2.0 –international conference on architecture education for children and youth, held in Helsinki 8-9th May 2014. Photo: Arkki.

Architectural education on a firm foundation! 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of Arkki, School of Architecture for Children and Youth which offers primary education in architecture with an advanced syllabus. The seminar Creating the Future 2.0, held as part of the anniversary programme, demonstrated that Arkki has been a model and inspiration for a large group of …

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Embracing Architecture and Atmosphere

View of the audience at the event.

The second seminar in the series of three, as part of the forthcoming centennial celebrations of artists Tapio Wirkkala and Rut Bryk, addressed the topical theme of architecture and atmosphere. The seminar, held on 2 June 2014 at the Finnish Film Foundation and organised by the Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation and the Alvar Aalto Academy, asked two simple questions: How is the atmosphere of a …

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Rebellious New Dutch


It was almost full house at the Museum of Finnish Architecture on Monday 5 May for Indira van ‘t Klooster to lecture about the updated ideals of new Dutch architecture. Ms. Klooster is the editor-in-chief of A10, an architectural magazine dedicated to disseminate knowledge about contemporary architecture from the pan-European perspective. Her visit to Finland was initiated and facilitated by …

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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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Architecture education professionals convene in Helsinki 8.-9.5.2014


Creating the Future 2.0 – an international conference on architecture education at the Alexander Theatre in the heart of Helsinki! The conference provides an international platform for professionals to discuss the present and the future of architecture education – an opportunity to share and exchange ideas through presentations, interactive sessions, discussions, and hands-on workshops. The speakers of the conference represent …

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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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The Tel Aviv facet of the International Style

Tel Aviv exhibition at the Museum of Finnish Architecture. Photo: Juho Haavisto and MFA.

The White City of Tel Aviv Exhibition at the Museum of Finnish Architecture 12 February – 30 March, 2014. When one thinks about architectural functionalism in architecture, one visualises the pure, white, austere forms of functionalistic buildings. If critical, one may also frown on the monotonic uniformity of typical Western cityscapes and the ideals of functionalist city planning which in …

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