Arkkitehti – Finnish Architectural Review publishes topical and timely takes on architecture, urban design, planning and other related fields, with content ranging from essays to commentaries, project reviews and articles as well as book and exhibition reviews. The magazine also showcases novel and interesting architecture and design projects and research. Arkkitehti follows global discourse with focus on the Finnish context.

Article and project proposals can be submitted throughout the year to for consideration. In drafting the proposals it is recommended to consider the announced, forthcoming themes.

Upcoming theme issues and schedules:

2/2024 Matter and Intelligence


The Matter and Intelligence issue explores new materials, circular economy, and digitalization from various perspectives. We are interested, for example, in the following questions:

How do digitization and artificial intelligence change the work of architects and architecture? What threats and opportunities do they bring along?

How do new low-carbon materials transform construction industry and architecture? What new possibilities exist for traditional materials like wood, clay, and brick?

What new opportunities and limitations do principles of circular economy bring to architecture? Can buildings and cities be designed based on material flows?

What connections are there between research focused on tangible building materials and digital information?

The intended scope, main idea, and focal questions of the text should be explained in the form of a short abstract or a list with the main points written out. The editorial team will decide on the development and publication of the submissions. Authors and the editorial team will collaborate to finalize the texts for publication.


Have you recently designed a project that utilizes building materials or digital design tools in an innovative way? At this stage, we need basic information about the project, a brief description, and a few photos or drawings. Materials for publication will be requested later.

The issue is full and will be out 3 April 2024.

3/2024 Stage

Performance spaces, multipurpose arenas, city as spectacle

Send your article or project proposal by the end of February to The issue is out 24 May.

4/2024 Colour

Colour in built environment, spatial experience, environmental art

Send your article or project proposal by 15 April to The issue is out 6 September.

5/2024 Crossing the Borders

International networks, design export, the limits of architecture

Send your article or project proposal by 14 August to The issue is out 8 November.


Projects, Design Proposals

Submissions of buildings and other architecture or design projects proposed for publication should include general information of the project, such as the name, location and a necessary amount of screen quality photographs or other material needed for communicating the core idea of the project. We mostly publish architectural and design projects in Finland and by Finland-based or Finnish designers abroad. However, international projects related to topical themes in architectural discourse may also be showcased in the context of wider articles.


  • The intended scope, main idea, and focal questions of the text should be explained in the form of a short abstract or a list with the main points written out. When drafting proposals, it is recommended to also consider the announced, forthcoming themes. Full length texts and drafts are also accepted.
  • The magazine decides on the publication of proposed texts. All texts go through an editorial process.
  • We appreciate standard language and clear expression, contextualising the topics and critical thinking.
  • Texts can be written in English or in Finnish. All material chosen for publication will be translated and edited for publishing in both languages.
  • The magazine pays fees for published articles.


The magazine publishes both shorter and longer articles – with illustrations if needed. Longer articles can be based on research, or take a form of an essay or a review article. The length should be approximately between 10,000 and 12,000 characters (incl. spaces). Shorter articles can be, for instance, reviews, viewpoints or commentaries to an interesting topic, or interviews. The length should be between 4,000 and 8,000 characters (incl. spaces).

Project Review or Commentary

The magazine publishes commentaries and reviews on newly built and timely projects. The reviewed projects should be discussed in advance with the editorial staff. The proposed length is around 4,000 characters (incl. spaces).

Book or Exhibition Review

The reviewed books and exhibitions should be discussed in advance with the editorial staff. The proposed length is between 2,000 and 4,000 characters (incl. spaces).


Arkkitehti – Finnish Architectural Review is not responsible for materials sent without request.