Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, a Madrid-based architect couple, are known for their exquisite museum designs. The Arvo Pärt Centre in Estonia is one of the designs currently at the planning stage. This year Nieto and Sobejano were awarded the Alvar Aalto Medal as an acknowledgement of significant architectural work. Important themes in the couple’s work are landscape, geometry, roofscape and light. In this issue of Arkkitehti the medallists write about the fundamentals of their architecture. They also share some memories of their architectural journeys in Finland. The poetics of space in Alvar Aalto’s buildings has made a strong impression on them.
editorial | Circulating influences
Deliberations about criticism
Four themes: Landscape, Geometry, Roofscape, Light
Enrique Sobejano, Fuensanta Nieto
Nieto & Sobejano, archaeologist of architecture
Kuopio City Theatre
Viikinmäki block house, Helsinki
EY House, Helsinki
Tuomas Toivonen + Kanttia2
OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture
history | Postmodernism
history | The trail of ashes of Modernism
history | Postmodernism in the Finnish architectural heritage
history | Postmodernism – and then?
topical | Has wow now been buried?
chuches | Materiality and the magic of light
Wolfgang Jean Stock
speaker's corner | Finding relevance
books | History of tourism and architecture
déjà-vu | Timo Suomalainen, Tuomo Suomalainen – Ristiniemi Chapel, Hamina 1965