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Bryggman Award to Toni Österlund

Bryggman Award to Toni Österlund

Architect Toni Österlund was awarded the Bryggman Award by the Finnish Association of Architects, SAFA. The award was given on the work done in the design, education and research of algorithm aided design in architecture. The award for the sum of 7,500 euros, from the Carin Bryggman and professor...

Conference in St. Petersburg – “Architectural Opportunities of Wood in Construction”

Conference in St. Petersburg – “Architectural Opportunities of Wood in Construction”

The fifth International Conference “Architectural Opportunities of Wood in Construction” was held at the Stieglitz St.Petersburg State Academy of Art and Industry, Russia in September 19. Toni Österlund was giving a keynote lecture there, subject “HILA pavilion – design and construction”. Other keynote speakers included Ro&Ad architects from Netherlands,...

Workshop at Kyoto, Japan

Workshop at Kyoto, Japan

The University of Oulu and the Tampere University of Technology took part tin the workshop organised by Kyoto Seika University, the Fuji Women’s University and Finnish Institute in Japan. Toni Österlund took part in the workshop as a teacher, representing the University of Oulu, Faculty of Architecture. Workshop was...

DigiWoodLab workshop – HILA pavilion

DigiWoodLab workshop – HILA pavilion

HILA pavilion is part of the summer workshop series at the University of Oulu, Faculty of architecture. The students of architecture created the concept and constructed HILA at the Kiikeli island, located right in front of the city center, in summer of 2014. The workshop was held in collaboration...

Algoritmit puurakenteissa – book

Algoritmit puurakenteissa – book

DigiWoodLab has published a new book called “Algoritmit puurakenteissa – menetelmät, mahdollisuudet ja tuotanto“, written by architects Toni Österlund and Tuulikki Tanska. It is an introduction to algorithm aided design and parametric modeling. The language of the book is Finnish. The book is divided into five chapters, depicting theory,...

Digital Design courses finished at Oulu and Tampere

Digital Design courses finished at Oulu and Tampere

The two courses, taught by architect Toni Österlund have come to an ending. Digital Design & Research – workshop13 at the University of Oulu and the Digital Design in Sustainable Urbanism at the Tampere University of Technology were finished late last year. The two courses provided a lot of...

Oulu University funding for PhD research

Oulu University funding for PhD research

Toni Österlund was granted two year research funding from the University of Oulu, uniOGS graduate school for finishing his doctoral thesis, working title: “Designing and Controlling Adaptive Lighting – Non-linear adaptive interactions of lighting”. The funding was granted based on the Open-Res call for doctoral students. The funding period...

Article about DigiWoodLab in PUU|WOOD|HOLZ|BOIS magazine

Article about DigiWoodLab in PUU|WOOD|HOLZ|BOIS magazine

The Finnish PUU|WOOD|HOLZ|BOIS magazine presented the new DigiWoodLab project in 3/2013. The article text was written by Toni Österlund and Tuulikki Tanska. The article presented the pilot case study of the project, which is the diploma thesis of architect Tuulikki Tanska, titled: “Methods of Geometric Optimization in Architectural Design – Case: Sports center...

Valoisa ja vetovoimainen kaupunki seminar at Oulu

Valoisa ja vetovoimainen kaupunki seminar at Oulu

Valoisa ja vetovoimainen kaupunki seminar assembles together a group of lighting and urban development professionals to discuss whether developments in urban lighting can add to the attractive value of cities. New info is also provided about the possibilities of intelligent and adaptive urban lighting. The Adaptive Urban Lighting team...

Digital Design in Sustainable Urbanism course started for semester 2013-14

Digital Design in Sustainable Urbanism course started for semester 2013-14

The Digital Design in Sustainable Urbanism course has now begun at the Tampere University of Technology, Tampere School of Architecture, Finland. The course goes on for 7 consecutive weeks and is taught by architect Toni Österlund and tutored by architecture student Lisa Voigtländer. The course is directed towards international...

Digital Design & Research – workshop13

Digital Design & Research – workshop13

The Digital Design & Research – workshop13 focuses on the new possibilities that algorithmic design methods and parametric modeling offer for architectural design. The workshop is organized as a collaboration between Arkkitehtuurin osasto – Department of Architecture, Oulunts of Architecture, Mathematical Sciences and Mechanical Engineering (structural engineering and construction...

Digital Design in Sustainable Urbanism exhibition @ Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2013

Digital Design in Sustainable Urbanism exhibition @ Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2013

The Digital Design in Susutainable Urbanism Exhibition and publication was exhibited as part of the Tallinn Architecture Biennale‘s Architecture Schools’ Exhibition. The theme of the biennale was Recycling Socialism and the Digital Design in Sustainable Urbanism was there as a representative of the Tampere University of Technology. TAB13 web...

5th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research

5th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research

The 5th Symposium of Architectural Research in Finland was held in 28.-30.8.2013 at the Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland. More information about the seminar can be found here. The theme this year was ”Architecture and Resilience” and presented keynote lectures by Halina Dunin-Woyseth, Lars Marcus, Juval Portugali and...

