Empathy – a Collection of Phenomena

Empathy has no single definition, but its many forms might help architects combat personal biases in their work, examine their relationships with clients, and analyse ways with which to encounter their surroundings, writes Henrik Ilvesmäki.


Conductor’s Perspective on Space

Klaus Mäkelä conducting Oslo Philharmonic. Photo: Marco Borggreve / Harrison Parrot Conductor Klaus Mäkelä has worked in some of the best-known concert halls in the world.


Circle of Care

In her essay, Iris Andersson examines hospitals, their history, future and the concept of healing space.


On Hares, Ferrymen and Empathy in Architectural Education

Fernando Nieto and Rosana Rubio, who teach architecture at Tampere University, examine the contradictory goals posed for architectural education.


Working in a Changing World

The will to influence took architect Emma Hannula to speaking at international UN meetings and showed that in development work an architect can contribute to much more than just the design of buildings.


A New Direction for Critical Regionalism

Architecture is increasingly being asked to acknowledge its social and ecological responsibilities. Critical Regionalism, which emphasises locality, offers one perspective on solving global problems.


Building a Better World – Piece by Piece

The first question architect Heikki Lamusuo and artist Jaana Partanen ask when starting a new project is who will experience it and what feeling they want to evoke with their work.


Sharing Isolation

Architect-photographer Pyry Kantonen’s photos offer insight into the life and homes of urban communities during the pandemic.


The Weakening Link between Architecture and Social Interaction

Architecture has always sought to find solutions to the challenges inherent in human social interaction, so it perhaps ought to have a role to play online, too, ponders Tommi Aho.