New residential construction increasingly complements and densifies our dispersed city structures. This creates an urbanism that lacks the closeness to nature – a typical feature of Finnish suburban estates. What kinds of urban housing should be built in Finland today? In this edition of Arkkitehti, four urban planning experts put forward their views, demanding diversification in the range of residential types, and alongside trendy historical solutions – such as perimeter blocks – also bold, innovative and radical proposals.
The journal features a variety of urban implementations: from a street façade infill to a redevelopment the size of an urban block, from the urbanism of large buildings to the urbanism of two-storey townhouses. Also featured is the restoration of the…
editorial | Urbanity
The characteristics of the Finnish city
Vesa Humalisto, Henna Helander, Jussi Murole, Mikko Näveri
Sailors Home, Helsinki
Aleksis Kiven katu 19, Helsinki
Anttinen Oiva architects
history | Voices and noises at Lallukka
interview | Steven Holl
Paul Thynell, Matias Kotilainen, Tuomas Martinsaari
research | Studying urban metamorphology
Damiano Cerrone, Panu Lehtovuori
refugees | Housing or storage facilities?
speaker´s corner | Where did the architectural authority go?
books | Time for Space
déjà-vu | Viljo Revell, KOP Bank building, Lahti 1964