The objective of the curriculum of the Contemporary Architecture teaching unit in the first two years of the bachelor level is to convey the basics of contemporary architecture. The student is guided through lectures to understand the central concepts of architecture: space, form, structure, materials and colors as well as the functional interaction between the building and its users. Through personal design projects the theory taught in the lectures is applied in a studio setting. In third year and on master level the curriculum continues teaching contemporary architecture, design and architectonic problem solving. Designing public buildings forms the practical aspect of the teaching.
The curriculum of studies in contemporary arhcitecture is design oriented, in which exercises play a central role. Exercises are quite extensive and challenging, and completing them requires long term commitment and focus on the subject of the exercise. Personal guidance and mid-critiques maintain the design projects momentum while simultaneously more general questions of architecture and design arise. The objective of the exercises is to give students tools for creative design, to introduce students to architectural concepts and the design process. Exercises also include supporting lectures.
Professor Rainer MAHLAMÄKI, architect MSc
Professor Matti SANAKSENAHO, architect MSc
University lecturer Aulikki HERNEOJA, architect Dr.Tech
University teacher Ari JÄRVINEN, architect MSc
University teacher Riikka KUITTINEN, architect MSc
University teacher Henrika PIHLAJANIEMI, architect MSc, doctoral student
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Teacher of art studies Moosa MYLLYKANGAS, Master of Fine Arts
Assistant teacher Antti KARSIKAS, architect MSc
Assistant teacher Timo LEIVISKÄ, architect MSc
Assistant teacher, Miia MÄKINEN, architect MSc, doctoral student
Assistant teacher Merja PESONEN, architect MSc
Assistant teacher Virve VÄISÄNEN, architect MSc
Last updated: 31.8.2015