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Maximal | Minimal: Alvar Aalto Design Seminar 27–28 August, 2016

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The 8th International Alvar Aalto Design Seminar titled Maximal | Minimal will discuss an array of topics from arts & crafts to the lighting of cities and ecologically sustainable manufacturing. The seminar will be chaired by esteemed interior architect, Professor Simo Heikkilä and it will take place on 27–28, August, 2016, in Jyväskylä, Finland. For further information about the event, the programme and tickets, please visit: www.alvaraaltodesignseminar.fi.

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Nieto Sobajeno Arquitectos lecture at Aalto University on 27th April, 2016

Arvo Pärt Centre, Laulasmaa, Estonia. Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, 2014–15. Project image by courtesy of the architects.

The winners of the prestigious Alvar Aalto Medal 2015, architects Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobajeno from Nieto Sobajeno Arquitectos will give a public lecture titled Atlas at the Aalto University, Department of Architecture, on Wednesday, 27th April, 2016, at 18:00. Venue address: Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture, Lecture Hall A1, Otakaari 1 x (the old department …

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The 13th Alvar Aalto Symposium will discuss the making of architecture

University of Jyväskylä (1956). Photo: © Alvar Aalto Museum / Maija Holma.

The 13th International Alvar Aalto Symposium has invited an impressive group of renowned architects who will share their motives, sources of inspiration and methods in creating architecture. According to the organisers, there will be no project presentations but diving into the world of doing and creating architecture from the perspectives of LOCAL, SOCIAL, DIGITAL and MATERIAL. This year’s keynote speakers …

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Materiality and the Magic of Light. Wolfgang Jean Stock on sacral architecture in Finland in the 21st century

Otaniemi Chapel by architects Heikki and Kaija Siren. Competition in 1954, completed in 1957. Photo: Marc Goodwin.

Wolfgang Jean Stock, the German historian and architecture critic and esteemed scholar of Finnish architecture, has recently published a book about Finnish churches and chapels of the 21st century. By courtesy of the Finnish Architectural Review 2/2015, we are proud to re-publish his article discussing contemporary religious architecture in Finland. Materiality and the Magic of Light All great Finnish architects …

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Aalto’s summer paradises at the Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä

Weekend house by Alvar Aalto for the Insulite Company of Finland. The house was on display at the Paris World Fair in 1937. Drawing from the Alvar Aalto Museum collections.

Alvar Aalto’s prolific career included designs for more than 100 summer homes. A carefully curated selection of these is now on display at the Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä in the delightfully sunny gallery exhibition La Dolce Vita – Summer Paradises by Alvar Aalto. The exhibition embraces the versatility of Aalto’s architecture including various versions for pre-fabricated holiday homes, competition …

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Pleasant it is to be when death is near. Alvar Aalto’s unrealized cemetery and funeral chapel designs in Jyväskylä

Malmi funeral chapel, Alvar Aalto 1950. Main chapel courtyard is bounded by the hillock and colonnade for urn burials. Sketch. Alvar Aalto Museum / Collection.

Hyvä on olla, kun on lähellä kuolemaa.
 Pleasant it is to be when death is near.
 – Uuno Kailas, 1931; English translation Sofia Singler Città dei Morti – City of the Dead, the spring exhibition at the Alvar Aalto Museum gallery in Jyväskylä, on until 17.05.2015, welcomes its visitors with the above quote from Uuno Kaila’s poem “In the Morning”, …

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Interview with Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano: Architects and the secret hidden agenda

Arvo Pärt Centre, Laulasmaa, Estonia. Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, 2014–15. Project image by courtesy of the architects.

The Alvar Aalto Medal, presented during the recent Architecture Day seminar on 3 February, 2015, was this time awarded to the Spanish architect couple Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano. Architects Francesc Palomeras and Tiia Ettala interviewed the awardees in Hotel Klaus K in Helsinki before attending the award ceremony. This interview is a translation of the text “Arkkitehdit ja salainen missio”, …

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“Architecture is a reflection of our memory.” Video of the Alvar Aalto Medalists’ Award Speech now online

Enrique Sobejano and Fuensanta Nieto receive the Alvar Aalto Medal in Helsinki on 3 February, 2015. Photo: Juho Haavisto / MFA.

The highly regarded Alvar Aalto Medal was awared to Spanish architects Enrique Sobejano and Fuensanta Nieto in Helsinki on 3 February, 2015. The award ceremony was the highlight of the Architecture Day festivities commemorating Aalto’s birthday. Architecture Information Centre Finland is proud to announce that the video recording of the Award Speeches by the esteemed architects is now available on …

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Architecture Day 2015: Alvar Aalto Medal to Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano

Enrique Sobejano and Fuensanta Nieto receive the Alvar Aalto Medal in Helsinki on 3 February, 2015. Photo: Juho Haavisto / MFA.

The Architecture Day, which marks Alvar Aalto’s birthday on 3rd February, was celebrated with an open seminar and the award ceremony of the prestigious Alvar Aalto Medal at the Helsinki City Hall yesterday. The Alvar Aalto Medal, now presented for the 12th time, was awarded to the Spanish architect duo Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano. The work of Nieto and …

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