Tag Archives: Jyväskylä

Alvar Aalto Museum gallery exhibition looks at gardens and landscape architecture

Down the Stairs to a Shady Grove - Dialogues in Finnish Garden Design and Architecture exhibition. Photo: AV

The “Down the Stairs to a Shady Grove” exhibition, which enchanted visitors of the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki last year, has travelled to the Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery in Jyväskylä. The captivating show studies the relationship between architecture, gardens and landscape with a variety of examples from different eras. The applauded exhibition has been curated by the head of archives at the MFA …

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Maximal | Minimal: Alvar Aalto Design Seminar 27–28 August, 2016

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The 8th International Alvar Aalto Design Seminar titled Maximal | Minimal will discuss an array of topics from arts & crafts to the lighting of cities and ecologically sustainable manufacturing. The seminar will be chaired by esteemed interior architect, Professor Simo Heikkilä and it will take place on 27–28, August, 2016, in Jyväskylä, Finland. For further information about the event, the programme and tickets, please visit: www.alvaraaltodesignseminar.fi.

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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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Aalto’s summer paradises at the Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä

Weekend house by Alvar Aalto for the Insulite Company of Finland. The house was on display at the Paris World Fair in 1937. Drawing from the Alvar Aalto Museum collections.

Alvar Aalto’s prolific career included designs for more than 100 summer homes. A carefully curated selection of these is now on display at the Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä in the delightfully sunny gallery exhibition La Dolce Vita – Summer Paradises by Alvar Aalto. The exhibition embraces the versatility of Aalto’s architecture including various versions for pre-fabricated holiday homes, competition …

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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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Pleasant it is to be when death is near. Alvar Aalto’s unrealized cemetery and funeral chapel designs in Jyväskylä

Malmi funeral chapel, Alvar Aalto 1950. Main chapel courtyard is bounded by the hillock and colonnade for urn burials. Sketch. Alvar Aalto Museum / Collection.

Hyvä on olla, kun on lähellä kuolemaa.
 Pleasant it is to be when death is near.
 – Uuno Kailas, 1931; English translation Sofia Singler Città dei Morti – City of the Dead, the spring exhibition at the Alvar Aalto Museum gallery in Jyväskylä, on until 17.05.2015, welcomes its visitors with the above quote from Uuno Kaila’s poem “In the Morning”, …

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Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2014 now on display in Jyväskylä

JKMM Architects. Seinäjoki City Library "Apila". Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo.

The selected highlights of the most recent Finnish architecture – Finnish Architecture. Biennial Review 2014 – are now exhibited in Jyväskylä. The exhibition is open at the Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery during 23 January – 15 March 2015. After Jyväskylä, the many-sided exhibition, which was launched at the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki in June 2014, will travel abroad. …

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Images from a perspective without horizons

Ulla-Maija Alanen: Sikisi / Conceived, 2013.

Review of Ulla-Maija Alanen’s Human Space art exhibition at the Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery, Jyväskylä (7 February – 30 March 2014).    Architectonic experiences are often depicted either as impressions linked to the use of space or moods that arise from the space. In modern art-speak, the notion of the observer has extended from the gaze to corporality, emphasising the …

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