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Alvar Aalto goes virtual


Google and Alvar Aalto Foundation have launched the first results of their partnership and opened two groundbreaking resources to serve the global community interested in Alvar Aalto, the Grand Master of Finnish architecture. The collaboration derives on mutual interests: one of Google’s Data Center is located in Hamina, Finland in the former cellulose factory designed by Aalto in 1951–53. The company sees the current collaboration as an initiative to …

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Finnish Architecture: How Should We Call It?

Finlandia hall by Alvar Aalto

Marina Bermejo, a student of architecture from Spain, spent an academic year as an exchange student at the Oulu University, Faculty of Architecture recently. As a part of her studies, she explored the meaning of cultural significance as defined in the Madrid Document 2011 in terms of contemporary Finnish architecture. This article is an excerpt of her essay written for the Research and Theory of Architecture course under the …

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Komitu receives honorable mention in the Re-thinking Future Awards 2014 competition

Kouk Khleang Youth Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: Susanna Alatalo.

Komitu – a group of Finnish architects and architecture students – has been awarded with an honorable mention for their Kouk Khleang Youth Centre in the international Re-thinking the Future Awards competition 2014. The award is to acknowledge the climate responsive work done by architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners and creative people from all over the world. The youth centre was opened in Phnom …

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UIA launches the new .archi domain for architects


International Union of Architects (UIA) has launched a new .archi domain accessible only to architects and to their organisations. Through .archi, UIA seeks to uphold its commitment to protect architects, to defend their interests and their independence and to promote their profession. To accord with the new domain service, UIA has moved its own internet site at www.uia.archi. Among the more than 300 …

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Impressive presentation of young Finnish architects in A10


The newest issue #58 of the European A10 architecture magazine dedicates five spreads to contemporary Finnish architecture and rising architectural offices. The focus Finland review is part of the magazine’s Eurovision article series and it has been edited by Indira van ‘t Klooster, editor-in-chief, who visited Finland in May 2014. She has collaborated with architect SAFA Tarja Nurmi, a long-term …

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