A string of publicly engaged projects, including the revamp of Helsinki's Glass Palace, show how Finnish architects still embrace the humane modernist values of the nation's undisputed master

Published in Features
Thursday, 01 September 2016 14:00

Löyly sauna, Helsinki

The Finnish capital’s new eco-friendly seafront sauna needed a risk-taking client, but now it’s the public’s turn to sweat it out, writes Crystal Bennes

Published in Features
Friday, 15 April 2016 14:59

Eero Aarnio: Balls, bubbles and beyond

An engaging retrospective at Helsinki’s Design Museum captures the humour and inventiveness of the designer who furnished the 1960s

Published in Review
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 01:00

Postmodernism in Finland

In the land of modernism, PoMo was always going to be on the margins – but that made it all the more unsettling, says Crystal Bennes of an exhibition in Helsinki that ends on Sunday

Published in Review
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 15:58

Alvar Aalto: Second Nature

A superb exhibition in Weil am Rhein dispels the myth of Aalto as a Finnish romantic. His was a modernism without borders, writes Tim Abrahams

Published in Review
Friday, 30 January 2015 00:00


Works by Jouko Järvisalo, Markku Salo and the Memphis Milano are on display as part of the Design Museum Helsinki's exhibition of postmodernist design, which started on 30 January

Published in GALLERY
Monday, 26 January 2015 17:14


Helsinki Design Museum
30 January – 17 May 2015

Published in Diary
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 00:00

Helsinki Design Week

This year’s edition of Helsinki Design Week examined the role of design both in the museum and in everyday life, while organising a range of more playful activities in the city

Published in Review
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:33

Preview: Helsinki Design Week

The largest of the Nordic design festivals celebrates its tenth anniversary this September. Owen Pritchard spoke to programme director Hanna Harris about what to expect from the festival

Published in Features

Moreau Kusunoki, winners of the prestigious commission, are on the cover of our new issue. This piece from last year looked at arguments for and against the controversial project

Published in Comment
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 15:48

Chapel of Silence by K2S Architects

K2S Architects has used simple shapes and local materials to create a quiet, intimate space for reflection at the heart of bustling Helsinki.

Published in News
Thursday, 23 August 2007 11:11

Manifesto #45 Anteeksi | Designer

Manifesto #45 with designer Anteeksi in Helsinki.

Published in MANIFESTOS