CURRICULUM VITAE

Juhani Uolevi Pallasmaa

Born September 14, 1936, Hämeenlinna, Finland

Master of Science in Architecture,
Helsinki University of Technology 1966

PRESENT EMPLOYMENT
PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT
ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING COMMISSIONS
ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITIONS
EXHIBITION DESIGN
PUBLISHED WORK
GRAPHIC DESIGN AND EDITORIAL WORK
ARTICLES PUBLISHED ABROAD
ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN FINLAND
LECTURES IN FINLAND
LECTURES ABROAD
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
POSITIONS OF TRUST

 

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PRESENT EMPLOYMENT
Acting Professor of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology Aug 1991-
Arkkitehtitoimisto Juhani Pallasmaa Ky (Juhani Pallasmaa Architecture Office, Helsinki), owner 1983-
PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT
State Artist Professor 1983-88
Acting Director, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki 1978-83
Suunnittelutoimisto KRT Ky, K. Mikkola-J. Pallasmaa 1976-81
Head of the Exhibitions Office, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki 1974-83
Arkkitehtitoimisto Arkkitehdit Ky (Architecture Office), Helsinki, designer 1974-76
Associate Professor, Haile Selassie I University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1972-74
Principal, Taideteollinen oppilaitos (Institute of Industrial Arts), Helsinki 1970-72
Arkkitehtitoimisto Juutilainen-Kairamo-Mikkola-Pallasmaa (Architecture Office), Helsinki, partner 1966-80
Arkkitehtitoimisto J. Pallasmaa, (Architecture Office), Helsinki, owner 1967-72
Exhibition assistant and exhibition designer, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki 1958-69
Lecturer, Helsinki University of Technology l967-69
Seniorassistant, Helsinki University of Technology 1965
Lecturer, Taideteollinen oppilaitos (Institute of Industrial Arts), Helsinki 1966-67
Arkkitehtitoimisto Mikkola-Pallasmaa (Architecture Office), Helsinki, partner 1963-67
Arkkitehtitoimisto A. Ruusuvuori (Architecture Office), Helsinki, design assistant 1962-63
Arkkitehtitoimisto M & M. Jaatinen (Architecture Office), Helsinki, designer 1958-61
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ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING COMMISSIONS
Railway Station Centre, Lahti, land utilization scheme 14) 1991-
J.A. Tarkiainen, silver and watch shop, Mikonkatu 1, Helsinki 1991
Polar/Helsinki Town Planning Office, Kansakoulukatu 3, Helsinki, underground extension of office building 1991-
Service Centre, Ruoholahti, Helsinki, functional study 1991-
Finnish Exhibition at the World Fair 1992, Seville, Spain 1990-
International Moscow Bank, Headquarters and office Building, Moscow 14) 1990
Saame Lapp Museum, Inari 1990
Residence of the Finnish Ambassador to France, Avenue President Kennedy, Paris, renovation 15) 1990-
Underground Tennis Hall, Taivallahti, Helsinki, sketch proposal 1990-
Itäkeskus (Eastern Centre), glass covered boulevard (interior, bridge and kiosk structures, street furniture, advertizing systems) 1989-
Studio and House Siltavuori, Kirkkonummi 1990-
Ruoholahti Residential Area, design of outdoor spaces (canal, parks, bridges, materials, lighting, street furniture, etc.), Helsinki 1990
Tikkurilan Silkki Area, Tikkurila, utilization plan 14) 1990-
Villa Sinebrychoff, Karhusaari, Espoo, restoration 1989-
Kauppatori (Market Square), general development plan, Helsinki 1989-
Antilooppi-kortteli, KOP Banking Group, City Block, Helsinki Centre, development plan, renovation of seven existing buildings and design of a new office building 1988-
Institut Finlandais (Finnish Institute), 60, Rue des Ecoles, Paris 13) 1986-91
Itä-Suomen hovioikeus, maaoikeus ja vesioikeus, (Eastern Finland Court Houses), Kuopio, renovation and extension 1987
Aleksi 15/Pohjola Oy, Helsinki, new pedestrian passage and courtyard, renovation of buildings 1987-
Helsingin Puhelinyhdistys, (Helsinki Telephone Association), system of phone booths 1987-
Villa Sinebrychoff, Karhusaari, Espoo, renovation of Hevosmiehen talo 12) 1987
Marimekko Shop, New York, renovation design (not executed) 1986-
Helsingin kauppahalli (Old Market Hall), Helsinki, renovation 1986-
Tampereen Aluesäästöpankki (Tampere Area Savings Bank), Tampere, preliminary renovation scheme 1986-
