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Esa Ruskeepää chosen to design Bildungshaus Wolfsburg in Germany

Esa Ruskeepää Architects. Bildunghaus Wolfsburg, view from Klieversberg Park.

Architect Esa Ruskeepää has been chosen to design the new city library and education centre in Wolfsburg, Germany. The 16 500 m2 Bildungshaus will be located by the Klieversberg Park close to the Wolfsburg Kulturhaus designed by Alvar Aalto in 1962; and across from Hans Scharoun’s City Theatre from 1973 on the other side of the park. Esa Ruskeepää (b. …

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JKMM’s designs for the new Amos Anderson Art Museum premises revealed

The new museum designed by JKMM Architects in Lasipalatsi. Image source: Amos Anderson Art Museum.

The distinguished Finnish art institution, The Amos Anderson Art Museum, has published the plans for its new premises designed by JKMM Architects. The new museum venues will be located in and below the gem of Finnish functionalism, the Lasipalatsi building (1936) in the heart of Helsinki. The exhibition spaces have been placed underneath the existing Lasipalatsi square which will be …

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The renovated Didrichsen Art Museum is flourishing in Revell’s architecture

The Didrichsen Art Museum, 2014. Photo: Rauno Träskelin.

The Didrichsen Art Museum in Helsinki has turned a new leaf. After repair and alteration works the museum reopened with an Edvard Munch exhibition. Paula Holmila writes about the renovated museum in the newest Finnish Architectural Review 6/2014. A Thriving Private Museum Paula Holmila The Didrichsen Art Museum has reopened after extensive refurbishment that aimed to make the museum more …

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Emmi Keskisarja and Miia-Liina Tommila speak at AIA New York on Tuesday 25 Nov ’14


“A violent incident with devastating consequences has occurred. Many were wounded, many experienced loss. While this play is written, the victim is still covered in plastic and it’s future is unresolved.” These are the opening words of the new play A Visit to the Doctor in a project The Phantom Pain by the Kaleidoscope team – a Norwegian-Finnish all female architecture collective exploring …

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Berlin in search of new urban living


Finnish architects Pia Ilonen and Rosemarie Schnitzler have succeeded in designing cost-efficient, contemporary urban housing for the 21st century Berlin. Architect SAFA Tarja Nurmi writes about the Team Talli & Schnitzler’s project and the recent Berlin workshop.   Urban Living – Neue Formen des städtischen Wohnens A decision was made in Berlin following last autumn’s German federal election to cancel …

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Outlook on the London Viewpoint

The Viewpoint pavilion from Camley Street. Photo: Max Creasy.

Esa Laaksonen, director of Alvar Aalto Academy, reviews the Camden Street Viewpoint project designed by AOR architects Erkko Aarti, Arto Ollila and Mikki Ristola in London. Finnish architecture manoeuvers amidst new trends Young Finnish architects are now on a roll, at least if we are to believe the British press – and why wouldn’t we? Hilla Rudanko and Anssi Kankkunen …

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Close-up: Miia-Liina Tommila, Emmi Keskisarja and Europan 12 Norway

Illustration: Vegard Aarseth. Project: Kaleidoscope Team.

For architects, Europan represents one of the largest and perhaps also the most exciting competition organisations in the world. Directed at young professionals of the architectural and urban design under 40 years of age and with a European degree or working in Europe, the Europan competitions have gathered talent and enthusiasm since their formation in 1988. In this exclusive interview, …

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House M-M: Cosy Grandezza

House M-M (Tuomas Siitonen, 2013). Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo / www.uusheimo.com.

Architecture critic Tarja Nurmi reviews House M-M designed by architect Tuomas Siitonen. The market for private houses and homes in Finland has for some time been overly dominated by so-called pre-fab or catalogue houses. Only a small percentage of private houses are designed specifically for an individual client or family, tailored for a certain site, and designed down to the …

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Hilla Rudanko: Thoughts on architecture as change catalyst

Drawing ideas for new doors. Sra Pou Vocational School in Cambodia (Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen, 2010–2012). Photo: Anssi Kankkunen.

Is contemporary architecture nothing but competition for the most fashionable building design? Can architecture really affect the quality of life? Architect Hilla Rudanko writes about the Sra Pou project in Cambodia. Read more about socially responsible architecture and the new roles of an architect. Thoughts on architecture as change catalyst Last week we discovered that The Architectural Review had picked …

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AR picks Rudanko + Kankkunen in the 30 under 30 selection

Sra Pou Vocational School, Cambodia. Photo credits: Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen / Anssi Kankkunen

The prominent architectural magazine The Architectural Review has selected Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen from Helsinki, Finland, in their 2014 list of 3o projects by 30 architects under 30 years old. The 30 under 30 series, according to AR’s web site, “challenge the tired stereotype of architecture as an old man’s game.” Both Hilla Rudanko (b. 1987) and Anssi Kankkunen (b. 1983) received their …

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