5 August 2010: New record set at the Kuopio Housing Fair with over 100.000 visitors

On 5 August 2010, the huhdredthousandth visitor stepped through the main entrance gate. Sirja Aalto and Peter Timmermans with children Olivia and Felix were pleasantly surprised by the festive reception when they arrived on a sunny summer day from Loppi at the Housing Fair 2010. Pasi Heiskanen, Managing Director of the Finnish Housing Fair with […]

26 July 2010: Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi visits the Kuopio Housing Fair

Today, our guest of honour was Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi. The Prime Minister has visited many earlier Housing Fairs and Holiday Housing Fairs, for instance at Valkeakoski in 2009. Ms. Kiviniemi seemed to enjoy herself and spent a full day at the Fair visiting the show houses and exhibitions. She was well informed of the […]

24 July 2010: Housing Fair Race

The afternoon was reserved for the Housing Fair 2010 Race arranged by the Rauhalahti roadrunners (http://www.rauhalahtiroadrunners.com). There was no question about it: I would definitely run the half marathon in the series for men over 40 years. Eventually it became clear to me that I was an amateur in a professional race… My time 1.33 […]

Project Minimum Home

In the academic year 2009-2010 I was involved in setting up a course in Housing Design for the Tampere University of Technology architecture students. The dynamic leader of the course was professor Markku Hedman. The students looked at housing from various extraordinary perspectives each approaching the design task from his or her own, well-defined ideology. […]