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50th anniversary of architect Viljo Revell’s passing

Makkaratalo, Helsinki, 1967. Photo credit: Didrichsen Art Museum.

Saturday the 8th of November 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of architect Viljo Revell’s passing. Revell was born on the 25th of January 1910 in Vaasa and faced premature death on the 8th of November 1964 in Helsinki. Revell is recognised as a progressive architect with a versatile career. He had a positive outlook on the architectural possibilities offered by swiftly developing building technology and industrial housing production. …

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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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