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From Border to Home – where are we now?

Con MOI workshop at Ex Moi refugee village in Torino, Italy. photo: Marguerite Kahrl / Con MOI

How has Europe responded to the asylum seekers’ housing needs? Could integration be facilitated by means of architecture? The seminar held at Maunula House on 21 March provided examples from Austria and Italy and discussed Finland’s situation. A round-the-clock demonstration has been going on at the Helsinki Railway Square since the beginning of February. Asylum seekers have set up their …

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Venice Biennale Main Exhibition: Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects. Slowness Dignified.

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Slowness dignified: The work of Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects. As the only Finnish participant, Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects were invited to take part in the main exhibition of the Venice Biennale. Architects Saija Hollmén, Jenni Reuter and Helena Sandman are known for their work in humanitarian architecture in, for instance, Senegal, Tanzania and India, and have received extensive international recognition for their work. …

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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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In Therapy? Preview to the Nordic Pavilion exhibition

David Basulto and James Taylor Foster at the Nordic Pavilion in Venice Architecture Biennale 2016. Photo: Inari Virkkala.

Our correspondant in Venice, architect Inari Virkkala, has met the core team behind the exhibition at the Nordic Pavillion: curator David Basulto and assistant curator James Taylor Foster from Archdaily, and Karin Åberg Waern, the comissioner from ArkDes, the Swedish centre for architecture and design. The team share some insights to the In Therapy exhibition at the Nordic Pavilion. Encounters in …

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History of Finnish Architecture – Lecture Course on 5th–15th April

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The lecture course History of Finnish Architecture is an introductory package of the history of Finnish architecture. The course is organised by the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in collaboration with the Museum of Finnish Architecture. The course leader is Netta Böök (architect M.Sc.) and the lectures will be held at the Museum of Finnish Architecture. Lectures …

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Rasmus Wærn and Hélène Binet open the Architecture Speaks lecture series

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The Department of Architecture at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture celebrates the newly apponted professor of architectural principles and theory Jenni Reuter with an inspiring  lecture series of 12 internationally recognized professionals of architecture. The Architecture Speaks series will span over 2016–2017 and open on Wednesday, 27th January, 2016, with two lectures by Rasmus Wærn. The next …

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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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Here and Now: conversations with Juhani Pallasmaa now available on DVD

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The video recordings of the conversations between professor, architect and internationally acclaimed writer and lecturer Juhani Pallasmaa and architect Severi Blomstedt, are now available on DVD and on sale at the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki. Two of the three video episodes have English subtitles. The Sammatti episode (58 min.) discusses architecture, creativity, visual arts, literature, philosophy and Gestalt …

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