21st century churches exhibited in Munich, Germany


“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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Suomi Seven exhibition opens in Frankfurt

Suomi Seven 4.9.2014

We are happy to share some fresh images directly from today’s opening of the Suomi Seven. Emerging Architects from Finland exhibition at Deutsches Architekturmuseum DAM, Frankfurt. Photos by Mikko Laak / Architecture Information Centre Finland.

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Open House Helsinki programme is out!

Photo: Nea Ilmevalta

OpenHouseHelsinki takes visitors into places which normally are not available to the public. This year’s programme for the event on 12–14 September 2014 has just been announced. OpenHouseHelsinki organizes guided walks in fascinating interior spaces, interesting parts of the city as well as old and new architectural points of interest. The walks are guided by designers and specialists. More info and …

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Meet the South of North designers

Econef Children's Center.

Parallel event of the Helsinki Design Week exhibition opening: South of North Designers on Site on Saturday 6 September 2014 at 15:00–17:00 at Teurastamo, Työpajankatu 2, Helsinki. Selected project presentations Gyaw Gyaw, Norway: Building on the Thai-Brumese Border Komitu Architects, Finland: Promoting Bamboo in Cambodia Lönnqvist Vanamo Architects, Sweden – Asante Architecture & Design, Sweden: Econef Children’s Center to Tanzania Rå Arkitektur, …

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Rossana Hu lectures Wed 3 Sept 2014 at the Museum of Finnish Architecture

Architect Rossana Hu will lecture at the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, on Wednesday 3 Sept '14 at 18:00.

Architect Rossana Hu, a founding partner of Shanghai–based Neri&Hu, lectures at the Museum of Finnish Architecture on Wednesday 3 September at 18:00. Neri&Hu is known as an inter-disciplinary architectural design practice. Besides providing architecture and master planning services the office is known by their interior-, graphic-, and product design projects. Rossana Hu and her partner Lyndon Neri are named Wallpaper* Magazine’s Designer …

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EARS on Helsinki: round table discussion on architecture in China 5 Sept 2014

Shanghai in sunset. Image source: / djandydotcom.

Europe – Asia Roundtable Sessions bring creative industry professionals together in Helsinki on Friday 5 September 2014 at 15–16:30. The target is to discover business opportunities, share best practices and get inspired by others and their ideas. Distinguished panelists are Rossana Hu (Neri&Hu Design and Research Office), Teemu Kurkela (JKMM Architects), Pekka Salminen (PES Architects) and Mika Woll (Beiging BeiJiGuang Architectural …

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20th Anniversary Seminar of the YTK/IFHP Summer School

YTK IFHP summer school. Photo: Tuomas Ilmavirta

Towards New Urban Planning Paradigm Urbanity, Hybrids, New Technologies TIME: Saturday 23 August, 2014 10.30 am till late PLACE: Dubrovnik Lounge and Lobby Eerikinkatu 11, Helsinki city centre Highlights from the Programme Keynote lecture by Johannes Tovatt, Sweden Panel discussion on planning education at the time of its electronic reproductability, led by professor Roger Caves, San Diego State University Short lectures on …

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UIA launches the new .archi domain for architects


International Union of Architects (UIA) has launched a new .archi domain accessible only to architects and to their organisations. Through .archi, UIA seeks to uphold its commitment to protect architects, to defend their interests and their independence and to promote their profession. To accord with the new domain service, UIA has moved its own internet site at Among the more than 300 …

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Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2014 featured at

Vesa Honkonen Architects. Church of Shadows, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Photo: ARCH-EXIST PHOTOGRAPHY

The Russian internet magazine has published an article about the Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2014 currently on display at the Museum of Finnish Architecture. The critique is in Russian and it is by architect SAFA, architecture critic Tarja Nurmi. Link to the review: The Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2014 exhibition is open between 11.6.2014 – 28.9.2014 at the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Kasarmikatu 24, …

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Finnish Architectural Review 3/2014: More Fashion and Art!


Fashionable often implies shallowness – at least in architecture. However, cultural editor Jonni Roos disagrees. He sees the relationship between fashion and architecture as presenting a fruitful landscape full of potential. The ability of fashion to express human desire and longing is an area architecture could learn from. The latest issue of the Finnish Architectural Review Arkkitehti highlights the interrelations …

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