The first issue of the new scientific journal "Architectural Research in Finland" (arf) which includes three Keynotes speech articles and eight double peer-reviewed articles. All articles are also to be found separately.
The journal "Architectural Research in Finland" is serving an academic publishing forum to the research field covering a variety of scales from technical details to global issues of urban and regional development. Architectural research is interdisciplinary by nature, covering technical sciences on construction and digital tools, social sciences on urbanism, environmental sciences on the impacts of urbanization and on landscape, and humanities on the history and theory of architecture. In addition to this, architecture as an art and design practice is more and more used as a research method on its own, as arts-based research or research by design.
The papers published as articles in the journal are treated fairly and equally and with academic rigour, by reviewers on doctoral level, in order to provide a respectable forum for publishing new results of architectural research in Finland, as well as critical debate on the contemporary issues relevant to architecture.