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Juhani Pallasmaa

Metsän arkkitehtuuri.

Pallasmaa J. (1987). Metsän arkkitehtuuri. Silva Fennica vol. 21 no. 4 article id 5335. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15492

English title: The architecture of the forest.


The paper presents aspects of town and forest architecture. A feature of the Finnish building tradition is that the forest is allowed to grow next to buildings. After the Second World War a new type of town was created in Finland, ”the forest town”. The most prominent feature of the history of Finnish architecture, from national romanticism to functionalism and up to the present day, is the modification of international ideals to a certain ”forest culture” style.

The paper is based on a lecture given in the seminar ‘The forest as a Finnish cultural entity’, held in Helsinki in 1986. The PDF includes a summary in English.

Original keywords
arkkitehtuuri; kansallisromantiikka; funktionalismi; kaupungit; maisema; metsäkaupunki

English keywords
architecture; national romanticism; functionalism; towns; landscape; forest; garden city

Published in 1987

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