The School of Architecture at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is excited to announce a unique architectural showcasing of Helsinki architect, Juhani Pallasmaa. Pallasmaa is a professor at several universities and is also a practicing architect at his own firm, Arkkitehtitoimisto Juhani Pallasmaa KY, in Helsinki. This exhibition will be located in the Haigo and Irene Shen Architecture Gallery (2nd floor) of the School of Architecture from January 31 to March 5 and is open to the public. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pallasmaa will introduce his invigorating “thirteen themes” of his work, which interplays his design inspirations through thought and form. These works include furniture pieces, fixtures, illustrations, architecture projects and more. This exhibition shares Juhani’s creative thoughts and design process.
“Architecture should make us see the majesty of the mountain, the patience and persistence of the tree and the passing smile on a stranger’s face. In today’s world of growing alienation and detachment, we need an architecture that can re-mythologize, re-sensualize and re-eroticize the world and fuse us with our very lived reality,” said Pallasmaa.