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Suomi Seven: The emerging generation raises expectations at the Museum of Finnish Architecture


Suomi Seven: Emerging Architects from Finland, the spring exhibition at the Museum of Architecture in Helsinki, as its name suggests, presents seven Finnish architecture offices whose partners are still in their thirties and forties. The exhibition opens up an inspiring viewpoint on Finnish contemporary architecture, though one that also raises expectations. In the case of the offices that made the …

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Joyful glimpse of Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects’ portfolio at MFA

Photo Juho Haavisto / MFA.

In March, the small gallery at the Museum of Finnish Architecture showcases the long and triumphant career of Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects, rightfully regarded as one of the internationally most topical Finnish architectural practice at the moment. The exhibition is titled From Competition to Implementation – Projects 1982–2015 and it does exactly what it says on the tin: reminds of …

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Postmodernism at the Design Museum in Helsinki, Pop Art at Emma in Espoo

Markku Salo, Kuninkaiden laakso [Valley of the Kings], 1988. Nuutajärvi. Photo: Jean Barbier. Postmodernism 1980–1995 @Designmuseo.

“Less is a bore”? The Design Museum in Helsinki currently presents postmodern design and ideology in its spring exhibition Postmodernism 1980–1995. The show, which bravely tackles the recent history of Finnish design, focuses mainly on domestic furniture design, design objects and visual art. Postmodern architecture is presented only casually. The sole architectural exhibit is the architectural model of a day-care …

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Alvar Aalto Medal recipients exhibited at the Museum of Estonian Architecture

Nieto Sobajeno Arquitectos, Expansion of the San Telmo Museum. Photo by Roland Halbe.

The Museum of Estonian Architecture in Tallinn discusses contemporary architecture with an exhibition about the award-winning Spanish office, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Its founding partners Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano were recognised with the Alvar Aalto Medal in February 2015. The exhibition titled The Window and the Mirror is open for public between 13 February and 22 March, 2015. For more information …

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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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Supernatural, amazing, fabulous


LUX Helsinki is a five-day festival of light taking place in the Helsinki centre during 4–8 January 2015. Architect Anne Tervo paid a visit to the festival and tells about her impressions. Supernatural, amazing, fabulous On Sunday evenings it’s normally quiet in the centre of Helsinki. Presently, however, there are people milling around as if it was a May Day …

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Fine homage to Revell from the MFA archives


Petteri Kummala from the Museum of Finnish Architecture drawings collection has put on display a beautiful installation to pay homage to architect Viljo Revell. The 3rd floor landing calls to examine Revell’s original drawing for his own family house to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The house project was designed between 1959–61 following the winning of the international competition to design the Toronto City Hall in 1958. The 8th of November, 2014 marked the …

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B&M’s Al Jufrah administration centre at La Triennale di Milano Africa exhibition

Administration Centre, Al Jufrah, Libya. B&M Architects, 2002. Photo: Jussi Tiainen by courtesy of B&M.

Triennale di Milano hosts until 28th December 2014 a special exhibition titled Africa: Big Changes Big Chances curated by Italian architect and scholar Benno Albrecht. The presentation focuses on urban architecture, rapid urbanisation and territorial changes taking place in many African countries. One of the projects showcased is the master plan and multipurpose complex designed by architects Jussi Murole and Daniel Bruun from …

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