Unstructured.6 extra – article about the Oulu school of architecture

Unstructured.6 extra – article about the Oulu school of architecture

Unstructured.6 extra, published an article about the new generation of architects coming from the Oulu school of architecture. The article was written by Antti karsikas from alt Architehdit. It mentions the work done by architects Toni Österlund and Eero Lundén in the field of algorithm aided design (noted in...

Arkkitehtiuutiset 6-7/2013 article about SmartGeometry 2013

Arkkitehtiuutiset 6-7/2013 article about SmartGeometry 2013

The Finnish au – Arkkitehtiuutiset published an article about the SmartGeometry 2013. The article was written by Toni Österlund and Tuulikki Tanska. News posting about the SmartGeometry. Videos from SmartGeometry.

Valo-magazine [Light] 1/2013 article about Kaupunkikaikuja lighting installation

Valo-magazine [Light] 1/2013 article about Kaupunkikaikuja lighting installation

VALO is a trade magazine for electrical and lighting designers and consultants, architects, interior architects, electrical contractors, for people in charge of lighting in energy companies and road administration and for other people working within lighting industry. It is published by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of Finland. IES...

Voices on Nordic Architecture 1 – talks at Museum of Finnish Architecture

Voices on Nordic Architecture 1 – talks at Museum of Finnish Architecture

A fast-paced, spontaneous look at contemporary Finnish and Nordic architecture. The Finnish architects featured in the Light Houses exhibition will share brief visual presentations of their current and future projects (in Finnish). Featured tonight are Avanto Architects, Eero Lundén, Toni Österlund, K2S Architects, Lassila Hirvilammi Architects and Hollmen Reuter...

Light Houses exhibition at Museum of Finnish Architecture

Light Houses exhibition at Museum of Finnish Architecture

The MFA’s summer exhibition is a two-part showing of contemporary work by young Nordic architects. It is an expanded version of the joint Nordic Light Houses exhibition curated for the Venice Biennale in summer 2012. Celebrating the jubilee of the iconic Nordic Pavilion designed fifty years ago by Sverre...

Digital Design in Sustainable Urbanism book

Digital Design in Sustainable Urbanism book

Accompanying the exhibition, a similarly named book was published. The Digital Design in Sustainable Urbanism – Explorations in computational design strategies was published in print and as an online PDF! The print version is available for a limited time at the exhibition at the Tampere University of Technology and...

Tekniikan edistämissäätiö (TES) incentive grant

Tekniikan edistämissäätiö (TES) incentive grant

The Tekniikan edistämissäätiö (TES) has released their grants for 2013. Toni Österlund received an incentive grant from the foundation for his Ph.D. thesis “EMERGENT ALGORITHMS FOR ADAPTIVE URBAN LIGHTING – Emergence in adaptation of urban lighting in pedestrian context” (working title)....

Exhibition – Digital Design in Sustainable Urbanism

Exhibition – Digital Design in Sustainable Urbanism

New student exhibition called Digital Design in Sustainable Urbanism – Explorations in computational design strategies was opened 14th of May at the Tampere University of Technology. The exhibition and accompanying booklet represent student explorations in the AYS-6106 Digital Design in Sustainable Urbanism course taught by architect Toni Österlund. The...

Videos from Smart Geometry 2013

Videos from Smart Geometry 2013

The 10th Smart Geometry workshops and seminar were held by Bartlett/UCL in London, UK from 15th to 20th of April with the theme of “Constructiong for Uncertainty”. Smart Geometry is one of the biggest events exploring the potential of computational design, algorithm aided design methods (‘algoritminen arkkitehtuuri’) and parametric...

Smart Geometry 2013 in London

Smart Geometry 2013 in London

The 10th Smart Geometry workshops and seminar were held by Bartlett/UCL in London, UK from 15th to 20th of April with the theme of “Constructiong for Uncertainty”. Smart Geometry is one of the biggest events exploring the potential of computational design, algorithm aided design methods (‘algoritminen arkkitehtuuri’) and parametric...

Exhibition structure featured in mökki+ magazine

Exhibition structure featured in mökki+ magazine

The latest issue of mökki+ magazine featured the Liminganlahti Visitors Center’s exhibition structure. The exhibition structure was featured on the cover and by one spread small article. The mökki+ is a local lifestyle magazine for Pirkanmaa residents in Finland. It is published by Jussi Hietalahti from J10. The whole...

Cold Climate & Territory at Hammerfest Norway

Cold Climate & Territory at Hammerfest Norway

The annual Cold Climate and Territory Symposium took place this week at the Arktisk Kultursenter in Hammerfest. The two day event occured on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th of February 2013. http://www.coldclimateterritory.blogspot.no/2013/02/hammerfest-symposium.html

Kaupunkikaikuja [Urban echoes], responsive, adaptive and informative lighting installation @Oulu

Kaupunkikaikuja [Urban echoes], responsive, adaptive and informative lighting installation @Oulu

The Kaupunkikaikuja installation has been launched at the Otto Karhi park in Oulu, Finland. It is a temporary urban lighting installation that adapts to the presence and movement of people and communicates information through light. This installation is part of the Adaptive Urban Lighting – Algorithm Aided...

