This short lecture course is an introductory package of the history of Finnish architecture, from the vernacular wooden houses to the hi-tec architecture of the 1990s: what was built, when and why? The aim is to become more aware of the architecture you encounter in, for instance, Helsinki, and to understand how building and architecture are interconnected with the general development of Finnish culture and society.

The course is organized by Aalto University and lead by architect Netta Bk.

Price: 10/5/0
Students from Aalto University and the University of Helsinki can attend the course for free.

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Tuesday 11.4.2017 at 4:156 pm


@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

In the introduction lecture, you will get a start on understanding architecture! Learn the main characteristics of historical Finnish architecture: vernacular building, periods and monuments.

Thursday 13.4.2017 at 4:156 pm

The Finnish wooden town

@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

Wooden building is a growing trend, but so it was also in the past. The lecture presents Finnish 19th century architecture. How about Helsinki: what has the city looked like from the 17th to 20th century?

Tuesday 18.4.2017 at 4:156 pm

From 1900 to the 1940's

@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

During the lecture, Finnish architecture from around 1900 to the 1940s will be discussed. The subjects include such themes as national romanticism, the classicism of the 1920s and Finnish functionalism.

Thursday 20.4.2017 at 4:156 pm

After World War II

@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

World War II has marked Finnish history and architecture quite remarkably. After the war, the golden age of the 1950s, the Boom of the 1960s and the tendencies of the turn of the century have all marked Finnish architecture.