Newly Drawn: Emerging Finnish Architects

Newly Drawn: Emerging Finnish Architects

There are certain publications that capture a unique moment on a certain architectural scene, becoming a must have for your bookshelf. And trust me, Newly Drawn is one of those.

Aalto and Saarinen marked some points along the modern architecture timeline, and now this book  presents us the new breed of finnish architects, starting by individualizing each of them on the cover, stating that they are young and with character.

The books is organized by practices, showing recent built and un-built works in detail, with good photos and drawings – something that is always appreciated by architects, but not always accomplished by the publishers.

Some of the works included on this book have been already featured in ArchDaily, such as the The University of Helsinki City Campus Library by Anttinen Oiva arkkitehdit and the Lakeside House by NOW for Architecture and Urbanism.

More details of the book and where to buy it after the break.

This book presents nine emerging Finnish architecture practices, their stories and works so far. Their work is newly drawn, and much of it yet to be realized, but their era is about to begin. It’s time to meet and get to know Hollmén Reuter Sandman, Verstas, NOW, Anttinen Oiva Architects, Lassila Hirvilammi, Avanto, ALA, AFKS and K2S.

The book includes an intoduction by architect Mikko Heikkinen and essays by critic Mika Hannula and architect Meri Louekari. The key words are Plurality, Horizontal Networks and the Newly Drawn: “There’s no unity, no illusion of one correct version. Instead of a monolithic stalemate, these nine independent offices manifest loud and proudly the opposite. There’s a plurality of means and ends, a wild variety of views and practices that both converse and compete with each other. It’s a productive and challenging mess that throws off the taken for granted checks and balances for both themselves and anyone that engages in discussion with them” (Mika Hannula)

Newly Drawn is produced as part of a joint project organized by the participating practices resulting in publications, exhibitions, workshops and other events in both in Finland and abroad.

- Rakennustieto Publishing

Publisher: Rakennustieto Publishing Producer of the Newly Drawn project: Martta Louekari Editors: Tuomas Toivonen and Nene Tsuboi

Language: English Cover: Paperback Pages: 208 ISBN: 978-951-682-940-4


Introduction: Under Forty, Mikko Heikkinen Enjoy the Future – An Open Process, Meri Louekari Drawn Together – Conversations on Architectural Plurality, Horizontal Networks and the Newly Drawn, Mika Hannula

Hollmén Reuter Sandman Verstas NOW Anttinen Oiva Architects Lassila Hirvilammi Avanto ALA AFKS K2S

Timeline Map of people Helsinki recommendations Photo credits Acknowledgements

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "Newly Drawn: Emerging Finnish Architects" 30 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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