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The 13th Alvar Aalto Symposium will discuss the making of architecture

University of Jyväskylä (1956). Photo: © Alvar Aalto Museum / Maija Holma.

The 13th International Alvar Aalto Symposium has invited an impressive group of renowned architects who will share their motives, sources of inspiration and methods in creating architecture. According to the organisers, there will be no project presentations but diving into the world of doing and creating architecture from the perspectives of LOCAL, SOCIAL, DIGITAL and MATERIAL. This year’s keynote speakers …

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Project Baltia invites to participate in a landscape design competition in St. Petersburg

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Project Baltia, an online architecture magazine of architecture and design from Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, and North-West Russia, has announced a competition to develop part of the bank of the River Okhta abutting the Novaya Okhta development in St.Petersburg. The competition is organised within the frame of AlterSPb project in the Youth Educational Center of State Hermitage Museum by Project …

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Architizer A+ Awards 2015 Special Mention to the Biofore House by Helin & Co

Biofore House: UPM Group head office by Helin & Co Architects (2013). Photo: Marc Goodwin, by courtesy of Helin & Co.

Architect Pekka Helin and his team at Helin & Co Architects have received the Architizer A+Awards 2015 Special Mention in the Office – Mid Rise (5–15 floors) Category for their design of the Biofore House in Helsinki. The building houses the head office of the Finnish pulp, paper, timber and biofuels manufacturer UPM. Helin & Co Architects has gained a …

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Locus Foundation awards Marco Casagrande with the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture

Marco Casagrande. Photo: Ville Malja.

Marco Casagrande is one of the five awardees of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2015. Casagrande (b. 1971) is an internationally accalaimed Finnish architect, environmental artist and architectural theorist. He is the principal of the Casagrande Laboratory based in Finland and together with Hsieh Ying-Chun and Roan Ching-Yueh a partner of WEAK! based in Taiwan. The other Global Award …

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Hedwig Heinsman from DUS Architects: “Our objective is to consciously influence people’s everyday life”.

COCOON lounge space woven from 3 km inner bicycle tubes. Image credits: DUS Architects.

Hedwig Heinsman is one of the three founding members of the Amsterdam-based office DUS Architects. The young office boldly searches for interesting projects and ambitiously follows them through. Heinsman arrives in Finland in May, when she is a guest speaker at the Arkkitehtipäivät [Architect Days] event in Jyväskylä on 22.–23.5.2015. Architect Aino Toivonen interviewed Hedwig Heinsman with reference to her …

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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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UIA-HYP Cup 2015 International Student Competition in Architectural Design

2015 HYP Competition Poster

The School of Architecture and the University of Tianjin and the Chinese press group, Urban Environmental Design (UED) have announced the fourth edition of the UIA-HYP Cup 2015, the annual international competition open to students enrolled in any accredited school of architecture in the world. The language of the competition is English. The competition topic is Transformation: Place, Tradition and …

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Architecture and Empathy seminar will discuss mirror neurons with Vittorio Gallese

Rut Bryk, Venetian Palace, 1955. Photo: Pirjo Honkasalo / Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation.

Celebrating the  centenaries of the births of Tapio Wirkkala (1915–1985) and Rut Bryk (1916–1999), two influential figures in Finnish design, the Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation invites to participate in their third jubilee seminar titled “Empathy in Architecture – Emotion and Embodied Simulation in Design” on 21 April 2015 in Helsinki. In addition to Dr. Prof. Vittorio Gallese , the …

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