Interview

Who Has a Right to the City?

Recently, there has been an active discussion about whether Helsinki is planned on the terms of investors or city residents. ARK discussed the sore spots of city planning with the editors of the pamphlet Kenen kaupunki?

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Safely Tucked from the Urban Realm

The Lauttasaari Daycare Centre by Luutonen Architects lines the street like a wall. On the other side opens up a small rocky forest, the children’s secret garden.

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Light Encounters

EduCity, the newest addition to Turku Science Park combines a higher-education campus and the needs of business life.

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Frames for Meaningful Daily Life

The new Puistonmäki eldercare home in Hämeenlinna promotes the creation of communality with various kinds of shared facilities. For instance, there is a log sauna in the yard.  Along with the growing number of senior citizens, sheltered housing has become an increasingly important building type.

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New Standards – A Curatorial Roundtable

After a one-year delay, the Venice Architecture Biennale is scheduled to open next spring. We sat down with the curatorial team of the Finnish pavilion.

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“Alvar and Göran Were Connected by Their Will to Experience the New”

The friendship of Alvar Aalto and Göran Schildt lasted for decades. Göran Schildt’s widow Christine Schildt reminisces about her life as the writer’s wife and as a friend of Alvar and Elissa Aalto.

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Architects of a Better World

In May 2020, Finnish architects joined the Architects Declare movement for the climate. We asked two of the founding signatories of Architects Declare Finland how things are going with the declaration.

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An Everyday Landmark

The Pööli parking and service facility, built adjacent to Hämeenlinna railway station, offers car-parking space for commuters and residents of the area.

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A New Base for Urbanism

The City of Helsinki’s new Urban Environment House brings together all the city’s departments of the built environment under a single roof. The new building by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki architects also signifies a change in planning culture.