Tag Archives: IT

The Finnish Architecture Navigator launched


Architecture Information Centre Finland (Arkkitehtuurin tiedotuskeskus) opens a new information and location service Finnish Architecture Navigator to mark the Architecture Day 2015 on Alvar Aalto’s birthday 3rd February. The site navi.finnisharchitecture.fi contains photographs, drawings, location information and key facts about selected projects designed by Finnish architects around the world. The pilot version launches with the Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2014 …

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Alvar Aalto goes virtual


Google and Alvar Aalto Foundation have launched the first results of their partnership and opened two groundbreaking resources to serve the global community interested in Alvar Aalto, the Grand Master of Finnish architecture. The collaboration derives on mutual interests: one of Google’s Data Center is located in Hamina, Finland in the former cellulose factory designed by Aalto in 1951–53. The company sees the current collaboration as an initiative to …

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UIA launches the new .archi domain for architects


International Union of Architects (UIA) has launched a new .archi domain accessible only to architects and to their organisations. Through .archi, UIA seeks to uphold its commitment to protect architects, to defend their interests and their independence and to promote their profession. To accord with the new domain service, UIA has moved its own internet site at www.uia.archi. Among the more than 300 …

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Close-Up: Steeply Progressive

Restaudant Day hot spots

Ever since the heydays of Nokia, Finland has loved to profile herself as a high-tech country full of unreserved enthusiasm and creative innovativeness. Pertaining to deployment of technology in architecture, the cherished image has remained fiction. One of few trailblazers is architect Jyrki Vanamo who has set up his career in architecture, urban life, service design and IT. “Houses and …

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