The Best of Finland’s Contemporary Wood Architecture

An exhibition at the Center for Architecture shows the development of Finnish wood architecture over the past two decades.

Sanaksenaho Architects, St. Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel

Courtesy Jussi Tiainen


Tonight, New York’s Center for Architecture hosts a discussion on the contemporary use of wood in architecture in the U.S. and Finland, with speakers including Juulia Kauste, director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, and Aaron Forrest, AIA professor of architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design (register here).

The talk complements the center’s current exhibition, Annual Rings: A New Generation of Wood Architecture in Finland (cocurated by Kauste), which charts the development of Finnish wood architecture over the past two decades through 14 key projects ranging from pavilions and churches to the country’s first all-wood multi-story apartment building. Here are just some of the remarkable projects featured in the show.

Sanaksenaho Architects, St. Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel.

Courtesy Jussi Tiainen

OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture. Kuokkala Church.

Courtesy Jussi Tiainen

OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture. Kuokkala Church.

Courtesy Jussi Tiainen

OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture. Kuokkala Church.

Courtesy Jussi Tiainen

K2S Architects. Chapel of Silence, Kamppi Chapel (Hiljaisudden kappeli).

Courtesy Marko Huttunen

K2S Architects. Chapel of Silence, Kamppi Chapel (Hiljaisudden kappeli).

Courtesy Marko Huttunen

Avanto Architects. Kupla Lookout Tower.

Courtesy Jussi Tiainen

Avanto Architects. Kupla Lookout Tower.

Courtesy Jussi Tiainen

Aalto University Wood Program & Pyry-Pekka Kantonen – WDC Pavilion.

Courtesy Ak-Pekka Sinikoski

Aalto University Wood Program & Pyry-Pekka Kantonen – WDC Pavilion.

Courtesy Ak-Pekka Sinikoski

JKMM Architects. Vikki Church.

Courtesy Arno de la Chapelle

Lahdelma-Mahlamaki Architects. Finnish Forest Museum and Information Centre Lusto.

Courtesy Jussi Tiainen

Lahdelma-Mahlamaki Architects. Finnish Forest Museum and Information Centre Lusto.

Courtesy Jussi Tiainen

MX_SI & Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects. Serlachius Art Museum.

Courtesy Mikko Auerniitty

MX_SI & Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects. Serlachius Art Museum.

Courtesy Mikko Auerniitt

Categories: Architecture, Cultural Architecture

Comments

comments