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Our new NAVI architecture database is now open

Finnish Architecture Navigator screen capture

The Architecture Information Centre Finland has launched a brand new online service which assists you in navigating top projects of Finnish architecture. The map-based Finnish Architecture Navigator, NAVI in short, provides basic data about both the architects and the buildings’ historical details, topped with photographs and architectural drawings. You can share the projects on Facebook and Twitter and bookmark your …

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Venice Biennale Main Exhibition: Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects. Slowness Dignified.

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Slowness dignified: The work of Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects. As the only Finnish participant, Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects were invited to take part in the main exhibition of the Venice Biennale. Architects Saija Hollmén, Jenni Reuter and Helena Sandman are known for their work in humanitarian architecture in, for instance, Senegal, Tanzania and India, and have received extensive international recognition for their work. …

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Time Space Existence: In Search of Permanent Architecture

Venice Biennale Time Space Existence 2016

As part of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, the Collateral Event “Time Space Existence” at Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Rossini presents over 100 architects from all of the 6 continents. Four Finnish offices are participating in the exhibition. Helin & Co Architects, Kouvo & Partanen Architects and Michael Donalds are displayed in the Palazzo Bembo and …

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New Books: IN practice & Forty and Famous

Venice 2016

During the Biennale Opening days, two books featuring Finnish architect offices were launched. The “IN practice” research project and high-profile international network selected JKMM Architects from Finland to be included in their new book of best European architecture firms operating outside of the so-called “starchitect” elite. The book, which represents the state of committed architecture in Europe, was published at Palazzo …

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History in the Making: Baltic Pavilion in Venice Biennale

Venice 2016 Baltic Pavilion

Encounters in Venice: Opening of the Baltic Pavilion on Friday 28th of May. For the first time in 80 years Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are presented via a shared exhibition, put together by an ambitious group of curators from all of the three countries: Kārlis Bērziņš, Jurga Daubaraitė, Petras Išora, Ona Lozuraitytė, Niklāvs Paegle, Dagnija Smilga, Johan Tali, Laila Zariņa, and …

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Venice Biennale: Opening of the Nordic Pavilion

Venice 2016 Nordic

Encounters in Venice: multiple of the Finnish architects included in the Nordic Pavilion’s exhibition were present for the opening on Thursday 26th of May. Finland has a strong presence in the In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face -exhibition with four projects presented in depth and 46 other projects included in the In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face –exhibition. This years …

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In Therapy? Preview to the Nordic Pavilion exhibition

David Basulto and James Taylor Foster at the Nordic Pavilion in Venice Architecture Biennale 2016. Photo: Inari Virkkala.

Our correspondant in Venice, architect Inari Virkkala, has met the core team behind the exhibition at the Nordic Pavillion: curator David Basulto and assistant curator James Taylor Foster from Archdaily, and Karin Åberg Waern, the comissioner from ArkDes, the Swedish centre for architecture and design. The team share some insights to the In Therapy exhibition at the Nordic Pavilion. Encounters in …

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From Border to Home – Preview to the Finnish Pavilion

Juulia Kauste Venice 2016 Finland

Encounters in the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Preview to Finnish Pavilion. In the middle of the last minute preparations, the team behind the Finnish Pavilion took a few minutes to talk of the exhibition. Comissioner Juulia Kauste and curator Marco Steinberg highlight here the themes and the background of the exhibition. The Finnish pavilion Alvar Aalto at the 15th International …

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Materiality and the Magic of Light. Wolfgang Jean Stock on sacral architecture in Finland in the 21st century

Otaniemi Chapel by architects Heikki and Kaija Siren. Competition in 1954, completed in 1957. Photo: Marc Goodwin.

Wolfgang Jean Stock, the German historian and architecture critic and esteemed scholar of Finnish architecture, has recently published a book about Finnish churches and chapels of the 21st century. By courtesy of the Finnish Architectural Review 2/2015, we are proud to re-publish his article discussing contemporary religious architecture in Finland. Materiality and the Magic of Light All great Finnish architects …

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ALA’s Helsinki Central Library project proceeds

ALA Architects: Helsinki Central Library, scale model.

The Helsinki City Council has approved the project plans for the Central Library on its meeting on 28th January, 2015. ALA Architects’ library designs are based on the winning entry of an open architectural competition held in 2013. More information about the library architecture on ALA’s website: www.ala.fi/works/project/151-keskustakirjasto. More information about the library concept on the Helsinki Central Library project …

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