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Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition web gallery opened

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has opened an online gallery that displays all 1.715 submitted entries for Stage One of the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition. The gallery is located on the competition web site at designguggenheimhelsinki.org/stageonegallery. The gallery displays two snapshots and a short concept description (pdf format) of each entry. The entries can be searched by registration ID or tagged keywords. The user can save her or his favourites, and create …

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Join the New Generations Platform

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New Generations launches the 2nd edition of the open contest Join the New Generations Platform, which is open to all master’s students, new graduates, architects, designers and artists under 40 interested in joining the network and getting involved in its cultural activities. You can join this competition individually or as a team with a video interview that presents yourself (your team, your practice) and introduces …

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ATuT 2014: Updated conference programme available

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The 6th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research Symposium Atut2014 is approaching. The event is held in Oulu University, Faculty of Architecture between 23 and 25 October 2015. The conference theme in 2014 is Designing and Planning the Built Environment for Human Well-Being, and the organisers have now published the timetable at the symposium website at www.atut2014.fi/Preliminary%20program.html. The distinguished keynote speakers are: Professor Kristina Nilsson, Luleå University of …

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Turku Urban Research Programme: Call for Research Projects 2014

In 1950, microbiologist Elizabeth Lee Hazen (1888-1975) and chemist Rachel Brown (1898-1980), Division of Laboratories and Research, New York State Department of Health, Albany, developed an effective antifungal agent (nystatin) for yeast infections. This photograph was distributed in 1955 when Hazen and Brown were given the first Squibb Award for achievements in chemotherapy.

The City of Turku announce an open call for research projects matching the Turku Urban Research Programme 2014–2017. The research funding is provided by the City of Turku, the University of Turku, and Åbo Akademi University. The call applies to research groups, including researchers affiliated to the University of Turku (UTU) and Åbo Akademi University (ÅA), as well as architecture and …

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ICSA 2016 Call for Abstracts

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The 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture ICSA has announced a Call for Abstracts and a Call for Mini-Symposia and Special Sessions. The conference will be held in Guimarães, Portugal, on 27–29 July, 2016. ICSA2016 is the world’s leading and largest global conference bridging the gap between Structures and Architecture. The contributions on creative and scientific aspects in the conception and construction of …

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Open international ideas competition for the MH17 Memorial

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The Matterbetter platform invites participants in the open, international ideas competition for the memorial and park that honour the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight 17 (MH17) shot down in Ukraine on 17 July 2014. All 283 passangers and 15 crew members died in the tragedy. The site is located in the centre of Amsterdam on the Marine Establissement area on the Kattenburg island. The competition …

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493 likes on Facebook: break 500 and win a book!

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Architecture Information Centre Finland has reached 493 followers on our Facebook profile Archinfo Finland since January 2014. Like us and break 500! Our prize for the lucky 500th follower is a copy of the brand new exhibition catalogue Suomi Seven: Emerging Architects from Finland. The exhibition is on display at Deutsches Architekturmuseum DAM in Frankfurt, Germany between 6 September 2014 – 18 January 2015. …

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Nordic Journal of Architectural Research 1/2014 is out

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The Nordic Journal of Architectural Research has just published its newest issue 1/2014 which is composed of mixed research papers from Finland, Denmark and Norway. Topics discussed include architectural photography, participatory design, post-war type-planned houses in Lapland, commuting bicyclists’ aesthetic experiences, and Danish lighting trends. The issue is completed with a book review about Architectural Competitions – Histories and Practice edited by Jonas E. Andersson, Gerd Bloxham Zettersten …

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Finnish Architectural Review 4/2014: A Socially Richer Everyday Life

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Community-oriented housing brings something new to the otherwise one-sided housing production in Finland. Architect Anna Helamaa writes about the principles of cohousing, including examples from Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands. “Communal dining, car-sharing and neighbourly help alleviate everyday stress and make living socially richer,” states Helamaa. At its best, architecture encourages encounters and supports the objectives of cooperation. There are …

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21st century churches exhibited in Munich, Germany

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“Finnish architecture is in vogue” writes the leading German architecture magazine Detail in their review of an exhibition of 21st century church architecture from Finland. The exhibition is on display at the DG gallery (Deutsche Gesellschaft für christliche Kunst) in Munich, Germany between 13 September and 5 December 2014. The selection entitled Materiality and the Magic of Light – Churches and Chapels in Finland since 2000 …

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