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New Books: IN practice & Forty and Famous

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During the Biennale Opening days, two books featuring Finnish architect offices were launched. The “IN practice” research project and high-profile international network selected JKMM Architects from Finland to be included in their new book of best European architecture firms operating outside of the so-called “starchitect” elite. The book, which represents the state of committed architecture in Europe, was published at Palazzo …

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JKMM Architects chosen in the “IN practice” book of best European architecture firms

The four parters of the JKMM Architects. From the left: Samuli Miettinen, Asmo Jaaksi, Juha Mäki-Jyllilä and Teemu Kurkela. Photo by Akseli Valmunen.

The “IN practice” research project and high-profile international network has selected JKMM Architects from Finland to be included in their new book of best European architecture firms operating outside of the so-called “starchitect” elite. The book, which represents the state of committed architecture in Europe, will be published at Palazzo Windmann on the 26th May, 2016, in conjuction with the opening …

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Rasmus Wærn in Architecture Speaks on Wednesday 27th January, 2016

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The intriguing Architecture Speaks lecture series composed by the newly appointed professor of architectural principles and theory Jenni Reuter at the Aalto University Department of Architecture will open with two lectures by Rasmus Wærn on Wednesday 27th January, 2016. The morning lecture at 10:00 at the Aalto Department of Architecture (Miestentie 3, Otaniemi, Espoo) questions: Is architecture necessary? And what …

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Finnish expertise in the Urban Living 2015 exhibition at DAZ in Berlin

Image from the proposal "Der Traum vom Einfamilienhaus in der Stadt" by Talli Ltd. & Architekturbüro R. Schnitzler, Helsinki. Image source: urbanliving.berlin.de/i/urbanliving/page/Talli_Ltd__Architekturbüro_R_Schnitzler.

URBAN LIVING Strategies for the Future has produced a book and an exhibition that highlight the outcomes of a recent international workshop on new, affordable living typologies, livable neighbourhoods and a resilient urban development for Berlin. The exhibition is on display at Deutsches Architektur Zentrum in Berlin until 4 July, 2015. Finnish architectural expertise is naturally included: the exhibition contains a …

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The School of Exile: A new book on architect Timo Penttilä (1931–2011)

View of the lobby of Helsinki City Theatre by Timo Penttilä, 1969. Photo: Kari Häkli, 1969. Photo source: www.finna.fi / CC BY-ND 4.0.

Finnish architect Timo Penttilä (1931–2011) is undoubtedly best known for the design of the Helsinki City Theatre (1960–67), a building which merges with the surrounding park landscape. A new book by Roger Connah, The School of Exile – Timo Penttilä for and against architecture theory, looks into Penttilä’s intriguing career and his peculiar role in Finnish architecture. About Timo Penttilä …

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New monograph on Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects

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Rakennustieto Publishing has issued a long-awaited book on the architectural works of the prize-winning Finnish partnership of Ilmari Lahdelma and Rainer Mahlamäki, principal partners of Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects.  The monograph is aptly timed with the first ever Finlandia Prize for Architecture, awarded to the History Museum of Polish Jews in Warsaw, where Rainer Mahlamäki acted as head designer. The new monograph presents …

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Artistic Psychoanalysis of Petrozavodsk

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Art historian and visual artist Kimmo Sarje, PhD (b. 1951), best known in Finnish architecture circles for his academic research on architect Sigurd Frosterus, increasingly utilises the aptitudes of his artistic-scholarly self to make, as an analytical observer, precise observations of the built environment. Sarje’s latest book An Apartment on the Prospect (Artemisia editzioni 2014) is a tiny but disquietingly …

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Italian-Finnish thoughts on creativity: Juhani Pallasmaa in Milan

Antonello Alici, Juhani Pallasmaa and Fulvio Irace in Milan on 26 February 2014. Photo: Claudia Castaldi.

Arianna Callocchia reports on Juhani Pallasmaa in Milan, Italy where the new Italian translation of The Thinking Hand (2009; La Mano che Pensa, Safarà Editore 2014) and the exhibition Studies in Silence has focused much attention. Italian-Finnish thoughts on creativity The architect and theorist Juhani Pallasmaa has returned once again to Italy as a guest speaker and the protagonist of a public …

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