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Pikku-Finlandia’s Architect: ”We had just the right amount of ambition”

The temporary event centre, Pikku-Finlandia, built next to the Finlandia Hall during its renovation, has been designed in accordance with the principles of circular economy construction and reverse building design. It is also the first big completed project for three architecture students.

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A Pavilion for the Better World

Lahti was the European Green Capital in 2021, and this led to the construction of a pavilion that initially prompted debate on climate change in the heart of Helsinki and is now a focus point at a tiny suburban railway station.

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Inspired by Nature

Hiking structures in the Tampere region and the Urho Kekkonen National Park show how hiking shelters with long traditions can be updated to the 2020s.

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The Power of Expression

The new electricity substation and power line introduce a new, sculptural layer to the national landscape of the Imatrankoski Rapids.

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Gable Fronts and Brick Pillars – Anne Hangebruch & Mark Ammann Interviewed

Anne Hangebruch and Mark Ammann’s designs are informed by the historic typologies and forms that surround them. How do you go about drawing inspiration from history?

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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.