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Alvar Aalto by Maija Holma in present-day Tehran

Exhibition opening, Maija Holma: Alvar Aalto – A Gentler Structure for Life, Artists’ Forum, Tehran.

The photographic exhibition Alvar Aalto – A Gentler Structure for Life by photographer Maija Holma was the first exhibition of Finnish architecture ever to be held in Iran. Maija Holma talks about the contents of the exhibition, which was favourably received by the Tehran public, as well as her experiences in the encounter between Finnish and Iranian culture.  Photographic exhibition: Alvar Aalto – …

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Significant donation from Nordea to Museum of Finnish Architecture

Lars Sonck and Valter Jung: Privatbanken aka Jugendsali, Helsinki 1904. Photo: Nils Wasastjerna.

Nordea Bank Finland Plc has made a significant donation to the Museum of Finnish Architecture. The contribution of hundreds of historically valuable drawings include, to name a few, the originals for the Jugendsali interior signed by Lars Sonck himself in 1903; Selim A. Lindqvist’s exquisite originals for the Aleksi 13 department store facade from 1898; and the extraordinary drawings for the refurbishment …

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The Tel Aviv facet of the International Style

Tel Aviv exhibition at the Museum of Finnish Architecture. Photo: Juho Haavisto and MFA.

The White City of Tel Aviv Exhibition at the Museum of Finnish Architecture 12 February – 30 March, 2014. When one thinks about architectural functionalism in architecture, one visualises the pure, white, austere forms of functionalistic buildings. If critical, one may also frown on the monotonic uniformity of typical Western cityscapes and the ideals of functionalist city planning which in …

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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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Call for Applications: Boarding 2014 in Bordeaux, France


The esteemed architecture centre Arc en Rêve Centre d’Architecture established in 1981 in Bordeaux, France, together with École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux invite European architects, designers, landscape architects and urban designers, who have graduated after 2012, to submit projects to the Boarding exhibition organised in summer 2014. The theme for 2014 is interaction. The target of the …

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Images from a perspective without horizons

Ulla-Maija Alanen: Sikisi / Conceived, 2013.

Review of Ulla-Maija Alanen’s Human Space art exhibition at the Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery, Jyväskylä (7 February – 30 March 2014).    Architectonic experiences are often depicted either as impressions linked to the use of space or moods that arise from the space. In modern art-speak, the notion of the observer has extended from the gaze to corporality, emphasising the …

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Found in Translation: Re-Creation in Shenzhen, China

Re-Creation. Installation by Lassila & Hirvilammi Architects at Shenzhen biennale, 2014. Photo: Pekka Turunen / MFA.

In the comedy-drama Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003), the main characters meet in Tokyo, but despite their apparent mutual attraction, the couple face intrinsic loneliness as they become to realise an irreconcilable difference between their life situations. The translatability of meanings seems to work more agreeably in architecture than in relationships. Museum of Finnish Architecture has taken an intriguing …

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