Money or Your Life? The Church of the Three Crosses awaits salvation

Alvar Aalto’s Church of the Three Crosses in Vuoksenniska, Imatra, has been closed since last autumn because it has suffered persistent moisture damage and would require urgent and extensive repairs.

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Archives: Raili Pietilä

Raili Pietilä and her husband Reima Pietilä designed several of the most original buildings in Finnish modern architecture.


Remembering Kristian Gullichsen (1932–2021)

William J. R. Curtis wrote a memorial text about his friend, architect Kristian Gullichsen.


Architectural Hit Parade

Toista sataa introduces a work of Finnish architecture from every year of the nation’s independence. Despite the pompous premise, it manages to be free from stiff pretences.


Architecture is a Verb

Sarah Robinson's new book examines the psychosomatic relationship between architecture and the human being.


Architect, Teacher and Designer of Buildings of Note

Biography compiled by two art historians tells the life and work of Finland’s arguably most influential 19th century architect.


Does the Ecclesiastical Architectural Heritage Have a Future?

Declining tax revenues and high repair costs have put the future of many ecclesiastical buildings at stake. We asked three experts for their views on the situation.


Discourses on Dogma – Alvar Aalto and the Church

 Horizontal section of the exterior wall in the Church of the Three Crosses. Alvar Aalto Museum.


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.