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The Rise of Solo Living

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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Would Joint Building Ventures Save the Quality of Housing Production?

Contrary to what is often thought, joint building ventures have a long history in Finland. If things had turned out differently in the 1960s, joint building ventures could still be mainstream.

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Essay: The Call of Home

In her essay, Iris Andersson chases for the definition and feeling of home.

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On the Drawing Board: Four Perspectives on Sustainable Housing Construction

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.

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Residencies as Spatial Practice

While residencies are an integral part of the culture and infrastructure of the visual arts, they are as yet less well-established in architecture. What does their role and future potential in architecture research and education look like from the point of view of residency programme organisers?

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Models Take and Make Space

Although digitalisation has diminished the importance of scale of models in architectural design, they may provide more space for the imagination than other design tools.

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The Visible and the Unseen

The Lutheran Church has held centre stage in the history of Finnish ecclesiastical architecture, leaving other trajectories in its shadow.

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Sacred Heart of the Brandenburg Airport

The room of silence at Berlin’s new airport is a combination of illusion and strong materiality.

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Does the Ecclesiastical Architectural Heritage Have a Future?

Declining tax revenues and high repair costs have put the future of many ecclesiastical buildings at stake. We asked three experts for their views on the situation.