Cold Climate and Territory symposium

Cold Climate and Territory symposium

COLD CLIMATE AND TERRITORY presents perspectives on developing projects in Northern Scandinavia with a focus on cold climate, low energy solutions and modern design methods. The event aims to facilitate cross-border collaboration and raise awareness of the opportuniries and special challenges of the North !  

Digital Design in Sustainable Urbanism course

Digital Design in Sustainable Urbanism course

The Digital Design in Sustainable Urbanism course has now begun at the Tampere University of Technology, Tampere School of Architecture, Finland. The course goes on for 8 consecutive weeks and is taught by architect Toni Österlund. The course is directed towards international Master’s students of 4th-5th year. During this...

Shortlisted for Floating Viewpoint competition

Shortlisted for Floating Viewpoint competition

Design collaboration Heikki Muntola & Toni Österlund were invited to submit a proposal for the Camley Street Viewpoint competition in London, UK. The aim of this competition is to design a floating viewing platform and additional workshop facility for the London Wildlife Trust’s popular Camley Street Natural Park. More...

The 4th Symposium of Architectural Research in Finland

The 4th Symposium of Architectural Research in Finland

The 4th Symposium of Architectural Research in Finland was held last weekend (26.-27.10.2012) at the Aalto University, Espoo, Finland. More information about the seminar can be found here. The theme this year was “Architecture as Human Interface” and presented keynote lectures by David Wang, Sara Grahn, Judith Strong and...

Digital Design & Research – workshop12

Digital Design & Research – workshop12

The Digital Design & Research – workshop12 focuses on the new possibilities that algorithmic design methods and parametric modeling offer for architectural design. This year the workshop is attended by architecture, mathematic and structural engineering students. The collaboration between these different fields aims for the greater understanding of the...

Ground broken at house metsalyhty site

Ground broken at house metsalyhty site

The ground work at house metsälyhty begun at the small town of Noormarkku, Finland. House metsälyhty is an economic one family wooden detached house, of approximately 130 square meters. It will sit near the timber line in forest bound neighborhood of Noormarkku.  

www.nilas.fi

www.nilas.fi

More information and pictures of the sculpture by Lundén, Österlund & Wikar can be found at www.nilas.fi. NILAs is a part of the ”Light-houses – on the Common Nordic Groud” exhibition at the Venize architectural biennale, in Italy from 29th of August to 25th of November. The press release from Museum of...

eCAADe 2012 at Prague

eCAADe 2012 at Prague

  The eCAADe 2012 was held this year at Czech Technical University at Prague, Faculty of Architecture at 12th – 14th of September. eCAADe, or the International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe was now held for the 30th time. The theme of the...

“NILAs” at YLE news

“NILAs” at YLE news

The Light Houses: On the Common Nordic Ground exhibition at the Nordic Pavillion at the 2012 Venice architecture biennale displays sculptures from 32 Nordic architecture offices. Among the 11 offices from Finland, is the design collaboration Lundén, Österlund & Wikar with their NILAs sculpture.  Lunden Österlund Wikar is a...

Seminar on mathematics & architecture

Seminar on mathematics & architecture

The departments of mathematical sciences and architecture are holding together a small seminar the deals with the use of mathematics in architecture. The reason for this seminar is to bring together the mathematicians and professions that apply math in their work.   Additional information: Mathematics in Industry Forum There...

Pietilä Prize 2012

Pietilä Prize 2012

Rakennustietosäätio has awarded the 2012 Pietilä Prize for architect Eero Lundén and architect Toni Österlund. The Rakennustietosäätiö’s board of directors award the Pietilä Prize every other year to a young architect or a group in recognition of the remarkable work done in reforming architecture. The prize...

Valotarina [LightStories] website launched for controlling street lights in Oulu

Valotarina [LightStories] website launched for controlling street lights in Oulu

The Valotarina website opened finally today, allowing people to control and tell strories using the Pakkahuoneenkatu luminaires at the city of Oulu, Finland. Valotarina is part of the Adaptive Urban Lighting – Algorithm Aided Lighting Design research project. The set up of the Valotarina site and the linkage...

Rakennusfoorumi [Building Forum] discussion event

Rakennusfoorumi [Building Forum] discussion event

The Finnish Rakennustietosäätiö is holding a discussion event called Rakennusfoorumi 7th of February 2012. The topic is Jäähyväiset laatikoille? – uutta arkkitehtuuria etsimässä and the speakers include Tapani Launis, Tomi Henttinen, Toni Österlund and Eero...

Workshop11 completed

Workshop11 completed

The Digital Design & Research – workshop11 has now been completed and with great results! 15 students participated and acquired skills necessary to use new digital design methods and software. This year’s workshop was a part of a continuum of workshops, held at the University of Oulu, architectural department...

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