In addition to the below listed newest publications there is also the compiled list of press releases here » ______________________________________________________
A new book on Alvar Aalto Libraries was presented in Freespace of Libraries seminar
at Arsenale’s Teatro alle Tese, Venice on 21 Nov. 2018
The Finnish Pavilion’s seminar “Freespace of Libraries” is organised within the general “Meetings on Architecture” programme, organised by La Biennale di Venezia and curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara. Finland’s Mind-Building exhibition produced by Archinfo Finland explores the development of Finnish library architecture. The seminar will be concluded with launching the book Alvar Aalto Libraries. The book published by Rakennustieto Publishing was presented by its authors Sirkkaliisa and Jari Jetsonen.
New perspectives on Alvar Aalto’s foreign networks
Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) was one of the most internationally oriented
Finns of all time. He was skilled in networking and established enduring
contacts with colleagues around the world already in the 1920s. After
1929, when he first attended a CIAM congress, he built up a worldwide
professional network. There were always foreign architects working in
Aalto’s office, where he was happy to welcome guests from abroad.
Aalto’s field of action encompassed almost the entire world: he lectured
extensively, participated successfully in architectural competitions
and received numerous awards and commissions from abroad. Since Aalto’s
time, there has never been any real competition in Finland to his career
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Architectural books from Finland Rakennustieto Publishing is the leading publisher and wordlwide distributor in the field of arhcitecture in Finland.
Rakennustieto Publishing highlights a new book on the works
of Finnish architects Lahdelma and Mahlamäki, who won the Finlandia Prize on architecture for their Museum of
the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.
Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects: Works The
work of the contemporary Finnish architectural partnership of Ilmari
Lahdelma and Rainer Mahlamäki arrives into international focus with the
inauguration of their designs for the Museum of the History of Polish
Jews in Warsaw. LAHDELMA & MAHLAMÄKI ARCHITECTS: Works presents for
the first time a survey of selected built work of the Lahdelma &
Mahlamäki partnership, from their early work in the 1990s to the present
day, introducing the quality of that work to a larger international
Alvar Aalto Architect – Paimio Sanatorium 1929–33. Volume 5 Immediately on its completion, the Paimio
Sanatorium was heralded as an international success, and established the
basis for Alvar Aalto’s reputation as one of the most notable modern
architects in the world. The book takes the reader on a tour of Paimio. Read more » Press release »
The Finnish Sauna - Design & Construction The best of Finnish expertise in sauna design. The information it
contains relies on a long tradition, practical experience that has
developed over generations and which in recent decades has been
complemented and updated by professionals in the field. Available also in German.
Alvar Aalto - What & When, e-book Reference e-book on both Aalto’s implemented and unimplemented designs, compiled in chronological order according to year and alphabetical order according to locality. Each year starts with an introduction which describes Aalto’s trips, the people he met and significant events in his work and private life. Read more » Press release »
Alvar Aalto: The Mark of The Hand - reviewed by Nicholas Ray The latest book review of the book describing Aalto's architectural work and his working processes is published in arq - architectural research quarterly -journal in December 2012 by Nicholas Ray.
Architecture is fundamentally existential in its very essence, and it arises from existential experience and wisdom rather than intellectualized and formalized theories. We can only prepare ourselves for our work in architecture by developing a distinct sensitivity and awareness for architectural phenomena.”...
Designers & Books reviewed Encounters 2 to the Top 10 list - see the review here ».
“Architecture frames human existential experience and provides a horizon of understanding. As architects, we do condition others’ lives; this definitively projects a decisive ethical dimension onto our work. Architecture also implies the significant allocation of collective resources—this is a serious responsibility...
The Illustrated Building Dictionary contains terminology used in architecture, construction history, styles and decorations, building technology, machinery and tools, materials and their treatment,urban and traffic planning, as well in transactions with authorities and the implementation of projects....
Ilmari Tapiovaara, Yrjö Kukkapuro, Kaj Frank, Tapio Wirkkala, Nanny Still, Vuokko Nurmesniemi and Hannu Kähönen have along with many others been significantly involved in creating the concept of Finnish design. They are not only great designers, many of them have also been inspiring teachers and role models for young designers. When discussing Finnish design they are unsurpassable, and now they are the kings, queens and jacks in a pack of playing cards. ...
The book Houses in Finland presents 33 individually designed
homes – each representing the Finnish dream of living close to nature.
But how is such a dream realised? The Finnish climate requires buildings
with technically excellent construction solutions, such as well
insulated walls, triple glazing, and roofs that can take heavy snow
loads. The houses presented in the book are thus all superbly
functioning design solutions.
Houses in Finland is the most
extensive book ever published presenting the architecture of Finnish
single-family houses. It offers useful information and practical beauty
for all those fascinated by such houses, for those dreaming of owning
one, and for designers and students in the field of building.
Hermann Kaufmann - Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award 2010
Rakennustieto is publishing now for the sixth time a monograph on the
work of the architect awarded the international Spirit of Nature Wood
Architecture Award. The 2010 winner is Austrian architect... Read more » Villas & Saunas in Finland – new, extended edition
An interest in the architecture of summer villas, their interiors and particularly energy saving and sustainable solutions is clearly on the increase. Villas and Saunas in Finland, first published in 2007, is now available in a new, extended edition. The new edition includes eight extra projects, featuring energy saving and low emission solutions for holiday home construction. The principles of ecological building have also been taken into consideration in the projects featured in the first edition of the book.
The theme of the Play Music playing cards is classical music. Decorative
Clubs for the Baroque; clear-cut Diamonds for Vienna Classicism;
Hearts, the symbol of love, for Romanticism; and dramatic Spades...
Read more » Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg - Saving a Modern Masterpiece
This book presents architect Alvar Aalto’s famous library in Vyborg, Russia, and the international efforts since 1994 to restore it. Read more » Brochure »