Kari Palsila


Eliel and Eero Saarinen: The Sweeping Influence of Architecture's Greatest Father-Son Duo

09:30 - 20 August, 2018
St Louis Gateway Arch. Image © Flickr user jeffnps licensed under CC BY 2.0
St Louis Gateway Arch. Image © Flickr user jeffnps licensed under CC BY 2.0

It is rare for a father and son to share the same birthday. Even rarer is it for such a duo to work in the same profession; rarer still for them both to achieve international success in their respective careers. This, however, is the story of Eliel and Eero Saarinen, the Finnish-American architects whose combined portfolio tells of the development of modernist architectural thought in the United States. From Eliel’s Art Nouveau-inspired Finnish buildings and modernist urban planning to Eero’s International Style offices and neo-futurist structures, the father-son duo produced a matchless body of work culminating in two individual AIA Gold Medals.

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West Terminal 2 / PES-Architects

06:00 - 26 November, 2017
West Terminal 2 / PES-Architects, © Marc Goodwin
© Marc Goodwin

© Kari Palsila © Kari Palsila © Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tyynenmerenkatu 14, Helsinki, Finland
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Tuomas Silvennoinen, Architect SAFA (chief designer), Pekka Mäkelä, Architect (project manager), Emmanuel Lopes, Architect, Hanna Eskelinen, Architect SAFA
  • Area

    12900.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Wuxi Grand Theatre / PES-Architects

00:00 - 27 August, 2012
Wuxi Grand Theatre / PES-Architects, © Pan Weijun
© Pan Weijun

© Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen + 25