The third issue of the year examines different ways of living and the current range of housing production. Architects in different stages of their careers share their thoughts on living and housing. Young architect trio AS LL TK, one of the winners of the recent Housing Reform Helsinki architecture competition, discusses ideas behind their winning proposal for a block of flats in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki. Architects Kirsi Korhonen and Mika Penttinen, well-known for their housing projects, sit down for an interview about their design philosophy. Retired architect Olli Lehtovuori seeks directions for more human-centred housing, and postdoctoral researcher Jyrki Tarpio compares current Finnish housing production with Central European counterparts.
The issue showcases an array of housing projects, from service housing to apartment blocks and summer villas to saunas. Architect Tuomas Toivonen writes about his recent endeavours in developing a low-cost, adaptable housing concept with a developer. On the other hand, Sanna Tegel re-visits the old ideals of living, and examines Alvar Aalto’s Villa Skeppet designed in the 1960s from the point of view of environmental psychology.
Editorial | How Should We Live?
Villa Skeppet, a Building and a Home
Seeking New Directions for More Human-Centred Housing
Interview with AS LL TK
Studio Interview | Kirsi Korhonen and Mika Penttinen – Advocates for Good Housing
→ Käpylän Posteljooni Apartments, Helsinki
Anttinen Oiva Architects
Commentary | In the Spirit of Käpylä
→ Reppukatu Terrace Houses, Helsinki
→ Gullkronan Senior Housing, Helsinki
Commentary | Yellow-Brick Landmark
→ Helsinki Atrium Garden Residential Building, Helsinki
→ Villa Tykkyrinne Ski Lodge, Pudasjärvi
→ House Kaarnikka, Oulu
→ Sauna and Guesthouse, Espoo
→ Kuninkaanraitti Semi-Detached Housing, Lieto
→ Kotola Concept House, Seinäjoki
→ Gamla Villan Summer House, Hanko
Column | Lacking Terminology – Lacking Solutions?
Home Futures, Design Museum, London (Interview with Eszter Steierhoffer)
Irenée Scalbert: A Real Living Contact with the Things Themselves. Essays on Architecture (Mikael Andersson)
Omar Sosa, Nacho Alegre & Marco Velardi (eds.): The World of Apartamento – Ten Years of Everyday Life Interiors (Mika Savela)