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Money or Your Life? The Church of the Three Crosses awaits salvation

Alvar Aalto’s Church of the Three Crosses in Vuoksenniska, Imatra, has been closed since last autumn because it has suffered persistent moisture damage and would require urgent and extensive repairs.

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Remembering Kristian Gullichsen (1932–2021)

William J. R. Curtis wrote a memorial text about his friend, architect Kristian Gullichsen.

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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.

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Discourses on Dogma – Alvar Aalto and the Church

 Horizontal section of the exterior wall in the Church of the Three Crosses. Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Research into Arctic Villages

The cultural vitality of northern indigenous people has often been weakened by applying western architectural ideas to them. Anu Soikkeli is looking for more sustainable ways to carry out planning and design in the north.

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New Wooden Grounds

The wooden block in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, is an example of the new scale of wooden urban building. Since January 2021, the office building has been occupied by the mobile game company Supercell.