3/2020Craft

What is the meaning of craft in architecture today? What counts as craft, what values does the word imply? How are materials and material techniques present in architecture?

Leisure

Sauna Vitören

August Almqvist Jansson
Parainen
2018

Leisure

Villa Furuholmen

Rå Arkitektur
Kemiönsaari
2019

Leisure

Sauna Lepakko

Grotenfelt Architects
Vesanto
2014

Housing

House L3

Sigge Architects
Southwest Finland
2019

Article

ET IN ARCADIA EGO

In the middle of the English countryside, there is a peculiar farm, where architecture in its various forms is at centre stage. Recently, a sauna by Tuomas Toivonen has also been incorporated into the routine of the farm.

2/2020Rules

Why does architecture need rules and regulations? What kind of norms, written and unwritten, guide architectural practice?

Article

The Long Life of Regulation

Lauri Jääskeläinen charts the history of land use and building regulations in Finland, in anticipation of the reform of Land Use and Building Act.

Column

Critical Thinking Wanted

How do the current, packed everyday life of students and education that focusses on work life skills fit together with the aim to educate critical thinkers? ask Matti Jänkälä, Svenja Lindner, Heljä Nieminen and Hilda Uusitalo, students of architecture at Aalto University.

Article

The Pursuit of a Bright Apartment

In Finland, the regulations concerning natural light in dwellings mainly focus on window sizes, which does not actually convey much about natural light in the units – let alone the pleasantness and usability, Jori Uusitalo and Valentin Valotie argue.

Editorial

Editorial 2/20: Fences and Thresholds

What purpose do rules and regulations serve in the field of architecture?

Housing

Matchbox Houses

Avanto Architects
Espoo
2019

Interview

Wood Architect on Fire

The British architectural practice Waugh Thistleton Architects wants to drastically increase the use of timber as a primary building material for new projects both in their homeland and abroad.

1/2020Shared

How do we share the spaces we live in – at work, school or home? How to design collectively? Is the vision for the future we are building with architecture a shared one?

Article

Flipside of an Activity-Based Office

An activity-based office increases interaction and creates innovations – or perhaps not. Virve Peteri, Academy Research Fellow, has studied workspaces of the 2010s. What kind of effects does an activity-based office have on working?

Interview

Nordic Voices

The Nordic Works collective is well-known for the participatory urban design method they have developed. After having operated in various parts of Finland for more than seven years, the collective is now looking abroad.

Interview

Campus for Connections

JKMM Archtects designed a new head office for Kesko Corporation in Kalasatama, Helsinki. The activity-based environment encourages encounters between the employees – and the building itself also positions itself to encounter the new city district being built around it.

Article

Ecological Favourites

We asked a group of architects working in Finland to name an architecture project that has recently inspired them in the ecological sense.