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The Nordic Pavilion exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016


The Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 will discuss the so-called “Nordic Spirit” in recent architecture of Finland, Sweden and Norway. The 300 projects are exhibited under the title “In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face” and the exhibition has been thematised into three categories. Foundational exemplifies architecture that cares for basic needs; Belonging focuses on architecture that embodies or encourages public engagement; and Recognition is about …

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Transformation in Helsinki: Shenzhen Biennale exhibition has come to an end

Photo by Juho Haavisto / MFA.

UABB Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen, 4.12.2015–4.3.2016.  The Finnish contribution to the 2015 Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture titled “WAY – Seaway, Railway, Bikeway” described the transformations that have taken place in Helsinki during the last 200 years. Finland now participated for the second time in the major Biennale held in Shenzhen, the major Chinese city immediately north of Hong Kong. …

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In sickness and in health – supportive architecture

Illustration of Espoo Hospital. The Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Finnish
Association of Architects are holding an exhibition at the Museum of
Finnish Architecture showcasing hospital and health care from
the late 19th century to the present day. Photo by K2S Architects.

As part of its series on architectural competitions, the Museum of Finnish Architecture is holding an exhibition on the history of buildings designed for cure and care in Finland in its two halls until 5 June 2016. The material consists of drawings, photographs and texts as well as models and moving images. The exhibition also comprises lectures and discussions. Hospitals are …

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Exhibition about the work of Nordic architecture collective in Mexico

SoN Exhibition in Finland. Photo by Anna Autio

An exhibition about the work of Nordic architecture collective South of North in Guadalaraja, Mexico on September 29 – October 15 2015 South of North is a collective of twelve young Nordic architecture practices working in the non-profit sector in developing regions. The South of North traveling exhibition was presented for the first time in Helsinki as part of the …

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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 1909 Nordic Meeting of Architects now included in The Guests of Hvitträsk exhibition

Eliel Saarinen, Loja Saarinen, Olga Gummerus-Ehrström and others. Photo: Cranbrook Archives.

Hvitträsk, the rural studio home of architects Eliel Saarinen, Armas Lindgren and Herman Gesellius built between 1901–1903 in Kirkkonummi, housed many social functions and gatherings among the residents and their vast international circle of friends, colleagues, clients and acquaintances. The summer exhibition The Guests of Hvitträsk exhibits what sort of social functions took place at Hvitträsk and a gallery of …

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Aalto’s summer paradises at the Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä

Weekend house by Alvar Aalto for the Insulite Company of Finland. The house was on display at the Paris World Fair in 1937. Drawing from the Alvar Aalto Museum collections.

Alvar Aalto’s prolific career included designs for more than 100 summer homes. A carefully curated selection of these is now on display at the Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä in the delightfully sunny gallery exhibition La Dolce Vita – Summer Paradises by Alvar Aalto. The exhibition embraces the versatility of Aalto’s architecture including various versions for pre-fabricated holiday homes, competition …

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Pleasant it is to be when death is near. Alvar Aalto’s unrealized cemetery and funeral chapel designs in Jyväskylä

Malmi funeral chapel, Alvar Aalto 1950. Main chapel courtyard is bounded by the hillock and colonnade for urn burials. Sketch. Alvar Aalto Museum / Collection.

Hyvä on olla, kun on lähellä kuolemaa.
 Pleasant it is to be when death is near.
 – Uuno Kailas, 1931; English translation Sofia Singler Città dei Morti – City of the Dead, the spring exhibition at the Alvar Aalto Museum gallery in Jyväskylä, on until 17.05.2015, welcomes its visitors with the above quote from Uuno Kaila’s poem “In the Morning”, …

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