With references to anthropology, psychology, sociology and philosophy alongside images drawn from literature, theatre, music and the visual arts, Pallasmaa delineates an arc The essays included in Encounters range from considerations of identity and intention to technology and nature, from standardized systems of construction to phenomenological approaches to architecture.
Among the many academic and civic positions he has held are those of Director of the Museum of Finnish Architectureand head of the Institute of Industrial Arts, Helsinki.
From tohe was Raymond E. Louisand in he received an honorary doctorate from that university. His exhibitions of Finnish architecture, planning and visual arts have been displayed in more than thirty countries and he has written numerous articles on cultural philosophy, environmental psychology and theories of architecture and the arts.
Among Pallasmaa's many books on architectural theory is The Eyes of the Skin — Architecture and the Senses, a book that has become a classic of architectural theory and is required reading on courses in many schools of architecture around the world. A selection of essays written by Pallasmaa, from the early years to more recent ones, has been translated into English and collated together in the book Encounters — Architectural Essays Helsinki,edited by Peter MacKeith.
In Pallasmaa turned 70, and the occasion was marked by the publication of the book Archipelago. Essays on Architecture, edited by Peter MacKeith. The collection contains essays by 23 authors, all with some connection to Pallasmaa or MacKeith. John Wilson and Daniel Libeskind.
His early career is characterised by concerns with rationalism, standardization and prefabrication. This was partly due to the influence of his mentor Professor Aulis Blomstedt, who was very much concerned with proportional systems and standardization.
Pallasmaa's first key work demonstrating these principles was the Moduli with Kristian Gullichsenan industrial-produced summer house,of which around six were built in Finland.
However, the key models for this type of architecture were both Japanese architecture and the refined abstractions of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. In Finland this type of architecture is referred to as "constructivism" - with only a family resemblance to the avant-gardist Russian Constructivism - and at that time, the late s and s, stood in opposition to the work of Alvar Aaltowho was increasingly seen in his home country as an idiosyncratic individualist.
But the interest in Japan also contained the seeds for Pallasmaa's later concerns; materiality and a phenomenology of experience. It was after returning from teaching in Africa that Pallasmaa turned away from pure constructivism, and took up his concerns with psychology, culture, and phenomenology.
His concern for details and small works such as exhibition design has sometimes earned him the label "jewel-box architect". Snow Show, Lapland with Rachel Whiteread Bank of Finland Museum, Helsinki, Pedestrian and cycle bridge, Viikki Eco-village, Helsinki, Ruoholahti Residential Area, Helsinki: Helsinki Telephone Associationphone booth design, Helsinki Old Market Hall, Helsinki, renovation Art Museum, Rovaniemirenovation, Moduli with Kristian Gullichsenmodel industrial summer house, Quotes "I see the task of architecture as the defense of the authenticity of human experience" Juhani Pallasmaa, Encounters "Juhani Pallasmaa, a man from the extreme north, who has a dynamic cosmopolitan personality and is deeply in love with Italy.Juhani Uolevi Pallasmaa is a Finnish architect and a visiting professor at Washington University in St.
Louis and at the University of Illinois–Urbana Champaign. He is the author of Archipelago–Essays on Architecture, The Architecture of Image–Existential Space in Cinema, Encounters–Architectural Essays, and The Eyes of the Skin Reviews: 2.
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Pallasmaa is the current director of an architecture studio, Arkkitehtitoimisto Juhani Pallasmaa – in Helsink, Pallasmaa Pallasmaa’s article is a variation of the preface to The Thinking Hand, written for the Student Publication.
Juhani Uolevi Pallasmaa (born 14 September , Hämeenlinna, Finland) is a Finnish architect and former professor of architecture and dean at the Helsinki University of arteensevilla.com the many academic and civic positions he has held are those of Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture , and head of the Institute of Industrial Arts, Helsinki.