This research paper is about Finnish housing, with particular emphasis on housing fairs that are held every year in a different city of Finland.
The work consists of three parts, where in the first part there is a brief description of the historical evolution of Finnish residences from the 20th century until today. For a better understanding of the Finnish homes, the functions of today’s Finnish houses are described, as well as the emerging forms of habitation.
The second part of the work, focuses on the housing fairs and the way they are organized in cooperation with the city/municipality where the exhibition is to be held. The organization of the fairs is a long process, where it is necessary to have very good cooperation between the different operators who come to participate in this project, for the successful completion not only of the exhibitions, but of the areas that are being reconstructed.
In the third and final part, the general architecture that prevails in the housing fairs in recent years is described and new types of housing are presented from the housing fair at the city of Kouvola in 2019. This part also focuses on the analysis of three particular residences from exhibitions of previous years. For the realization of this part, I visited the housing fair of 2019 and I interviewed the owners of the three residences from previous housing exhibitions.
Finally, according to the data analyzed mainly in the second and third part of the work, I come to a final conclusion concerning the housing fairs and how they have affected the way that residences are built in Finland today.