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Design Work Begins without Drawing a Single Line

In Vienna, joint building ventures and co-housing often go hand in hand. One of the recent projects is Gleis 21, a residential block of flats.

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Frames for Freedom – Urban Alternative for a Detached House

At Kruunuvuorenranta in Helsinki, there is a rarity: a Finnish apartment building whose homes were sold as raw space. Architect and developer share their thoughts on the project. 

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Built by the Community

It took almost a decade to get the plans together, but eventually the small chapel was built by local volunteers to complete the Tervajärvi campground.

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The Sacred Remains – Interview with Hanna Lyytinen

An experienced repairer of churches, architect Hanna Lyytinen, considers in her every renovation project what is sacred in the architecture and what cannot be removed without losing the building’s architectural core.

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Intertwined with Modernism

Aarne Ervi’s modernist villa in Espoo, Finland has been sensitively refurbished by OOPEAA. Three new wooden buildings were also added as part of the project.

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Off the Grid

Prefabricated, self-sufficient housing unit Majamaja adapts to different landscapes and climatic conditions.

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Gently Sitting in Its Place

The new extension wing by alt Architects brings together the staff of the upper secondary school and vocational school in Kajaani.

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Interview with Bijoy Jain

In February 2021, the fourteenth Alvar Aalto Medal was awarded to Bijoy Jain, the director of the Indian architectural office Studio Mumbai. In their work, the office seamlessly combines architecture and craftsmanship and attention to local conditions.