Characteristics of the Historical Finnish Wooden Town - Alternative Clues to Modern Town Planning

Risto Suikkari

Abstract


Since 1930´s, the long tradition of building wooden towns in Finland
has been replaced by an open spatial structure and large concrete houses. On the other hand, those towns that have survived this process of dramatic change in the townscape are becoming more and more popular as living areas. These towns have positive qualities which modern construction usually does not recognice any more, but which still could be used in modern town planning

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