14 Nov 2017
13 Nov 2017

Bilbao 15-18 November 2017 The travelling Human Cities exhibition in 2016-2018 presents the process and results of co-creating activities in the experimental Labs of all the Human Cities partners in ten different European cities. The next upcoming Exhibition is landing in Bilbao during the Bilbao Design Week. Every exhibition…

Read More

07 Nov 2017

WORKSHOP AT AALTO UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE November 10, 2017, 10:00-18:00 / Miestentie 3, room 127 > 10-12 Introduction > 12-13 Lunch break > 13-16 Work in progress > 16-17 Critical session > 17-18 Visualization development INSTRUCTORS PhD Architects > José Manuel López Ujaque > Francisco García Triviño >…

Read More

07 Nov 2017
06 Nov 2017

Light & Space Academy holds a new course called “Introduction to Lighting Design” this Autumn Semester 2017 at the University College of Southeast Norway (USN) organised by Professors Hannu Tikka and Julle Oksanen. Through lectures and workshops, the course is tackling the essentials of architecture, architectural lighting design history…

Read More

30 Oct 2017

Find in the next link the summary of the past Human Cities Helsinki 2017 group of events held in September: Sharing Playfulness – Human Cities Helsinki 2017. Here is the video summary: Other stories of the cities involved in the project can be found filtering by category or city…

Read More

13 Oct 2017
25 Sep 2017
25 Sep 2017
08 Sep 2017
08 Sep 2017
08 Sep 2017

Group X is collaborating again with the Professorship of Building Design (Prof. Pirjo Sanaksenaho) in the studio course on the topic Psychiatric Hospital in Laakso (Helsinki), to be held at Aalto University Department of Architecture during this Autumn Semester 2017. The Building Design Studio task is to design a…

Read More

29 Aug 2017

We are happy to announce that Group X member M.Sc.(Arch.) Julle Oksanen, one of the Light & Space Academy leaders, has just become PhD in Architecture, D.Sc.(Arch.), with a dissertation titled “Design Concepts in Architectural Outdoor Lighting Design Based on Metaphors as a Heuristical Tool”. Julle defended his doctoral…

Read More

23 Aug 2017

In September 2017 Group X representing Aalto University, Helsinki partner in the Human Cities network, welcomes the other partners from ten European cities to a unique international creative event “Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale/Helsinki 2017” featuring an exhibition and a collaborative workshop. Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale 2014-2018 is…

Read More

21 Aug 2017

Aalto University and MIT Media Lab wish to use Aalto University Otaniemi campus and its surroundings as a Living Lab to test and evaluate urban innovation. To foster a mutually beneficial collaboration, MIT and AU have initiated a cooperation on the creation of the City Science Lab @ Aalto…

Read More

08 Jun 2017

Group X will participate in the Sri Lanka Hambantota International Cultural Exchange Centre and Innovation Expo Action Plan Workshop, an international workshop with local government and Universities to be held in Sri Lanka from June 21th to 27th, 2017. Academic institutions taking part in the workshop are the Shanghai…

Read More

12 May 2017

Human Cities Event / Ljubljana 23–27 May 2017 PUBLIC SPACES FOR LOCAL LIFE / Shared values in diversified urban communities as a foundation for participatory provision of local public spaces. A joint event of EU Human Cities: Challenging the city scale project (Creative Europe 2014-2020) and AESOP’s thematic group…

Read More

12 May 2017

Architecture Building Design Master Course exhibition presents projects, which are based on a real initiative and need for spaces for a media education centre as part of Aalto University. The University has suggested a site in the centre of Otaniemi, near the new building of the School of Arts,…

Read More

12 May 2017

Final Review for Studio Hong Kong: Diversifying Forms of Living with the Aalto University Department of Architecture presents the Master of Architecture student designs for hyperdensity and verticality in housing in Hong Kong. The studio is organised by Group X at Aalto and funded by the EU Human Cities…

Read More

08 May 2017
31 Mar 2017

Group X’s postdoctoral researcher Fernando Nieto is the new innovation agent for Aalto ARTS in 2017. He will represent the Department of Architecture in the Innovation Scout project, a Tekes KINO project owned by Tuija Pulkkinen from Research and Innovation Services and Aalto University’s Vice President of Research and…

