Wooden slats and bleachers provide the multi-faceted volume of this waterfront sauna by Avanto Architects, allowing visitors to climb the roof for a better view of the sea or to lounge in the sun (+ slideshow). More »
A retrospective of work by Finnish designer Eero Aarnio, a pioneer of high-quality plastic furniture and creator of some of the most iconic chairs of the 1960s, has opened at the Helsinki Design Museum. Dezeen spoke to the exhibition's curator about how Aarnio broke with the "traditional Bauhaus Nordic functional style" (+ movie). More »
News: the Guggenheim is just one of a string of art institutions expanding internationally with new architecture projects. The Helsinki competition represents part of its plans to "stop being an exporting institution, and instead be a collaborative one," according to director Richard Armstrong (+ interview). More »
The Design Museum in Helsinki is hosting a retrospective of work by Ilmari Tapiovaara to raise the profile of the Finnish Modernist furniture and interior designer out from Alvar Aalto's shadow (+ slideshow). More »
Dezeen Wire: the results of a study carried out by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation on behalf of the City of Helsinki has revealed that it would be feasible to construct a new Guggenheim Museum in Finland.
The report proposes that the museum would be built on the waterfront and would have a stong focus on architecture and design, as well as art. More »
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