1/2017 modernism, time, patina

The vast majority of our building stock is modernist architecture built since Finland became an independent nation in 1917. These buildings will in the coming years increasingly be restored, repaired, altered, expanded and even demolished. Arkkitehti begins the centenary anniversary of Finland’s independence by discussing the principles and practices of the renovation of modernism. The featured examples include restorations of library building designed by Alvar Aalto and Aarne Ervi in the beginning of the 1970s. In the cases of Aalto University’s Learning Centre and Töölö Library, their architectural values ​​have been coordinated with new practices brought about by digitalisation. Also presented is the conception…


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editorial | Significance of continuity
Jorma Mukala

Variations of extensions
Anna-Maija Ylimaula

How to renovate modernism?
Olli-Paavo Koponen, Tapani Mustonen, Sami Horto, Samuli Woolston

Learning Centre, Espoo
NRT Architects

Töölö Library, Helsinki
Mustonen Architects

Hamina St Mary´s Church
Ulla Rahola

Suvela Chapel, Espoo
OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture

aalto | Architecture and technology in Paimio Sanatorium
Marianna Heikinheimo

interview | Rafael Moneo
Anna-Maija Ylimaula

pavilion 100
alt Architects

history | Uno Ullberg´s architectural landscape
Kimmo Sarje

speaker´s corner | Freer speech & blasted knowledge
Roger Connah

books | Finnish architecture in the sixties
Riitta Nikula

déjà-vu | Aarne Ervi – Kurikka Hat Factory, 1938
Helena Hirviniemi