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Critical Thinking Wanted

How do the current, packed everyday life of students and education that focusses on work life skills fit together with the aim to educate critical thinkers? ask Matti Jänkälä, Svenja Lindner, Heljä Nieminen and Hilda Uusitalo, students of architecture at Aalto University.

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On Sharing

Architecture collective Assemble, based in London, centres collaborative and cooperative ways of working, but it doesn't mean that the member would want the same thing. In her column, Jane Hall talks about the collective's working methods.

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Architects Are Guarding the Future of Circular Economy

As we are progressing from the old, conventional linear economic model towards a circular economy, architects and planners are making some of the most crucial decisions, Nani Pajunen points out.

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Growth and its Costs

Studying the history of urban development might help with understanding the future of cities, suggests Eeva Berglund.

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Enough of Too Little for Too Many – Time for Enough for All!

In this era of climate emergency, biodiversity collapse, and social inequality, every industry, art form, and endeavour must question its practice, Maria Smith, one of the curators of Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019, suggests.

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From Using Colour to Designing Hues and Nuances

Infill construction, wooden building and many other contemporary topics in architecture are also related to colour design, Saara Pyykkö points out.

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Beauty Matters – Just Like Love, It’s Real

Architects should start talking about beauty again and find new definitions for it, suggests Yael Reisner, the main curator of TAB 2019.

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Lacking Terminology – Lacking Solutions?

Focusing solely on volume is not enough in housing construction – high quality is also required. Jyrki Tarpio argues we need more discussion the quality.

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Let’s combine research and practice!

In recent years, it has become increasingly rare for architects to combine research and a design practice into a single career, yet these two need each other, says Janne Pihlajaniemi.