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Did You Read the Manual?

Buckminster Fuller's classic is still timely after 50 years of its publication.

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A Nature Trail in the Grip of Culture and the Past

How to maintain the innate wildness of nature while making it available for everyone? Hanna Johansson visits the recreational path in Lammassaari, Helsinki.

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A Guide to Recycling Buildings

Manual of Recycling is an invaluable resource for those who are serious about material re-use and conservation.

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Contemplating Beauty

Calling for beauty as a value is often considered conservative. The 2019 Tallinn Architecture Biennale seeks for modern day meanings of beauty.

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Aalto as Cultivator

An exhibition at the Museum of Finnish Architecture presents Alvar Aalto's architecture from the perspective of landscape.

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The Renovated Cradle of Humanist Learning

The main building of University of Jyväskylä, designed by Alvar Aalto in 1959, has in the past suffered from a sick building syndrome. Now, newly renovated it returns to its central role on campus.

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Architecture in Shrunken Terms

Brent Heavener's Tiny House suggests, that sustainable building could also mean designing compelling spatial experiences.

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A Stylishly Chill Spiral

In addition to the parking facility, the hybrid building in Kruunuvuorenranta residential area by NRT Architects also fits communal facilities as well as a vertical pedestrian access leading from the street level to the park.

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A Light New Seedbed

Photo Tuomas Uusheimo As something of a novelty amongst Helsinki’s shopping destinations, Garden offers a new kind of space for Finnish fashion and design. The architectural design plays an exceptionally strong role in the retail concept.