Tag Archives: research

The townhouse – the new Finnish dream home?

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The townhouse typology has mainly been cherished by urban planners and architects. The potential of the building type has been discussed in several reports, which, however, lack the residents’ perspective. Thus the objective of Aalto University’s “New Finnish Dream Home?” research was to ascertain under what conditions the townhouse typology could respond to the housing needs of different kinds of …

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Multidisciplinary Re-City Conference in Tampere 3–4 September, 2015

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Tampere University of Technology and University of Tampere welcome you to Re-City 2015 Congress taking place in Tampere, Finland, on 3–4 September, 2015. The deadline for abstracts has now been extended to 15 May, 2015. Early Bird Registration expires on 30 April. The 1st International City Regeneration Congress provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and practitioners in the fields of urban …

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Call for Abstracts: ARCHI+TECTONICS Architecture, Communities and Cities under Change

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Researchers, students and practitioners are invited to the 7th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research in Finland 22–24 October, 2015. The symposium is organised by the Department of Architecture at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, together with The Department of Architecture at the Tampere University of Technology and Oulu School of Architecture. This year, the symposium will …

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Call for Papers: Urban Mobility – Architectures, Geographies and Social Space, Malmö University, Sweden

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The Association of Nordic Architectural Research together with the Department of Urban Studies at Malmö University invite to contribute in a multidisplinary international conference titled Urban Mobility – Architectures, Geographies and Social Space. The conference will take place in Malmö, Sweden on 5–6 November, 2015. The aim is to facilitate a cross- disciplinary discussion of urban mobility where different perceptions …

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Lunch with Martti

Ultimate Exit, multimedia work, screen capture (Martti Kalliala and Daniel Keller 2014–15).

Martti Kalliala (b. 1980) is among Finland’s most versatile and independent architects of the young generation. He is an internationally interesting iconoclast, known for his theoretical and controversial designs, symposiums, installations and exhibitions – as well as techno music. Currently he is analysing the proposals for the Guggenheim Helsinki architecture competition as part of an exhibition the Guggenheim will hold …

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Call for Abstracts and Registration: Housing and Welfare conference in Copenhagen

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The Center of Housing Research in Denmark and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture in Copenhagen call for abstracts for the conference on Housing and Welfare – Boundaries|Encounters|Connections. The extended deadline for abstracts is on 23 March and for registration 30 March, 2015. The conference will take place between 7–9 May, 2015, in Copenhagen, and it focuses …

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Finnish Urban Studies Days 2015: City as a Stage

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The Society for Urban Studies (SKTS), the Society of Urban Planning (YSS) and the Society for Regional and Environmental Studies (AYS) invite to participate in the Finnish Urban Studies Days titled “City as a Stage” at the University of Tampere between 11–12 May, 2015. What happens at city stages, what about behind the scenes? How have urban life, events and …

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Call for Papers: Landscapes, Sociality and Materiality

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The Finnish Anthropological Society invites to participate in their biennial conference titled Landscapes, Sociality and Materiality. The event will take place in Helsinki 21–22 October, 2015. The Call for Papers announcement encourages to submit papers, posters and documentary films; the deadline for paper proposals is 15 March and for the film submissions 6 April, 2015. The conference panels included several …

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Erik Bryggman seminar: Italia la Bella on 13 Feb ’15 in Turku

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Bryggman Institute in Turku invites to participate in a seminar about Italian influences on Finland on Friday 13th February 2015. Seminar languages are Finnish, Swedish and English according to the speaker. Speakers include e.g. professor Luigi de Anna from University of Turku, and Dr. Silvia Micheli, postdoctoral Research Fellow from University of Queensland’s School of Architecture. The full programme of …

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Wood Winter Seminar at Aalto University 22 Jan ’15

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Aalto University’s Wood working group invites to participate in a Winter Seminar titled Building Material Futures on Thursday 22nd January 2015 in Auditorium A1, Otakaari 1 X, Otaniemi, Espoo. The seminar aims to explore how timber will play a part in a more human-centred, resource efficient future. The programme will include two keynote talks as well as presentations covering a variety topics relating …

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