11 May 2018

The Thinking Incubator in Otaniemi studio course will hold its Final Review next Tuesday 15.5 at 13:15 at Aalto University Department of Architecture (Miestentie 3, room 211), as part of Aalto Festival 2018, the group of events showcasing the talents of Aalto University. Guest critics in the review will…

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12 Jan 2018
07 Dec 2017

A new form of platform economy is revolutionising teaching at the Aalto University campus. The School as a Service model is spreading. Read the full article here.

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04 Dec 2017

Dietmar Eberle, Professor of Architecture and Design at ETH Zurich Department of Architecture and founding partner of Baumschlager Eberle Architekten, visited Aalto University last October to give a lecture titled ‘200 100 50 20 10’ at the Department of Architecture. Read a recap on his visit here. Picture courtesy…

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22 Nov 2017

WORKSHOP AT AALTO UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE November 24, 2017, 10:00-18:00 / Miestentie 3, room 127 INSTRUCTORS > Belinda Tato > José Luis Vallejo HOST > Dr. Fernando Nieto, fernando.nieto@aalto.fi (enrollment) Urbanism is the mirror in which the many aspects and layers of society are reflected. Cities were first…

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14 Nov 2017
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 >…

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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…

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13 Oct 2017
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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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08 May 2017
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”….

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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…

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30 Dec 2015

Images courtesy of estudio Herreros Typological Hybridizations An Urban Mixed-Use Complex on Otaniemi Campus (Mountain Man Hybrid Block) A studio course at the Department of Architecture, Aalto University, with estudio Herreros (Juan Herreros & Jens Richter) A Master’s level design course as part of the Campus Development of Aalto…

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04 Dec 2015

The seminar JOT-Flexible Learning Places on new learning environments based on the concept of JOT project (Joustavat Oppimisen Tilat), organized by the City of Espoo and Group X at the Department of Architecture of Aalto University, will be held on Monday 14.12 at Urban Mill premises. The full data…

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04 Dec 2015

Next Monday the final review of the studio course “Interactive Dance House Helsinki” will be held in the old building designed by Alvar Aalto of the Department of Architecture at Otakaari 1 (seminar room M134). The course is a collaboration between Aalto University in Finland and Tsinghua University in…

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07 Sep 2015

Group X is taking part in the studio course Interactive Dance House Helsinki, a Building Design studio course at Master’s level at the Department of Architecture, Aalto University. The course is organized by Professors Pirjo Sanaksenaho and Teemu Kurkela in collaboration with Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. It will…

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02 Jun 2015

Group X and the Aalto University Department of Architecture will organize a summer workshop & studio in collaboration with Royal College of Art in London. The studio aims for a new solution for those schoolchildren and teachers in Espoo, whose own school is under repair: a permanent transient school. This…

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21 May 2015

Next Thursday May 28th, Fernando Nieto from Group X will be presenting the paper in coauthorship with Antti Ahlava “X-ing Disciplines from Architecture. The Case of Aalto ARTS”, at the International Conference on Teaching Innovation (JIDA’15 – Conference on Educational Innovation in Architecture), to be held at the School…

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12 May 2015

Next Monday May 18th at 18.00 the exhibition Final Works – Architecture Exhibition will be opened in the ground floor lobby of the main building at Aalto University (Otakaari 1, Otaniemi Campus). The exhibition shows the Master’s Theses from students graduated at the Department of Architecture last year. It…

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