Almost half of Finnish households have only one member, and the same development can be seen in other Western countries. In her PhD dissertation, architect Anne Tervo found out that spatial needs of solo dwellers are rarely met in apartments typical in contemporary Finnish housing. One solution could be sharing.
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limate change can already be seen on the desks of all architects. Antti Lehto, who was recently appointed as Assistant Professor in Housing Design at Aalto University, looks into opportunities of architects to affect the sustainability of housing projects.
The ever-worsening climate crisis places the built environment at the center of politics and ecological reconstruction of society, where architecture plays a central role. The question remains, what the architecture of ecological reconstruction should be like?