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Wow! That euphoric feeling! An anniversary interview with Juha Leiviskä

Juha Leiviskä

Juha Leiviskä, who turned 80 this March, has had a stressful spring. The media has been bugging him for his opinion on the big questions facing architecture, though his head is still reeling from an arduous trip to London. The Architectural Review had invited Leiviskä to assess numerous sacral buildings for the AR Faith Awards. — It was shocking. During …

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Meet the Makers of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: ALA Architects

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ALA Architects participates in the Nordic pavilion exhibition at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. Their In Focus project is their breakthrough design for the Kilden Performing Arts Centre which was completed in Kristiansand, Norway, in 2011. We talked with ALA’s founding partners Samuli Woolston, Juho Grönholm and Antti Nousjoki about their interpretations and expectations of the Venice Biennale …

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Meet the Makers of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: JKMM Architects

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JKMM Architects is one of the Finnish participants at the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice. Their amazing design for the new Seinäjoki City Library (2012) is exhibited among the In Focus projects of the Nordic pavilion exhibition “In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face”. Our Meet the Makers series continues with an interview with three of the four founding partners: Asmo Jaaksi, Teemu …

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Meet the Finnish Makers of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Anssi Lassila

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Our video interviews with the Finnish participants of the 15th International Architecture Biennale continues with architect SAFA Anssi Lassila. The Puukuokka housing block by Lassila’s OOPEAA is one of the In Focus projects of the Nordic pavilion exhibition “In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face”. Finland at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Meet the Makers video series Interview – Anni Vartola Camera, …

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The Finnish Architectural Review 2/2016: New ideas for an agile information centre

Hanna Harris, Director of the Architecture Information Centre Finland. Photo: Niclas Mäkelä.

By courtesy of the Finnish Architectural Review (Arkkitehti), we are proud to re-publish Paula Holmila’s recent interview with Hanna Harris, the new director of the Architecture Information Centre Finland. New ideas for an agile information centre The Architecture Information Centre Finland was established three years ago to promote knowledge about Finnish architecture both nationally and abroad. During these first years the …

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Meet the Finnish Makers of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Rainer Mahlamäki

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Architecture Information Centre Finland continues the Meet the Makers video interviews with Rainer Mahlamäki, professor, architect SAFA. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects is one of the In Focus projects of the Nordic pavilion exhibition “In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face”. Finland at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Meet the Makers video series Interview – Anni Vartola Camera, Editing …

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Meet the Makers 2016: Hollmén Reuter Sandman

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Architecture Information Centre Finland continues the Meet the Makers series with a video interview with Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects who have been invited to display their work in the main exhibition of the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2016. Architects Saija Hollmén, Jenni Reuter and Helena Sandman describe their approach to architecture and to this year’s Biennale. Finland at the Venice Architecture …

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Meet the Makers of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Marco Steinberg

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Architecture Information Centre Finland has produced a series of video interviews with some of the Finnish key figures who participate in the making of the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2016. Our first interviewee is architect Marco Steinberg, curator of the Finnish pavilion exhibition produced by the Museum of Finnish Architecture in collaboration with us. Finland at the …

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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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Redefining Luxury in Housing

Housing transformation, Saint-Nazaire, La Chesnaie. Lacaton & Vassal Architectes.

In his recent keynote lecture at the annual Architecture Day seminar, French architect Jean-Philippe Vassal of Lacaton & Vassal Architectes challenged the audience to rethink about the concept of luxury in housing. The following interview with him was originally published in Finnish in Arkkitehtiuutiset 2/2016. Architect Jean-Philippe Vassal gave a presentation at an Architecture Day seminar held in Helsinki on …

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