(9.4.2014 - 11.5.2014)

The Museum of Finnish Architecture proudly presents Usko Nyström–Petrelius–Penttilä, a slice of architectural history from Finland’s pre-independence era.

The exhibition showcases the work of Usko Nyström (1861–1925), Albert Petrelius (1865–1946) and Vilho Penttilä (1868–1918), a trio of architects renowned for their distinctive Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) stone buildings, which have had an enduring formative influence on the townscape of inner-city Helsinki.
The architectural practice founded by the trio in spring 1895 was one of Finland’s earliest turn-of-the-century architectural collectives, differing from others in passionately embracing a fennophile identity.
In addition to their design work, all three architects also made an active contribution across a broad spectrum of community endeavours.
Spanning from the 1880s to the early 1920s, the exhibition presents a selection of projects designed collaboratively by the trio together withindependent projects from their youth.
Most of the exhibits are original drawings from the MFA’s own collections, supplemented by material borrowed from private patrons and public establishments. Many ink wash sketches have never been exhibited before.
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Design: Hannu Hellman

House Mielikki, sketch
Usko Nyström 1905
Original: MFA
House Tallberg, sketch
Usko Nyström 1897
Original: MFA