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Empathy – a Collection of Phenomena

Empathy has no single definition, but its many forms might help architects combat personal biases in their work, examine their relationships with clients, and analyse ways with which to encounter their surroundings, writes Henrik Ilvesmäki.

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Circle of Care

In her essay, Iris Andersson examines hospitals, their history, future and the concept of healing space.

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On Hares, Ferrymen and Empathy in Architectural Education

Fernando Nieto and Rosana Rubio, who teach architecture at Tampere University, examine the contradictory goals posed for architectural education.

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Working in a Changing World

The will to influence took architect Emma Hannula to speaking at international UN meetings and showed that in development work an architect can contribute to much more than just the design of buildings.

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ET IN ARCADIA EGO

In the middle of the English countryside, there is a peculiar farm, where architecture in its various forms is at centre stage. Recently, a sauna by Tuomas Toivonen has also been incorporated into the routine of the farm.

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A City Out of Nowhere

Every year, in the first week of September, a C-shaped city of 70,000 inhabitants is created in Nevada’s Black Rock desert. Also architects are interested in Burning Man festival.

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Twilight Experiences

Despite its name, the Kaleva barn, has had many uses during its history, yet it never functioned as a barn. It has now become a joint arts and cultural hub. Helena Teräväinen writes about her encounters with the building.

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The Pursuit of a Bright Apartment

In Finland, the regulations concerning natural light in dwellings mainly focus on window sizes, which does not actually convey much about natural light in the units – let alone the pleasantness and usability, Jori Uusitalo and Valentin Valotie argue.

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Housing researcher: “Natural light affects the perceived spaciousness and adaptability of an apartment”

How does natural light affect the quality of living? Sini Saarimaa wrote a commentary reflecting on the article "The Pursuit of a Bright Apartment".