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Toward a Future Architecture?

Lee Marable examines how Helsinki Central Library Oodi reflects current values and ideals of the surrounding society – and finds connections to capitalism.

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The Urban Patch

Kasmir Jolma reflects his relationship on the recent development of Ratina district in Tampere.

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Miracle of the Mundane

Photo Timo Kiukkola A waste collection station has been built in Kruunuvuorenranta in Helsinki. The waste from this new neighbourhood will be collected by vacuum tubes and packed tightly in containers to await transportation and final processing elsewhere.

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Small Gestures

Photo Tuomas Uusheimo Playa Architects designed three point blocks in Kruunuvuorenranta, Helsinki. They made Antti Auvinen think about the nature of urbanity.

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Where the Suburbs met Utopia*

The architectural office Ortraum designed a detatched house in Laajasalo, Helsinki. The somewhat experimental home makes Philip Tidwell think about everyday life sites and the urban periphery.

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Archetype

The University of Helsinki’s old administration building was in need of renovation and thus a suitable venue for comprehensive change, when the university was looking for a place to organise events. Think Corner is a successful new model for a currently emerging building type, says Tommy Kaj Lindgren.