“One Hundred Years of Finnish Architecture”

Eng. 406, Byblos campus

 The department of Architecture and Interior Design is organizing a lecture by Taisto Makela titled: “One Hundred Years of Finnish Architecture.”

Makela holds a Ph.D. & an M.A. in architectural history, theory, and criticism from Princeton University. He is currently the chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Colorado in Denver.

One Hundred Years of Finnish Architecture

Finland is recognized internationally for the quality of its design, particularly modern and contemporary architecture and its relation to the landscape and nature. Design excellence in general is highly appreciated and widely supported to an extent practically unknown elsewhere. This lecture provides a broad introduction to Finnish design culture - from saunas to urbanism, from medieval stone fortresses to unique wooden churches, from the traditional landscape to the formal garden, from national romanticism to modernism and the contemporary scene.