“The houses that were exported from Finland were never really included in the domestic canon of Modernism.”
The exhibition of the Finnish Pavilion in the upcoming Venice Architecture Biennale, called New Standards, delves into the multifaceted history and legacy of Puutalo Oy, a Finnish reconstruction-era industrial enterprise that briefly became a worldwide leader in the export of prefabricated wooden houses. We talked with the curators on the project (photo: Juuso Westerlund / Archinfo) →
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The friendship of Alvar Aalto and Göran Schildt lasted for decades. Göran Schildt’s widow Christine Schildt reminisces about her life as the writer’s wife and as a friend of Alvar and Elissa Aalto.
The exhibition on the life and works of Kaija and Heikki Siren at the Espoo City Museum is the first ever comprehensive exhibition in Finland of the Sirens’ architecture. The exhibition on the life and works of Kaija Siren (1920–2001) and Heikki Siren (1918–2013) at KAMU, the Espoo City Museum, is a summation of the […]
The Kansalaistori square, with the Parliament House on one side, paired with the Central Library on the other, has become a monumental square for the era of Finnish independence. Ilkka Törmä draws a continuum between it and Senate Square, a monument of tsarist Finland.