Read More

10 Mar 2017

Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale/Saint-Étienne 2017 Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 9th March – 9th April 2017 After the launch of the project and a first workshop in 2015, Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale comes back in Saint-Etienne for the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2017, to share with the audience…

Read More

07 Mar 2017
24 Feb 2017

Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale 2014-2018 March 13-14, 2017 Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 2017 Context The Cité du design, which leds the European project Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale, has carried out experiments on the subject of the “Urban scale in question” since 2015. In the contemporary urban context,…

Read More

15 Feb 2017

Belgrade Design Week welcomes its partners from eleven European cities to a unique international creative event “HUMAN CITIES/ SHARING CLOUD – Kragujevac 2017”, inviting the broadest public, citizens and citizens initiatives, architects, urban planers, the creative community, artists, economists, municipal administrations, media, academia and students from Serbia and the…

Read More

06 Feb 2017

The project School as a Service (SaaS), developed conceptually by Group X at Aalto University Department of Architecture in collaboration with the City of Espoo, has been awarded with the Quality Innovation Award 2016 in the category of Education. More information about the prize here. The project keeps on…

Read More

02 Feb 2017

PhilaU – Aalto – UofO – Sustainable Luminaire & Lighting Design Competition 2016 The International Lighting Competition “InnoLight” has been celebrated as a student design competition between universities in Finland and USA. Students from Aalto University, Philadelphia University and University of Oregon have taken part in the competition. The…

Read More

10 Jan 2017

The studio course on Housing Design and Diversifying Forms of Living titled Superimposed Verticality will be presented tomorrow Wednesday 11th at 14:15 in Paja building in Otaniemi. The course is organized by Group X in collaboration with the Housing Design chair (Prof. Hannu Huttunen) at Aalto University Department of…

Read More

29 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016

Service Logic in Architecture course welcomes students to design architectural solutions with a social, instrumental value for users, basing on the “School as a Service” case in Otaniemi. During the course, students will be familiarized with the concept of service architecture, will develop a method of using a service…

Read More

09 Oct 2016

Group X’s member Janne Saario has been selected Next Generation Leader 2016 by the prestigious American Time Magazine. Janne Saario’s life rarely veers from skateboarding. The breezy former pro-skateboarder from Helsinki, 33, has turned a passion for skating into a calling, becoming one of the few landscape architects in…

Read More

03 Oct 2016

Sino Finnish 100 Challenge is organized during 2017 in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangdong in co-operation with Finnish and Chinese universities, companies, cities, public organizations and innovative individuals. SF 100 Challenge is carried out as main event of the Finland 100 anniversary program in China. SF 100 Challenge utilizes Finnish…

Read More

03 Oct 2016

Two seminars are served as the warm up events for two architectural exhibitions: “People’s Architecture: Architect HSIEH Ying-Chun and Atelier-3” and “Making Places: Fieldoffice Architects and HUANG Sheng-Yuan”. “People’s Architecture” exhibition will present a temporary pavilion, built by citizens and international refugees at the city centre of Helsinki in…

Read More

14 Sep 2016

Welcome to Tongji-Aalto Postgraduate Seminar on Sustainable Design ——Service logic for shaping future living environment Date: 7th October 2016 Time: 9:30-11:30 / 13:30-15:00 Venue: Aalto Design Factory Our living environment is changing. It shifts from the conditions that are dominated by the idea of well-being shaped by unsustainable consumerism…

Read More

12 Sep 2016

Group X’s members Fernando Nieto and Claudia Auer will take part as teachers in the Building Design studio course Future Media Center for Aalto University in Otaniemi, organized by Professor of Building Design Pirjo Sanaksenaho. The course is held at Aalto University Department of Architecture, starting on Tuesday September…

Read More

29 Aug 2016

The project called School as a Service (SaaS), developed by Group X at Aalto University Department of Architecture and led by Professors Antti Ahlava and Jarmo Suominen, has just become reality on Otaniemi campus at Aalto University. During August 2016, 350 students from Haukilahti Upper Secondary School of the…

