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?
Editorial | Design Everywhere?
The Bauhaus Is Dead, Long Live the Bauhaus!
We Need Utopias – Interview with Harald Kegler
Energetic Visionary – Hans Ulrich Obrist
Column | From Using Colour to Designing Hues and Nuances
Studio Visit | Janne Saario – Skater Turned Architect
The Attraction of Opposites
→ Kyrö Distillery Company Barrell Storage Building, Isokyrö
→ Kämp Garden – Center for Finnish Fashion, Helsinki
Futudesign, Lindroos Architects
Commentary | A Light New Seedbed
→ Kruunuparkki 5 Hybrid Building, Helsinki
Commentary | A Stylishly Chill Spiral
→ Arabia Campus, Metropolia UAS, Helsinki
Article | Visible Space for Creation
→ Renovation of Embassy of Finland, New Delhi
Column | Beauty Matters – Just Like Love, It's Real
BOOKS AND EXHIBITIONS
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)