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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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Finnish Architectural Review 4/2015: Schools & Guggenheim

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The newest issue of the Finnish Architectural Review addresses two topical themes: the Guggenheim Helsinki architectural competition, which gained a lot of media coverage during the summer, and the current domestic boom in school building, of which two impressive cases are presented. Guggenheim Helsinki is a unique urban design and museum project due to its enormous media visibility. The issue launches an extensive presentation …

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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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Finnish Architectural Review 3/2015: The small-scale city

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The newest issue of the Finnish Architectural Review discusses small scale especially within the framework of urban housing.  Professor Hannu Huttunen highlights an alternative to tall and big which have in recent years dominated the debate about the Finnish city. According to Huttunen, a vibrant city can grow also at a small scale. For example, in the metropolis of London, …

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