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Pallasmaa Makes a Return to Italy

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Juhani Pallasmaa, the well-known Finnish architect and theorist, highly-regarded in international circles partly for his long term of service on the jury that assigns the Pritzker Prize, visited as a guest speaker and protagonist at a series of three conferences in Italy in March. The conferences gave Pallasmaa the ideal platform to present an Italian audience with his ideas and …

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Interview with Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano: Architects and the secret hidden agenda

Arvo Pärt Centre, Laulasmaa, Estonia. Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, 2014–15. Project image by courtesy of the architects.

The Alvar Aalto Medal, presented during the recent Architecture Day seminar on 3 February, 2015, was this time awarded to the Spanish architect couple Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano. Architects Francesc Palomeras and Tiia Ettala interviewed the awardees in Hotel Klaus K in Helsinki before attending the award ceremony. This interview is a translation of the text “Arkkitehdit ja salainen missio”, …

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New Finnish brick architecture featured in Italian Costruire in Laterizio February 2015 issue

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Costruire in Laterizio, an Italian brick architecture and construction magazine, dedicates its February 2015 issue #161 to new Finnish brick architecture. The magazine features schools and housing designs by Oopeaa and Serum Architects, Alt Architects, Playa Architects, Architects Hannunkari & Mäkipaja, Verstas Architects and Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects Ltd. The presented projects exemplify creative use of brick especially in facade design and …

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Tallinn Architecture Biennale: Invitation to a vision competition “Epicentre of Tallinn”

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Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB is an international architecture festival which will be organised between 9 September and 18 October 2015 under the title “Self-Driven City”. As a part of the forthcoming festival, TAB has announced the vision competition “Epicentre of Tallinn” to find a design solution for intersections in the future, when only self-driving 
cars will drive on the city …

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Juhani Pallasmaa gives three lectures in Italy 23–27.3.2015: Architectural Atmospheres of the North

Juhani Pallasmaa, La Mano che Pensa, Safarà Editore 2014. Photo: Arianna Callocchia.

Italian publishing house Safarà Editore together with Lombardini22 will host a series of lectures in Italy by esteemed Finnish architectural philosopher, professor Juhani Pallasmaa. The lectures will discuss Architectural Atmospheres in the North and take place in Rome, Milan and Gagliari between 23 and 27 March, 2015 with the following schedule: Rome, 23 March, 2015: Forest Architecture. Landscape, space and …

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Europan 13 launched: Finnish competition sites in Espoo, Seinäjoki and Jyväskylä

Kortepohja competition area in Jyväskylä.

The 13th season of Europan architectural competitions is now open and offers three exciting competition areas in Finland for young professionals of the architectural and urban design. The generic theme is The Adaptable City 2 with three specific topics: Welfare State versus Self-organization; Segregation versus Sharing; and Object versus Project (process). The three competition areas for the Europan 13 in …

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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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Ideas competition for students and young professionals: Art Center in Portugal

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ARKxSITE invites young professionals and students of architecture under 40 years of age to participate in an international ideas competition for a contemporary Art Center located within the Fortress of Cresmina in Cascais, Portugal. Registration is open until 25 May, 2015. For more information about the competition and the ARKxSITE platform, please visit www.arkxsite.com.

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Phantom Pain: On healing from terrorism with architecture

Phantom Pain, sketches. Illustration: Kaleidoscope.

Emmi Keskisarja and Miia-Liina Tommila are two young Finnish architects whose Finnish-Norwegian team Kaleidoscope won the Europan 12 competition in Asker, Norway, in December 2013. Finnisharchitecture.fi presented their competition entry in our Close-Up article, but now we meet them again. We interviewed Emmi Keskisarja and Miia-Liina Tommila about their new, compelling but challenging project which they did together with Tone …

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