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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Alvar Aalto Academy’s Spring Lecture on Richard Neutra


Alvar Aalto Academy invites to attend a public lecture about architect Richard Neutra (1892–1970) on Wednesday 25 May, 2016, at 16:00 in the Sähkötalo auditorium in Helsinki. Sarah Lorenzen, architect AIA and Director of the Neutra VDL Research House, discusses the influential and multifaceted career of this Austrian-American architect. The lecture will be held in English and admission is free of charge. Sähkötalo auditorium, Runeberginkatu 1 A, Helsinki …

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Transformation in Helsinki: Shenzhen Biennale exhibition has come to an end

Photo by Juho Haavisto / MFA.

UABB Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen, 4.12.2015–4.3.2016.  The Finnish contribution to the 2015 Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture titled “WAY – Seaway, Railway, Bikeway” described the transformations that have taken place in Helsinki during the last 200 years. Finland now participated for the second time in the major Biennale held in Shenzhen, the major Chinese city immediately north of Hong Kong. …

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Architecture Day Seminar: A Home for All

Transformation de la Tour Bois le Brêtre (2011) – Paris 17 – Druot, Lacaton & Vassal – Kuva: Philippe Ruault

Alvar Aalto´s birthday is annually honored with the traditional Architecture Day´s Seminar. This year´s seminar is entitled “A Home for All” and will focus on current challanges and recent perspectives on housing. The seminar will take place on Tuesday Feb 3, 2016, 3 pm – 7 pm in the Astoria Hall, Iso Roobertinkatu 14, Helsinki, Finland. The seminar´s main language …

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Trees have memories – An evening with wood in Fiskars

Reindeer observation pavilion in the mountains at Hjerkinn, commissioned from Snøhetta by a local wild reindeer association.

This summer the big exhibition space in the former copper smithy in the Fiskars village and artist community has housed an exhibition titled WE LOVE WOOD(s)! Its curator and exhibition architect has been the Finnish architect Kirsi Gullichsen. Within the context of the exhibition, a special lecture event was organised. The moderator, luckily briefly back in Finland, was Juhani Pallasmaa, …

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David Basulto’s Lecture in Helsinki: Internet, Architecture & Opportunities 


  “For me architecture goes beyond buildings, and I see it as a way of thinking that provides you with tools to understand our world from different scales.” -David Basulto David Basulto is the Founder and Editor in Chief of ArchDaily. He created one of the most successful and wide reaching web based architectural medias of this time. In …

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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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