The third issue of the year examines the relationship between architecture and nature. In Western thinking, nature has traditionally been regarded as an enriching element for human life. The current planetary changes, including the climate change, challenge the conception in novel ways, which has consequences also within the architectural practise.
What does nature mean in architecture now and in the future? Immaterial and material resources, beautiful scenery, production spaces? Summer cabins, saunas, data centers and reservoirs? The issue compiles viewpoints to nature and areas surrounding the urban, from infrastructures to backyard saunas and installations.
UU AA, a project exploring the new form of our publication continues with explorations on connections between architecture and media. We will report on the progress made in the project in all issues of the magazine throughout 2018.
Editorial | A world without buildings?
Digital backyard – eyes wide shut
Frances Hsu, Daniel Urey
Notes from suburbia
Studio visit | Mattila & Merz – Basic elements
→ Pihasauna, Fiskars
Mattila & Merz
Commentary | The uninterrupted building tradition
→ Koonta-asema, Helsinki
B & M
Commentary | Miracle of the mundane
→ Villa K, Sipoo
Mer, Ettala Palomeras
→ Villa Leija (Kite), Kirkkonummi
→ House Y, Iisalmi
UU AA 3
A magic box of light
The future in nature – Eero Lundén
The architectural dimension of protest
Speaker's Corner | Away with nature
Jenni Nurmenniemi, Tuomas A. Laitinen
Stephen Kite: Shadow-Makers. A Cultural History of Shadows in Architecture (Mikael Andersson)
Gareth Doherty (ed.): Roberto Burle Marx Lectures. Landscape as Art and Urbanism (Juanjo Galan)