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The Finnish Association of Women Architects Architecta celebrates its 75 year jubilee

Architecta's excursion to Denmark in 1951. photo: Salme Setälä / Architecta’s archives, The National Archives

Finland has been a forerunner of gender equality in architecture education: the first woman graduated as architect in Helsinki already in the 19th century. Pirkko-Liisa Schulman, Chair of Architecta, talks about the birth of the association and its activities since 1942. The article has been published in the Finnish Architectural Review 2/2017. In celebration of its 75 year jubilee Architecta …

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The Finnish Architectural Review 2/2017: school buildings and women in architecture

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The latest issue of Arkkitehti – Finnish Architectural Review talks about school architecture and sheds light on Finland’s long history of women practicing architecture. Schools are constantly evolving. The positive trend of the new school architecture being of high quality and vibrant has been generally overshadowed in the media by the moisture and indoor air quality problems in older school …

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The Finnish Architectural Review 1/2017: Modernism, time, patina

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The latest issue of Arkkitehti – the Finnish Architectural Review discusses the principles and practices of the renovation of modernism. The vast majority of Finland’s building stock is modernist architecture built since the country became independent in 1917. These buildings will in the coming years increasingly be restored, repaired, altered, expanded and even demolished. Arkkitehti begins the centenary anniversary of …

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The Finnish Architectural Review 2/2015: Public building

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The newest issue of the Finnish Architectural Review 2/2016 discusses public building. How to secure the services of a welfare society and, at the same time, find places to cut public expenditure – these issues have become permanent fixtures on the political agenda. The solutions also affect the built environment. One example of this is the placement of libraries and other …

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The Finnish Architectural Review 2/2016: New ideas for an agile information centre

Hanna Harris, Director of the Architecture Information Centre Finland. Photo: Niclas Mäkelä.

By courtesy of the Finnish Architectural Review (Arkkitehti), we are proud to re-publish Paula Holmila’s recent interview with Hanna Harris, the new director of the Architecture Information Centre Finland. New ideas for an agile information centre The Architecture Information Centre Finland was established three years ago to promote knowledge about Finnish architecture both nationally and abroad. During these first years the …

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Finnish Architectural Review 1/2016: Renovation

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Building renovation has been on the increase and will continue to do so in the future. A successful renovation requires careful planning customised to the situation. The latest issue of the Finnish Architectural Review (Arkkitehti) discusses skilful renovations of significant buildings with very different starting points and methods, but in all cases the original architecture has been treated with respect. For …

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Architecture can bring people together

Alvar Aalto Symposium 2015. Rahul Mehotra. Photo by Aino Salmi.

Indian architect Rahul Mehrotra believes that through his work he can eliminate barriers between different groups of people. He was one of the speakers at this year’s Alvar Aalto Symposium. “You cannot be an architect in India, unless you are also a humanist,” says architect Rahul Mehrotra (b. 1959). He established RMA Architects in Mumbai in 1990 and now the …

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Finnish Architectural Review 6/2015: global village

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The latest issue of the Finnish Architectural Review travels through less-known areas of architecture, from Vietnam to Taiwan and via India to Tanzania. Also more familiar countries, Japan, Switzerland and Austria, are visited. All the buildings featured in the issue are designed by Finnish architects but are located in different countries. The architect trio Hollmén Reuter Sandman designed a women’s …

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Finnish Architectural Review 5/2015: Urban infill and Ring Rail Line

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The latest issue of the Finnish Architectural Review discusses the topical phenomena of urban planning: infill development and the growing importance of rail traffic. Last summer a new railway connection was inaugurated in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The Ring Rail Line connects the city centre with the Helsinki-Vantaa airport and opened new possibilities in the urban development of the area. The issue …

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