Read More

13 Aug 2016

The architectural office of Group X leader Antti Ahlava, helsinkizurich Office Ltd, has recently been awarded twice internationally. The office received the Innovation and Excellence Award 2016 for Excellence in Urban Design, awarded by the international UK publisher LiveWire. The prize is given for the best championing their business…

Read More

08 Aug 2016

A school of today and the future is more flexible and connected to the society. Old patterns of teaching and learning are replaced with social interaction and learning together. Reporter and editor: Eini Nyman Camera: Silja Ylitalo, Eini Nyman Music: Setuniman @ freesound.org

Read More

05 Jun 2016

The public sauna Löyly has just been opened in Hernesaari, Helsinki. The building has been designed by Avanto Architects, Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen. Ville Hara has been a teacher in our studio course Typological Hybridizations at Aalto University Department of Architecture. Sauna bathing is an essential part of…

Read More

04 Jun 2016

Ateljé Sotamaa, where our Group X’s member Kivi Sotamaa is one of the two principals, has just finished the holistic design of Finnjävel Restaurant in Helsinki. Half a year ago two truly inspiring chefs, Henri Alén and Tommi Tuominen, and a visionary Somelier Samuil Angelov approached us with an…

Read More

27 May 2016

Next Thursday June 2nd, the exhibition with student works in the studio course Dance House Helsinki will be opened in the Turbine Hall at Cable Factory in Helsinki. The project is based on a real initiative and need for performance spaces for a leading dance education centre and theatre…

Read More

20 May 2016

Next Tuesday May 24th (09:00-14:00) we will hold the final review of the studio course at Master’s level Typological Hybrizidations at the Department of Architecture, Aalto University, Miestentie 3, seminar room 220. The course is a collaboration between Group X at Aalto University and Madrid-based architectural office estudio Herreros….

Read More

12 May 2016

Aalto Festival is back again, showcasing the talents of Aalto University students, graduates and faculty. Aalto Festival 2016 will be held during the second fortnight of May in many premises in Helsinki and Espoo at the same time. The opening ceremony of Aalto Festival 2016 will be held on…

Read More

07 May 2016

Kivi Sotamaa will take parte in the exhibition and symposium Archeology of the Digital. Complexity and Convention at the Canadian Center for Architecture CCA. The symposium will be held on May 10-11, 2016. Archaeology of the Digital: Complexity and Convention, an exhibition that dissects and reassembles material from fifteen…

Read More

22 Apr 2016

Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, from Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos and Alvar Aalto Medal 2015, will be lecturing at the Department of Architecture, Aalto University (Otakaari 1X, lecture hall A1) on Wednesday 27.04 at 18:00.

Read More

20 Apr 2016

Group X’s member Teemu Kurkela, from JKMM Architects, will be lecturing within the Contemporary Finnish Architecture lecture series. The lecture will be next Thursday 21th April at 14:15 at Otakaari 1X, hall A2.

Read More

13 Apr 2016

Group X’s member Claudia Auer, from Auer & Sandås Architects, will be lecturing within the Contemporary Finnish Architecture lecture series. The lecture will be next Thursday 14th April at 14:15 at Otakaari 1X, hall A2.

Read More

12 Apr 2016

In the context of the Human Cities partners meeting, to be held in Milan on April 13th-15th, the exhibition “Human Cities_ Challenging the City Scale/Milano” will be showed, where Group X at Aalto University is taking part showing the projects “School as a Service” and “Exit School of Architecture”….

Read More

20 Mar 2016

Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale/Milano will host the Human Cities annual meeting involving more than 30 participants from the 11 partners. The meeting will be an opportunity to share how the European cities involved in the programme, are activating public spaces, to schedule the future steps, to promote the…

Read More

10 Jan 2016

Next Thursday January 14th at 18:00, Juan Herreros & Jens Richter will be lecturing with the title “Looping Forward” at the Department of Architecture, Aalto University. Juan Herreros and Jens Richter are organizing the studio course “Typological Hybridizations” during the Spring semester 2016 in collaboration with Group…

Read More