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Gustaf Estlander, Romanticist and Businessman of Residential Architecture

Just over a hundred years ago, one particular architect in Helsinki had notable financial success with his exuberantly romantic apartment buildings.

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Revisit: Lehtovuori House

Architect Olli Lehtovuori’s own house has for already half a century served as a laboratory for residential architecture. Its flexible floorplan based on a traditional two-room farmhouse would be applicable even today.

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Everyday Life Conventions

The buildings presented in the Home theme issue made Fernando Nieto think about the design process of a house.

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What Makes a Sustainable Living Environment? – Researchers Compiled a Checklist

Several new trends in housing production are worrying experts, as these trends are compromising dwellers’ health and well-being as well as the longevity of the apartments. Researchers at the Tampere University School of Architecture compiled different aspects of housing design quality into a checklist.

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Housing as a Solution

In cities worldwide, people are suffering the effects of a prolonged housing crisis. Housing as a Service has been presented as a solution, but who does it really benefit?

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Form Follows Fuel – Building Our Way into (and out of?) Climate Emergency

Historian of architecture Barnabas Calder traces the architectural history and future from the point of view of energy.

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Three Perspectives on the Posthumanist Living Environment

How could the design professionals be better involved in resolving increasing environmental crises and reducing the negative impact of construction on the environment? The concept of posthumanism offers new viewpoints for the organisation of the field.

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Architecture as the Politics of Reconstruction

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?