Interview

“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.

Interview

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.

Article

Return of the Industry

Integrating industry within the urban fabric of our cities could contribute to their long-term sustainability. In the Malminkartano district of Helsinki, many principles presently considered radical have been on trial for some 30 years.

Article

The Future Lies in Africa

Africa is urbanising at a fast pace. If western architects want to be part of the development, an attitude of awareness and humbleness is needed.

Interview

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.

Project Review

Three Sugar Cubes in Kulosaari

The social housing project by the City of Helsinki in Kulosaari island shows that quality of housing can be also achieved with a low budget.

Project Review

The Art of Possibilities

The old Kirkkonummi Library from the 1980s is gobbled up by the new Fyyri. Anni Vartola visits the new library designed by JKMM Architects.

Interview

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.

Exhibition

The Multi-Faceted Sirens

The exhibition on the life and works of Kaija and Heikki Siren at the Espoo City Museum is the first ever comprehensive exhibition in Finland of the Sirens’ architecture. The Baghdad Conference Palace by Kaija and Heikki Siren was completed in 1982.Everything and Nothing – Architects Kaija + Heikki SirenKAMU Espoo City Museum, Espoo23 October […]