Department of Architecture

Department of Architecture

The Department of Architecture has an excellent international reputation stemming from the Finnish regional architectural culture. For decades, our distinguished quality in architectural teaching has held a strong bond to the practical design work in architectural offices.

For us, architecture is an art, requiring learning of professional practice, personal artistic development and technical knowledge of building.

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Research

Research carried out within the Department of Architecture covers the whole gamut of architecture, urban design and landscape architecture. Focus lays on building up social welfare, health care and urban design.

Our staff at the Department of Architecture consists of leading practitioners who have an active career in design projects, architectural competitions and exhibitions. Many design works have been largely published also internationally. We are the only school in Finland offering university level studies in Landscape Architecture. Students and recently graduated have lately succeeded in national and international design competitions.

Group X

A focus group at the department of architecture at Aalto University

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WiTLAB

Aalto WiT LAB is a network of researchers and projects focusing on resilient communities and grass roots action.

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Wood Program

A one year design and build program focusing on wood and wooden architecture.

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LAND Landscape Architecture

Our main specific research interests are connected to the environmental, cultural and sustainable dimension of the landscape.

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News

Karin Krokfors, kuva: Sanna Lehto
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

'We must look to the past, for a lesson in designing buildings for the future'

Architect Karin Krokfors says buildings should be designed to be adaptable over time. And that history holds plenty of examples for us to study.
Kuva: Mikko Raskinen
Cooperation, Studies, University Published:

Architecture students designed a wooden pavillion in front of the Design Museum

The pavillion is a Finnish-British modern interpretation of a tea house.
Kuvituskuva. Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen
University Published:

Vice Deans and Heads of Departments nominated at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

The Vice Deans and Heads of Departments have been nominated at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture for the term 1.9.2019 - 31.8.2024.
Decarbonize Design
Press releases, Studies Published:

Open online training material by Aalto and Yale Universities promotes low-carbon construction

The architecture schools of Aalto and Yale Universities have published open, free-of-charge online curricular material called Decarbonize Design. The project was published in connection with the World Circular Economy Forum 2019.

Events

Iines Jakovlev: Hidden Lake Photo: Anne Kinnunen
Exhibitions and fairs

Fragile Water design exhibition at Helsinki Airport

The exhibition Fragile Water brings attention to our use of water.
Monikulttuurisen työyhteisön tapaaminen / Kuvaaja Aalto-yliopisto, Unto Rautio
Lectures and seminars

Summer courses!

Registration for the Open University Summer courses starts on April 10th.
Processed soil samples from the Venice lagoon area on display in the Research Pavilion
Exhibitions and fairs

Traces from the Anthropocene: Working with Soil in Research Pavilion #3 in Venice

Artist-researchers from Aalto ARTS conduct a multidisciplinary research project addressing ecological consequences of human imprint through ceramic art.
Image: Taneli Luotoniemi.
Exhibitions and fairs

IN TRANSITION - Mathematics and Art student exhibition at the Espoo Cultural Centre

The exhibition showcases student work from the Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors course

Where to find us

Väre

Address: Otaniementie 14
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Mon-Thu at 8.00-21.00, Fri at 8.00-20.00, Sat at 9.00-17.00.

School of Arts, Design and Architecture by Sari Dhima
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