A Helsinki based group of young architects, taking the design world by storm with their new-look Nordic design
Winning design competitions is the foundation stone upon which the ALA Architects was founded in 2005. Their first project was an international competition for a Performing Arts Centre in Norway. The tradition has continued ever since. Their latest project, the new Oodi Central Library in Helsinki has made them the latest cynosure of world design. Balancing both the worlds, that of green-field design as well as renovations of none other than Ralli and Reima Pietila’s buildings; closer home, they have renovated the Finnish Embassy in New Delhi. In between their hectic schedule of two metro stations recently commissioned, two major openings (Oodi and New Delhi) and the on-going expansion work at Helsinki airport, we snatched a few moments with Ar. Samuli Woolston, one of the principals of the firm.
It is one thing to think out-of-the-box and another to execute a buildings according to that thought. Have you, in any of your projects, felt limited or challenged by construction materials?
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For this recreational home in Ahmedabad, designer Parthavi Patel of Studio Patternmaker has created a tranquil and contemporary abode that’ll never go out of style
JOURNEYS THROUGH A LENS
Photographer Ishita Sitwala channels her love for modernist architecture by documenting renowned structures in the US and Canada in a way that indicates their sheer scale
Architect David Flack has honoured the exterior of this 1960s house, while updating the interiors with bold, brave choices
Partners in Practice
Shilpa and Sameer Balvally STUDIO OSMOSIS
Getting candid with Iqrup and Ritika Dhamija
Discover what makes these creative geniuses tick—their hopes, joys, opinions and love for traditional techniques and sustainable materials
Falgun Shroff and Pratik Harde give insight into the past, present & future Sources Unlimited
Design runs in the veins” has never been more apt than in the context of Sources Unlimited, which was started by Falgun Shroff in 2005.
IF IT'S BLACK & WHITE, IT'S JASON'S
Jason Wadhwani’s signature style of—and love for—monochromes turns this Mumbai apartment into a stylish urban oasis
A balance of cool and warm tones makes this office by PDP Architects an inviting space
Design Journey with Pinakin Patel
Although Pinakin Patel needs no introduction, the self-made architect designer’s career is peppered with twists, turns and triumphs. In this discourse, he shares with us his most significant moments—the turning point of his life, the milestones, the lessons he’s learned and the future he foresees
Inspired by the spectrum and its vivid glory, we are mixing up hues with unexpected combinations to create a vibrant home
The Political Perils of the Carless City
In Milan, authorities used the pandemic to push through changes aimed at reining in driving, while Helsinki has taken a more deliberate approach. In weaning people from cars, speed can be risky
Finland Deploys Coronavirus Sniffing Dogs At Main Airport
Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friendly and quick way to identify infected travelers.
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Why Helsinki Is The Happiest Place On Earth!
Thats according to the World Happiness Report 2018. So whats the secret behind that ranking?
Ciudades verdes, sensibles e inteligentes
Más silicio y menos asfalto es lo que propone el ingeniero y arquitecto futurista Carlo Ratti. La tecnología orquestará nuestras grandes urbes, donde quizá no habrá coches voladores, pero sí edificios orgánicos colonizados por vegetación, dotados de sus propios sistemas para producir energía limpia.
El futuro de las ciudades
La pandemia puso de manifiesto un latente cambio en el paisaje urbano. Dos sociólogos, dos arquitectas y un urbanista vislumbran la transformación de las urbes, las oficinas y nuestra vida en ellas.
City break or beach? HOW ABOUT BOTH!
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The Same Sea
Mutual dependence is the main theme of the Helsinki Biennial 2021, and the exhibits will concentrate on how we are on the cusp of enormous changes.
EL DESTINO MÁS FELIZ
Por cuarto año consecutivo, el título es para Finlandia. ¿Qué es lo que hace que sus habitantes sean los más felices entre todos los países del mundo? Descúbrelo y contágiate de su buena vibra.
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