Halosenniemi (Studio villa of the painter Pekka Halonen), Tuusula, renovation and new service building 12) 1986-
Tuusula Artists' Community, Fjällbo, sketch proposal 12) 1986-
Saimaan Viestintäkeskus (Saimaa Communication Centre), sketch proposal 12) 1985-
Itäkeskus (Fastern Centre), Helsinki, plan for the shopping block, coordination of architectural planning and design 1984-
Karhusaari area, development plan 12) 1985-
Helsinki City Energy Works, Vuosaari, Power Plant, study 1984-
Art Museum, Rovaniemi, renovation 1984-86
Marimekko Shop, Pohjoisesplanadi 31, renovation 1984-85
Yrjö A. Jäntti Art Collection, Porvoo, museum installed in an industrial building 1984
Attic flat, Huvilakatu 2, Helsinki, renovation 1981-83
As Oy Katajanokanranta 2, Helsinki, (not executed) 1) 1979-81
Holiday Inn Hotel, Khartoum, sketch proposal 1) 1979-81
Pohjoismainen taidekeskus (Nordic Art Centre), Suomenlinna, exhibition hall 1980
Helsinki, Center Plan, consultant in studies for e.g. the bus terminal system 1) 1976-79
Sokeain Keskusliitto (Central Union of the Blind), Itäkeskus, Helsinki, proposal for the headquarters, (not executed) 1) 1979
Moduli 225, model industrial summer house, International Exhibition on Wood' Maison de Bois', Pompidou Center, Paris 5) 1979
Atelier House, Hyvinkää, proposal 1976
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Atelier Kantokorpi, Alavus, (not executed) 1977
Taidemaalarit-Galleria (Painters' Gallery), Helsinki, renovation 1977
Iran House, industrial housing system for Iran, (not executed) 5) 1975-
Private Residence, Tehran, sketch porposal 5) 1975
Het Zilverne Kruis, Leiden, extension plan, (not executed) 5) 1974
Social Science Center, Haile Selassie I University, Addis Ababa, pre study 1974
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Dire Dawa, (not executed) 10) 1974
Ethiopian Amalgamated headquarters, Addis Ababa, (not executed) 1 1) 1973-74
Swedish Community School, Addis Ababa, sketch proposal 1973
Leprosy Settlement, Ambo, Etiopia 9) 1973-74
Ethiopian Electric light and power Authority, Addis Ababa, extension of headquarters, sketch proposal 8) 1973
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Addis Ababa, sketch proposal 8) 1973
Institute et Ethiopian Studies, Art Museum, Addis Ababa, not executed 1973
Multipurpose Hall, Public Health College, Gondar, Ethiopia 7) 1972-73
Tapiola Center Extension Plan, Espoo 4) 1966-69
Siilitie metro station, Helsinki, execution by Kaupunkisuunnittelu Oy 4)1970-71
Kalasatama metro station, Helsinki, study 4) 1970-71
Two-family house, Leppisaarenkuja, Tammisalo, Helsinki 1970-72
Summer house Gullichsen, Vänö Island 1971-72
Summer house Andersson, Hånäs 1971
Summer atelier Tor Arne, Vänö Island 1970
One-family house Anttila, Marjaniemi, Helsinki 1969
Pälkäne medieval church, renovation 1968-72
Moduli 225, industrial summer house system 5) 1968-72
BES - industrial concrete element system, study 6) 1969-71
Parish Center, Hyrylä 1) 1968
Botby Svenska Samskola, Helsinki 3) 1966-67
Summer house Vilppula, Karjaa 1) 1966
Summer house Helander, Muurame 1) 1965
One-family house Finne, Sommarö, extension 1) 1965
One-family house Nurmi, Hannusjärvi, extension 1) 1965
City exhibition pavilion, Mikkeli, (not executed) 1) 1965
Summer house Martinmaa, Hämeenkyrö 1) 1964
Two family house Metso-Juvonen, Helsinki 1) 1963
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ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITIONS
City Library, Joensuu, purehase 1982
Cultural Center, Tapiola, Espoo, purchase 1980 City Library, Tampere, purchase 1979
Nordens Hus, Thörshavn, Faroe Islands, Nordic Competition, purchase 1977
Ethiopia Amalgamated, headquarters, Addis Ababa, first prize 11) 1973
Parish Center, Hyrylä first prize 1) 1966
Center Plan, Järvenpää, first prize 1) 1966
Adult Education School, Vehkalahti, first prize 1) 1966
Burial Chapel, Salo, purchase 2) 1964
Design work and competitions have been carried out in collaboration with:
1) Kirmo Mikkola
2) Kirmo Mikkola, Jan Söderlund
3) E. Kråkström, K. Mikkola
4) E. Juutilainen, E. Kairamo and K. Mikkola
5) K. Gullichsen
6) K. Gullichsen, M. Seppänen
7) Techeste Ahderom
8) EKE-Consult
9) Student group at the HSIU
10) V. Wahlroos and EKE-Consult
11) V. Wahlroos
12) M. Komonen
13) Roland Schweitzer, Paris; Sami Tabet (collaborator)
14) A. Davidsson
15) Andrö Remondet, Paris
EXHIBITION DESIGN
Exhibitions of Finnish architecture and town planning presented in approximately 40 cities abroad

