Annual Rings, an exhibition co-produced by the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Aalto University Wood Program, tells the story of the renaissance of the Finnish wood architecture over the past two decades. Starting from the early 1990’s and continuing to the present moment, the 14 projects on show demonstrate the wide range of scales and forms in which wood has been put to use, and the boundless opportunities wood offers to contemporary architecture. The works have been selected not only for their architectural quality, but also for the experimental nature of their execution. From offices and housing to public buildings and churches, these projects showcase new techniques in wood building while also reinterpreting traditional methods. The buildings, many of them the result of public competitions, reveal the possibilities of wooden architecture while also speaking to the important role that wood plays in Finnish art and culture. Curators of the exhibition are Pekka Heikkinen, Professor in Wood Architecture at Aalto University, Architect Philip Tidwell and Juulia Kauste, Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture. In the U.S. the exhibition was first presented at the Fay Jones School of Architecture University of Arkansas. The exhibition is supported by Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Aalto University, Lakea, Metsä Wood, Puuinfo and Suomen Tuulileijona. The exhibition is open for public Saturdays and Sundays (except June 20-21) 11am to 4pm.
5/27/2015 7:00 PM - 6/28/2015 4:00 PM
Place Embassy of Finland
Street address 3301 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008