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Column: Ecocatastrophe Requires Negative Ideas

Architects should get rid of the idealistic view that our task would be to find a solution to any problem, writes Julius Jääskeläinen.

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Posthumanism and the Perishing Architecture

The fields of architecture and building could learn from how the rest of the biosphere builds, suggests Panu Savolainen.

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Sanatoria in the Shadow of Paimio

During the twentieth century, Finland had 80–85 institutions of care specialised in the treatment of tuberculosis. Paimio’s iconic figure has shadowed the rest of Finnish sanatorium architecture, argue Heini Hakosalo and Emilia Rönkkö.

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Photo Column: From Small to Large, Close to Far

The transition of the grocery trade to the large supermarkets in large shopping malls has led to the loss of customers and misery in the old local centres, even though they could provide an excellent platform for small businesses, writes Tuomas Uusheimo.

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Is Housing Fair Finland Falling Behind the Times?

What was the take-home from this summer’s Housing Fair? Besides brochures and disposable promotional bags, that is?

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Photo Column: The Image of Home

Images related to housing are homogenous in Finland, says Tuomas Uusheimo.

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Photo Column: Sacred Sites

What creates an experience of sacredness?

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The Unfinished Business of Regionalism in Portuguese Architecture

The development of Portuguese architecture from the mid-20th century onwards carried also political undertones.