The three young architects of Spanish studio MX_SI have won the competition for expansion of Gosta Serlachius Museum in Finland. With the Gosta Serlachius Museum project, MX_SI focuses on and guides the context of the landscape, offering a central position to the old Joennimei Manor House where the museum was originally housed.
The design of Olavi Koponen’s new home on the shore of Lake Saimaa in Finland demonstrates the architect’s comprehension of the site. The home is not built on the basis of rigid paths or schemes for living, but draws its inspiration from the act of wandering through the forest, and the use of structural and cladding materials in the project expresses the Finnish architect’s poetics.
Within the context of the Seinäjoki civic centre, designed by Alvar Aalto, JKMM Architects conceived the new library, integrating the functions of the great Finnish architect’s work. The new building – composed of three connecting volumes – is simple and adopts a contemporary approach, and sustainability is also considered in the materials selected.
In Jyväskylä, home of the Alvar Aalto Museum, the Kuokkala district houses the church of the same name, designed by Lassila Hirvilammi architects of Finland. The building on the market square is designed to form the heart of the community, which sees itself reflected in the use of sustainable materials and handcrafting techniques in the construction.
Lines, polished surfaces, and full volumes in the Lapland landscape of lakes and forests: The Snow Show is an open-air exhibition of works by artists and architects using unusual, unexplored construction materials.
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