Exhibitions of Finnish art presented in New York, Minneapolis, Vancouver, Moscow and Leningrad

Designs for 21 exhibitions of art and architecture shown in several cities in Finland

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PUBLISHED WORK
Architecture and townplan designs presented in several exhibitions of Finnish architecture and town planning in:
Finland, Holland, Denmark, Soviet Union, Italy, China, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Germany, England, Japan, Austria, India, France, Australia, Egypt, Senegal, Kenya, Sudan, Iran, Czechoslovakia, Poland, USA, Norway.

Architecture, planning and graphic designs published in various magazines and books in:
Finland, Poland, Holland, Japan, Italy, France, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, England, Norway, Chile, Australia, USA.

GRAPHIC DESIGN AND EDITORIAL WORK
Numerous poster, magazine, exhibition catalogue, book, brochure and trade mark designs since 1959

Graphic designer of approximately 20 books and exhibition catalogues since 1959

Editor and graphic designer of approximately 25 books and exhibition catalogues since 1976

ARTICLES PUBLISHED ABROAD
Architecture of Imagery - Conception 1976
and experience in Alvar Aalto's architecture. The Nature of Architecture, Routledge. London (in the process of printing 1991).

Sense and Sensation (Exhibition folder: Paintings and Objects of Jim Eric Wichmann), Galerie Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm), Helsinki, 1990.

Skrivandets svårigheter (Review of Sören Thurell's doctoral thesis). Arkitektur 8/1990.

Poetry of Reason (Introduction to the book on Kjell Lund & Nils Slaatto; Ulf Grönvold, editor), Universitetsforlaget, Oslo, 1988.

Tradition and Modernity, Architectural Review, London, May 1988.

Architecture in Finnish Cultural Identity - Two Timely Masters, Scandinavian Review, Winter 1987.

Image in Form - the Villa Mairea as a Cubist Collage. Studio International, London, 1987.

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Social Commission and Autonomous Architect the art of architecture in the consumer society. Harvard Architecture Review, Rizzoli, New York, 1987.

Erindringen i Vaerelser-arkitekturen i maleri (Rooms of Memory architecture in painting). Skala, Aug 1986, Copenhagen.

Fölelsens geometri - et blik på arkitekturens faenomenologi (Geometry of feeling - a view of the phenomenology of architecture), Skala, Juni 1986, Copenhagen.

Finnish Architecture after the Paris Spring, Byggekunst, 7/1986.

Torden over Atlanten (Storm over the Atlantic). Skala ?/1985, Copenhagen.

Bauten und Design - Finland: Für Seine Architekten Berühmt, Die Presse, Vienna, 19.1.1985.

Transatlantic Exchange of Architectural Impulses.
Finnish-American Academic and Professional Exchanges: Analyses and Reminiscences. Foundation for Research in Higher Education and Science Policy and United States Educational Foundation in Finland, Helsinki 1983.

Villa Mairea, Fusion of Tradition and Utopia, Global Architecture, Tokyo, 1984.

Trends and Contradiction in Finnish Architecture, Studio International, London, ?/1982.

Tapio Wirkkala and the Finnish Tradition of Simplicity. Mexico City, 1982.

Images in the Libeskind Macroscope published in:
- Between Zero and Infinity, Rizzoli, New York, 1981;
- Exhibition Catalogue. Archantic Publications, Zürich, 1981;
- Exhibition Catalogue. Architectural Association. London,1980.

Trends und Widerspruche in der finnischen Architektur, Deutsche Bauzeitung, 5/1981.

Rediscovering a Tradition, Urban Design International, 2/1981, New York.

Five Artists from Today's Finland - Between Universal and Unique (exhibition catalogue), Tokyo, 1978.

Towards a New Humanism - Aspects of Alvar Aalto's Architecture and Thinking. Space Design, 1+2/1977, Tokyo.
 

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Alvar Aalto: International Encyclopedia of Architecture, Engineering and Urban Planning, Harvard University (manuscript written in collaboration with K. Mikkola in 1977).

Dopo l'Architettura della Technologia, Parametro, 45/4/1976, Italy.

