“Solid masonry construction has proved more durable, of better quality and more energy-efficient than modern building methods.”
We asked a few architects working in Finland to name an architecture project that has recently inspired them in the ecological sense. Pekka and Emilia Saatsi’s favourite were the solid brick buildings of Suomenlinna. Photo Matti Pyykkö, 1995, Archive of the Governing Body of Suomenlinna. You can find all the favourites in the Economy issue (6/2019) →
Completed last year in Fuzhou, the cultural centre consists of five main functions: an opera house, concert hall, multifunctional hall, cinema and exhibition hall. Pekka Salminen, professor and architect, tells about the project and the activities of PES-Architects in China.
3XN is one of the best-known Danish architectural firms in the world. What kind of approach to architecture anf business lies behind the firm's international expansion?
Despite its long name, object-oriented ontology (OOO) is a surprisingly approachable new school of philosophy. It is being utilised for both creative work and a more comprehensive reorganisation of worldviews. When describing the profession of an architect, interdisciplinarity is one of the first words that usually comes to mind.
This autumn, the Oslo Architecture Triennale focussed on the problems of continuous growth. Dubravka Sekulić writes about her thoughts at the Triannale.
As the murky ethical and societal implications of late-capitalism become ever clearer, is the compromise of our urban places a price worth paying for maintaining the current economic hegemony? Lee Marable examines the effects of late-capitalism on Kalasatama district in Helsinki.
Land use and construction consume large amounts of natural resources and energy, causing a lion's share of the emissions and waste. What kind of changes this should prompt in architecture, if we aim for a more sustainable future?
How to maintain the innate wildness of nature while making it available for everyone? Hanna Johansson visits the recreational path in Lammassaari, Helsinki.
All too often, discussions about sustainability in architecture are reduced to the technical performance of buildings. Japanese architect Hiroshi Sambuichi's more lyrical approach inspires Maiju Suomi.
Since the summer of 2019, Matti Kuittinen has held a new and rare title – Professor of Resource-Efficient Construction and Environmental Impacts.
Anja Neidhardt brings into question the complicated history of Bauhaus and introduces new interpretations that broaden our understanding of the design school.
How did ALA end up planning the renovation of the Finnish Embassy in New Delhi? What is their relationship with the Pietiläs’ architecture?