Emmi Keskisarja and Miia-Liina Tommila speak at AIA New York on Tuesday 25 Nov ’14


“A violent incident with devastating consequences has occurred. Many were wounded, many experienced loss. While this play is written, the victim is still covered in plastic and it’s future is unresolved.” These are the opening words of the new play A Visit to the Doctor in a project The Phantom Pain by the Kaleidoscope team – a Norwegian-Finnish all female architecture collective exploring …

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Global Awards 2014 winner Martin Rajniš lectures at MFA

Rozhledna Doubravka. Martin Rajniš, David Kubík, Tomáš Kosnar, Sven Nevlida. Source:

One of the five Global Awards for Sustainable Architecture 2014 awardees, Czech architect Martin Rajniš, lectures at the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki on Wednesday 26 November 2014 at 18:00. His lecture is entitled Experimental Wooden Constructions and it will be held in English. Martin Rajniš, b. 1944 in Prague, is known for his life-long career in ecological design and wooden architecture. He has also …

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Suomi Seven exhibition praised in Designboom


There is no doubt that Finland is enjoying an architectural revival. — Designboom, Suomi Seven introduces Finland’s emerging generation of architects. 19 November, 2014 The Suomi Seven architecture exhibition, on display at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in Frankfurt, Germany, has gained much media coverage, the most recent one being by notable digital design and architecture magazine Designboom. Their news post dated 19 November 2014 discusses …

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Finnish Architectural Review 5/2014: Care architecture


The newest issue of the Finnish Architectural Review focuses on contemporary hospital architecture. The review discusses the changing ideals of care facilities and presents hospital designs from various parts of Finland. Healthcare systems are changing in Finland even though the protracted reform of health and social welfare services appears to be bogged down. At the same time, hospitals are being rebuilt: …

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Sakari Laitinen’s art on display in Wolfsburg, Germany


Finnish architect Sakari Laitinen‘s (b. 1937) recent paintings, collages, reliefs and other works are exhibited in the City Gallery at the Alvar Aalto Kulturhaus in Wolfsburg, Germany. Laitinen, a former co-worker of Alvar Aalto, has a multiple artistic career ranging from architecture and design to visual arts. The exhibition entitled Preoccupations III is jointly organised by Alvar-Aalto Gesellschaft Deutschland, Forum Architektur der Stadt Wolfsburg and Der Kunstverein Wolfsburg. The exhibition …

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Aalto University Department of Architecture is recruiting


Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture is seeking new university lecturers in the following fields: Landscape Design and Construction History of Architecture Urban Planning The closing date for applications is 9 November 2014. The positions require fluency in Finnish and will be based at the Department of Architecture, Espoo, Finland. Complete position descriptions are available in Finnish at  

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MX_SI’s Gösta pavilion featured on Dezeen

Gösta's Pavilion by MX_SI shortlisted for SAFA's Finlandia Prize for Architecture. Photo: Pedro Pegenaute.

Dezeen magazine has published an article with some delicious photographs by Pedro Pegenaute about the Gösta pavilion designed by Spanish MX_SI for the Serlachius Museums in Mänttä, Finland. The pavilion is also shortlisted for the Finlandia Prize for Architecture established by the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA. The winner will be announced next week on Tuesday, 4 November 2014 in Helsinki. See for yourself:

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Re-Creation. The Resilience of Architecture – What Next?

Photo: Coen Ruys.

Museum of Finnish Architecture and Architecture Information Centre Finland invite you to join the open discussion Re-Creation. The Resilience of Architecture – What’s Next? at the Alvar Aalto Pavilion of Finland, Giardini di Castello, Venice on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 at 13:00–14:00. Re-Creation brings the art of making back to the forefront. It shows how, despite and within the robust tendencies towards abstraction …

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Shared Cities – Northern Perspectives. Seminar at MFA


The Museum of Finnish Architecture invites to participate in a seminar discussing urban public space. The seminar will take place at the Museum (Kasarmikatu 24, 00130 Helsinki, Finland) on Thursday, 6 November 2014 at 13–17:30. Background Designing and revitalizing urban public spaces has been occurring in many European cities lately. However, the notion of public space itself has many forms and can be …

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Ideas Competition for Pärnu Passenger Terminal


Pärnu Municipal Government has announced an international architectural design competition for the Rail Baltic Pärnu passenger terminal. Rail Baltic is an international rail link that connects Estonia to Central and Western Europe as well as to neighbouring countries. The objective is to find the best comprehensive spatial plan for Pärnu’s Rail Baltic passenger terminal and its immediate surroundings. The competition area …

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