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JKMM Architects chosen in the “IN practice” book of best European architecture firms

The four parters of the JKMM Architects. From the left: Samuli Miettinen, Asmo Jaaksi, Juha Mäki-Jyllilä and Teemu Kurkela. Photo by Akseli Valmunen.

The “IN practice” research project and high-profile international network has selected JKMM Architects from Finland to be included in their new book of best European architecture firms operating outside of the so-called “starchitect” elite. The book, which represents the state of committed architecture in Europe, will be published at Palazzo Windmann on the 26th May, 2016, in conjuction with the opening …

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Forum Wood Building Nordic 2016 Conference in June at the Aalto University

Image from the Annual Rings 1994-2014 exhibition at the Museum of Finnish Architecture in 2014. Photo: AV/Archinfo.

The forefront of architects, engineers, researchers and business leaders working on wood in architecture, construction, production and building will gather at the 5th Forum Wood Building Nordic conference which will be held at the Aalto University in Espoo between 15th and 17th June, 2016. The topics discussed at the 3-day conference range from emerging technologies and restoration to business cases and timber structures. Keynote speakers …

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Aalto loved Italy and Italians love Aalto

Alvar Aalto's sketch for the Riola church and parish centre. Bologna, Riola di Vergato, Piazza Alvar Aalto. 1966–69, 1975–80, 1984–85. © Alvar Aalto Museum.

Once again Italy pays tribute to the famous Finnish architect and designer, Alvar Aalto. In 1964, the Milan Polytechnic awarded him an Honorary Degree in occasion of its centenary. This year, it organized an international seminar entitled “Alvar Aalto e l’Italia”, Alvar Aalto and Italy. The 2-day conference was held on 13–14 January, 2016 in the Rogers lecture hall of …

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The Nordic Pavilion exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

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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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Bridge the Gap competition: design a bridge in Venice

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The Austrian initiative for built environment education for young people Bink invites to participate in a competition for designing an easily constructed, mobile, temporary and light bridge which will be built on location in Venice in 2016. The competition is a part of the International Symposium of architectural & built environment education for young people organised on 21–22 October, 2016, during the International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale …

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Kunlé Adeyemi in Architecture Speaks lecture series

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The Architecture Speaks lecture series will continue with a discussion with Kunlé Adeyemi on Thursday 3rd March at 18:00 at the Museum of Finnish Architecture and with Adeyemi’s lecture on Friday 4th March, 2016 at 10:00 at the Aalto University, Department of Architecture. The Architecture Speaks series is composed by Jenni Reuter, the newly appointed professor of architectural principles and …

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Rasmus Wærn in Architecture Speaks on Wednesday 27th January, 2016

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The intriguing Architecture Speaks lecture series composed by the newly appointed professor of architectural principles and theory Jenni Reuter at the Aalto University Department of Architecture will open with two lectures by Rasmus Wærn on Wednesday 27th January, 2016. The morning lecture at 10:00 at the Aalto Department of Architecture (Miestentie 3, Otaniemi, Espoo) questions: Is architecture necessary? And what …

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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 School of Exile: A new book on architect Timo Penttilä (1931–2011)

View of the lobby of Helsinki City Theatre by Timo Penttilä, 1969. Photo: Kari Häkli, 1969. Photo source: www.finna.fi / CC BY-ND 4.0.

Finnish architect Timo Penttilä (1931–2011) is undoubtedly best known for the design of the Helsinki City Theatre (1960–67), a building which merges with the surrounding park landscape. A new book by Roger Connah, The School of Exile – Timo Penttilä for and against architecture theory, looks into Penttilä’s intriguing career and his peculiar role in Finnish architecture. About Timo Penttilä …

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