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New Levels of Landscape Analysis

Conventional landscape analyses need updating. For instance, stormwaters are part of ecological systems, but their management can also produce meaningful urban places, suggests Daniel Falck.

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Reclaiming Expertise

Architects can exert an influence on what is regarded as sustainable construction, but do architects understand their responsibilities? asks Lars-Erk Mattila.

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On a Path Toward Ecological Living

Talo Kissankäpälä is one of the first single-family houses with natural stack ventilation in the Helsinki metropolitan area that was built after the new Finnish energy regulations came into effect.

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An Architecture Shaped by the Wind, the Water and the Sun

All too often, discussions about sustainability in architecture are reduced to the technical performance of buildings. Japanese architect Hiroshi Sambuichi's more lyrical approach inspires Maiju Suomi.

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Life After Coal at Hanasaari

A studio course held by Aalto University last summer focussed on life after coal. The students planned new uses for the Hanasaari coal-fired power plant.

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We Need Utopias – German professor on Bauhaus centennial

In Bauhaus centennial, professor Harald Kegler sees missed opportunities of reaching out more than only opening new exhibitions.

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The Bauhaus Is Dead, Long Live the Bauhaus!

For the celebrations of the Bauhaus centennial, three German cities are opening and building new Bauhaus museums. The feedback on the projects has been controversial, reports Korbinian Schütze.

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100 Years of Bauhaus School and the Need for New Perspectives

Anja Neidhardt brings into question the complicated history of Bauhaus and introduces new interpretations that broaden our understanding of the design school.

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The Attraction of Opposites

Juhani Pallasmaa finds both similarities and differences in Alvar Aalto’s and Le Corbusier’s ideologies. We publish the essay originally intended for the catalogue of Jari Jetsonen's photography exhibition.