Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 3, No 3 (2011)

Tradition of Wooden Architecture –Parallels Between Lithuanian and Finnish Exeption

Arnoldas Gabrėnas


Lithuanian architects are interested in Finnish architecture from the beginning of the 20th. century. Wooden architecture as the narrower field of creation is analyzed in this article. There are discussed some peculiarities of historical wooden architecture as base of the tradition in Lithuania and Finland. Specific examples illustrate aesthetical, constructional, functional congruencies and development similarities in historical wooden architecture of the both countries. Author is looking for the succession of the tradition in the various examples of contemporary architecture. In the last decade of the twentieth century it is possible to find more objects of wooden architecture and it is the sign of the tradition regeneration in Lithuania and Finland. These objects have various aesthetical and structural forms, in which architecture, wood is the main or integral constructional material and serves for the main artistic expression. There are often used wooden structures in the new buildings and architects are searching for the new interpretations in tradition of wooden architecture in Finland. Wood in the architecture of dominant buildings is like a forcible information about universality, aesthetics and semantics of the material. Also there are many smaller size wooden buildings like houses or public buildings which are considered to be positive in Lithuania and Finland. There are often used wooden structures in the new buildings, architects are searching for the new interpretations of traditional wooden architecture in Finland. A big attention is paid to a teaching process about this material in universities of Finland. Author notices some separate manifestations of wooden architecture in Finland which can be as a guide for creation of wooden architecture in Lithuania.

Article in Lithuanian

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2011-06-07

Keyword(s): wooden architecture, historical, traditional, succession, contemporary, interpretation, Lithuania, Finland

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2011.055

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