Juhani Pallasmaa

Finnish architect

Juhani Pallasmaa (born 14 September 1936) is a Finnish architect, writer of architectural theory and former professor of architecture at the Helsinki University of Technology and a former Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture (1978–1983)..

Juhani Pallasmaa, 2012


  • I see the task of architecture as the defense of the authenticity of human experience.
    • Encounters (2006).
  • I fear that wisdom is disappearing from modern experience where everything becomes just information. Information is not wisdom. Wisdom is when things are integrated into a historical continuum and one’s personal life experience.
    • The Aura of the Sacred lecture Juhani Pallasmaa's Agora lecture "Christianity as Secularisation" (15 August 2012).
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