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Our new NAVI architecture database is now open

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The Architecture Information Centre Finland has launched a brand new online service which assists you in navigating top projects of Finnish architecture. The map-based Finnish Architecture Navigator, NAVI in short, provides basic data about both the architects and the buildings’ historical details, topped with photographs and architectural drawings. You can share the projects on Facebook and Twitter and bookmark your …

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From Border to Home – Preview to the Finnish Pavilion

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Encounters in the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Preview to Finnish Pavilion. In the middle of the last minute preparations, the team behind the Finnish Pavilion took a few minutes to talk of the exhibition. Comissioner Juulia Kauste and curator Marco Steinberg highlight here the themes and the background of the exhibition. The Finnish pavilion Alvar Aalto at the 15th International …

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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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OOPEAA’s Puukuokka housing block shortlisted for The Plan Awards 2015

The Puukuokka housing block in Jyväskylä by OOPEAA. Photo by Mikko Auerniitty.

The Puukuokka housing block designed by Anssi Lassila’s OOPEAA has been shortlisted for The Plan Awards 2015. The Plan Awards have been created and promoted by The Plan, an Italian architecture journal, to promote the work done by designers, academics, critics and students in the fields of architecture, design and city planning. The winners will be announced on 20 May, …

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Call for Abstracts and Registration: Housing and Welfare conference in Copenhagen

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The Center of Housing Research in Denmark and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture in Copenhagen call for abstracts for the conference on Housing and Welfare – Boundaries|Encounters|Connections. The extended deadline for abstracts is on 23 March and for registration 30 March, 2015. The conference will take place between 7–9 May, 2015, in Copenhagen, and it focuses …

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The User – a Thousand-Headed Monster?

Image by Juho Hiilivirta for Antti Pirinen's essay in The Finnish Architectural Review 4/2014. Image by courtesy of ARK.

Antti Pirinen, who recently finished his doctor of arts degree at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, His dissertation entitled Dwelling as Product: Perspectives on Housing, Users and the Expansion of Design (Aalto ARTS Books 2014) argued that dwelling increasingly resembles other industrial products and as such, should be approached as a composite adaptive product embedded in material reality that mediates the intentions of producers, designers, …

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Competition for the Ravirata Area in Vaasa won by Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden

Aerial view of the winning proposal by Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden.

Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden win open urban planning competition for the Ravirata area in Vaasa, Finland. The competition, the programme of which was to study the land use for a new housing district on a former trotting course of 16,7 ha, received 63 entries. The winning team behind the victorious entry named Inside Outside Vaasa are Martin Arfalk, Patrick Verhoeven, Nicholas Bigelow, Andrei …

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Berlin in search of new urban living

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Finnish architects Pia Ilonen and Rosemarie Schnitzler have succeeded in designing cost-efficient, contemporary urban housing for the 21st century Berlin. Architect SAFA Tarja Nurmi writes about the Team Talli & Schnitzler’s project and the recent Berlin workshop.   Urban Living – Neue Formen des städtischen Wohnens A decision was made in Berlin following last autumn’s German federal election to cancel …

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