Kivi Sotamaa: Meteorite

​Chalmers School of Architecture Public Lecture Series​: ‘Meteorite’ designed by Sotamaa is a building located in seemingly remote Kontiolahti in eastern Finland. Approached on foot through the woods – as preferred by the architect – it appears a mystical dark object among the trees. The inside of this ultra-modern, ecological, three-storey wood building, however, is another world of open three dimensionally interconnected rooms that integrate with the surrounding landscape.
Kivi Sotamaa | MeteoriteKivi Sotamaa


Kivi Sotamaa is an architect & designer who specializes in designing human experiences. He explores and architects beauty, strategy and experience in the digital age. Considered one of the most influential and innovative voices of his generation, he is the co-founder of Ateljé Sotamaa, founder of ADD Aalto University Digital Design Laboratory and one of the founders of OCEAN NORTH architecture group in the 90’s. Sotamaa has extensive experience from in academia. He has served as an Associate Professor at the University of California Los Angeles Department of Architecture and Urban Design, as visiting professor at the Universität für Angewandte Kunst in Wien and as assistant professor at the Ohio State University. Sotamaa has lectured extensively at major institutions around the world. His designs have received numerous awards and have been displayed in design, architecture and art museum exhibitions. His work has been widely published in magazines and periodicals worldwide and multiple books. Sotamaa’s work has been the included in exhibitions for example at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Fondazione Trussardi, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, the Shanghai MoCa in 2012 and the Shenzhen Museum of Art. His work is part of the permanent collections of the FRAC Center, MoMa New York, and the CCA Canadian Center for Architecture.

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Category Public lecture
Location: Online
Starts: 25 November, 2020, 16:00
Ends: 25 November, 2020, 17:00

Published: Thu 19 Nov 2020.