Bankroet van de industriele wooningbouw, Plan, 8/1975. Holland.

Architecture in Finland: Restlessness, Projekt, 4/1972. Warsaw.

Finsk design uddannelse i en overgang, (Finnish design education in a transition), Dansk Brugskunst 6/1972, Copenhagen.

ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN FINLAND
Approximately 90 articles published in Finnish magazines, newspapers and books since 1967 et which e.g. the following have been translated into English:

Rakennustaiteen rajat - kohti hiljaisuuden arkkitehtuuria (The Limits of Architecture - Towards an Architecture of Silence), Arkkitehti 6/1990, Helsinki.

Metsän arkkitehtuuri (Architecture of the Forest), essay in the catalogue Language of Wood, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, 1987.

Language of wood, Form-Function-Finland, 2/87, Helsinki.

Frank 0. Gehry - myöhäis-moderni anarkisti, (Late Modern Anarchist), Arkkitehti, 5/1986, Helsinki.

Muistin huoneet - maalaustaiteen arkkitehtuuri (Rooms of Memory - Architecture of Painting), Arkkitehti, 5/85, Helsinki

Elämyksen geometria - näkökulma arkkitehtuurin fenomenologiaan (The Geometry of Feeling - a View of the Phenomenology of Architecture), Arkkitehti 3/85, Helsinki.

Aikamme pakkomielteet ja arkkitehtuuri - näkökulma rakentamisen elämänkielteisyyteen (Obsession of Our Time and Architecture - a View to the Nihilism of Building), Arkkitehti 5-6/83, Helsinki.

Ihmisen paikka (The Place of Man), Arkkitehti 1/1983, Helsinki.

Arkkitehtuurin kaksi kieltä - biokulttuurisen arkkitehtuurinäkemyksen lähtökohtia (The Two Languages of Architecture Elements of a Bio-cultural Approach to Architecture), Abacus 2, Yearbook of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, 1980.

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Modernismissa on tulevaisuus, (Our Future Lies in Modernism), Arkkitehti 5-6/80, Helsinki.

Preface and essay entitled Avant-Garde vs. Derriere-Garde in the exhibition catalogue Creation and Recreation: America Draws, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, 1980.



LECTURES IN FINLAND
Numerous lectures in schools of architecture, University of Industrial Arts, The Finnish Art Academy, Free Art School, various educational events, conferences, seminars and symposia since 1967.
LECTURES ABROAD
Numerous lectures on planning, architecture, design and visual arts in:
Sweden, Norway, Great Britain, lreland, Italy, Spain, Holland, Soviet Union, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Japan, USA, Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt and Denmark since 1968.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Visiting Critic, Carleton University, Ottawa 1985
Honour Studio, University of Houston, visiting teacher 1983
Associate Professor, Haile Selassie I University, Department of Architecture and Town Planning, Addis Ababa, main teaching responsibility:
- Theory of Environment
- Theory of Architecture
- History of Architecture
- Architectural Design additional teaching responsibility:
- Architectural Science
- Communications Skills
- Product Design 1972-74
Rector and lecturer, Institute of Industrial Arts, Helsinki
- General basis of design and communication 1970-72
Lecturer, Helsinki University of Technology, Otaniemi
- Architecture I 1967-69
Lecturer, Institute of Industrial Arts, Helsinki - General composition
- Structures 1966-67
POSITIONS OF TRUST
Since 1979 several positions of trust, e.g. the following:
Third Alvar Aalto Symposium, Jyväskylä, chairman 1985
Cultural Forum, European Security Meeting, Budapest, member of Finnish delegation 1985
State Art Acquisitions Committee, Helsinki, member, vice-chairman 1984-85
The Finnish Architectural Reviw, Editorial Board, chairman 1979-84
International Symposium "The Modern Tradition" Venice Biennale, invited Co-organizer 1982
Free Art School, Helsinki, Board of Directors, 1969-71 chairman 75-
Nordisk klassicism - Nordic Classicism 1910-30, Nordic Exhibition, initiator and organizer of the project 1982
ICAM - First International Conference et Architectural Museums, Helsinki, initiator and organizer 1979

 
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From Juhani Pallasmaa's sketchbooks
1, 2, 3 Hailuoto island, Finland 1980
4 El Thule, Oaxaca, Mexico 1979
5 Faroe Islands 1977
6 Bandiagara, Mali; Dogon village 1978
7, 8 Cotton-grass, Vänö island, Finland 1972
9 Iceland, Oct. 25, 1980
 
 
ARCHITECTURE IN MINIATURE
©Museum of Finnish Architecture, Juhani Pallasmaa, 1991
ISBN 951-9229-71-X
 
 
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