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In Obscure Cities

In François Schuiten’s comic books, architectural utopias quickly become dystopias.

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On the Drawing Board: How’m I Doing, Louis Kahn?

When an office space renovation was designed by AS LL TK architects, Louis Kahn was standing behind them.

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Radical Conservation

Today, anything that is highly valued by a community can be cultural heritage. How should it change our methods for safeguarding built heritage in general?

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Messages from the Past

Spurred on by the climate crisis, the philosophy of circular economy is changing the aesthetics of architecture. With more and more old building components being recovered and reused, we also need new concepts and methods. 

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How Should the Old Be Complemented?

Modern or traditional? We invited three experts to discuss how the debate on architectural styles could be brought to present day. 

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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.