4/2019 Design

Today, design is on everyone’s lips. But what is its meaning in architecture and the related discourses?

In the most famous art school of the last century, Bauhaus, architecture, design and art functioned as one. The issue delves into Bauhaus ideology from contemporary viewpoint and examines the celebrations if the Bauhaus centennial in Germany. The issue brings together projects and phenomena at the intersection of architecture and design. Landscape architect Janne Saario talks about skateparks as a design task, whereas Kyrö Distillery barrel storage required careful design on an exceptionally detailed scale in order to achieve the concrete surface reminiscent of wood. Hybrid building Kruunuparkki 5 is an example of everyday design and architecture in a residential area.

The issue also showcases spaces and places of contemporary design, including Garden, a shopping centre concept for Finnish fashion brands and Arabia Campus of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences for degree programmes in the field of culture and creative industries. New interpretations and valuations of older design are brought up in the renovation of Raili and Reima Pietilä’s Finnish Embassy in New Delhi. The issue also touches upon the architecture of Le Corbusier and Alvar Aalto through Jari Jetsonen’s photography exhibition and showcases an intervention by Anna and Eugeni Bach on the iconic Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe. Eventually, the issue poses a question of what kind of an imprint the designers’ activities will leave behind and what kind of objectives are they serving?


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Editorial | Design Everywhere?
Mika Savela

100 years of Bauhaus School and the Need for New Perspectives
Anja Neidhardt

The Bauhaus Is Dead, Long Live the Bauhaus!
Korbinian Schütze

We Need Utopias – Interview with Harald Kegler
Korbinian Schütze

Energetic Visionary – Hans Ulrich Obrist
Marianna Wahlsten

Column | From Using Colour to Designing Hues and Nuances
Saara Pyykkö

Studio Visit | Janne Saario – Skater Turned Architect
Mika Savela

Reflecting Alvar Aalto and Le Corbusier – Jari Jetsonen

The Attraction of Opposites
Juhani Pallasmaa

Dressing the Icon – Anna & Eugeni Bach

Kyrö Distillery Company Barrell Storage Building, Isokyrö
Avanto Architects

Kämp Garden – Center for Finnish Fashion, Helsinki
Futudesign, Lindroos Architects

Commentary | A Light New Seedbed
Mika Savela

Kruunuparkki 5 Hybrid Building, Helsinki
NRT Architects

Commentary | A Stylishly Chill Spiral 
Sofia Amberla

Arabia Campus, Metropolia UAS, Helsinki
Tommila Architects

Article | Visible Space for Creation
Mika Savela

Renovation of Embassy of Finland, New Delhi
ALA Architects

Interview | ALA partners: ''The most inspiring architecture of the last century''

Article | Tuning Up the Classic - The designers and the client talk about the embassy renovation


Column | Beauty Matters – Just Like Love, It's Real
Yael Reisner


Exhibition | Secret Universe, Design Museum, Helsinki (Tuomas Siitonen)

Book | Richard Serra & Hal Foster: Conversations about Sculpture (Mikael Andersson)

Book | Leena Karttunen, Juri Mykkänen, Hallene Nyman: Orno. Valaisinmuotoilua (Susanna Aaltonen)

Book | Akira Minagawa: Pieces of Aalto. A Visual Round Trip (Essi Oikarinen)