Tag Archives: Biennial Review 2014

Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2014 now on display in Jyväskylä

JKMM Architects. Seinäjoki City Library "Apila". Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo.

The selected highlights of the most recent Finnish architecture – Finnish Architecture. Biennial Review 2014 – are now exhibited in Jyväskylä. The exhibition is open at the Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery during 23 January – 15 March 2015. After Jyväskylä, the many-sided exhibition, which was launched at the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki in June 2014, will travel abroad. …

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Finnish Architecture: How Should We Call It?

Finlandia hall by Alvar Aalto

Marina Bermejo, a student of architecture from Spain, spent an academic year as an exchange student at the Oulu University, Faculty of Architecture recently. As a part of her studies, she explored the meaning of cultural significance as defined in the Madrid Document 2011 in terms of contemporary Finnish architecture. This article is an excerpt of her essay written for the Research and Theory of Architecture course under the …

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Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2014 featured at archi.ru

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

The Russian archi.ru 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: archi.ru/world/56212/finlyandiya-stroit. 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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Archimedes’ principle: Arctia Headquarters by K2S Architects

Arctia Shipping Headquarters, Helsinki 2013, by K2S Architects. Photo: Mika Huisman.

The buoyantly big floating office of Arctia Headquarters by K2S Architects has won well-deserved acclaim, most recently the Popular Choice prize in the Office Building Low Rise (1-4 Floors) category of Architizer A+ Awards 2014. By courtesy of the Finnish Architectural Review, we are happy to re-published architect Juha Ilonen’s perceptive essay about the building, which was published in the Finnish Architectural Review, …

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House M-M: Cosy Grandezza

House M-M (Tuomas Siitonen, 2013). Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo / www.uusheimo.com.

Architecture critic Tarja Nurmi reviews House M-M designed by architect Tuomas Siitonen. The market for private houses and homes in Finland has for some time been overly dominated by so-called pre-fab or catalogue houses. Only a small percentage of private houses are designed specifically for an individual client or family, tailored for a certain site, and designed down to the …

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Photo Poem: Kulttuuritalo by Marc Goodwin

Photo Poem: Kultturitalo by Marc Goodwin © Architecture Information Centre Finland 2014

Kulttuuritalo (The House of Culture, Helsinki) has a legendary status in the Helsinki scenery. For decades, its distinctive architecture designed by Alvar Aalto has stood guard of Sturenkatu, one of the the arterial road east of the city centre. Despite the strictly political origins of the building, it has managed to house a number of events that have affected all …

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