Ever wanted an easy way to find good architecture and how to get there from where you are? galinsky is really clear and concentrates on the basics with a few well chosen modern buildings from around the globe,where they are, how to visit etc,and clear website design. You can contribute also so is in principal open although the site is someones personal webpage. Architourist created by archidose is a collaboratorive wi-ki effort so it might just become really good, however neither these two sites have any finnish or Helsinki entries to date though!
But as I was looking at these two I came across pointingit which is really good as it uses google earth to reference buildings. Google earth as a piece of software is really great for this purpose. So after reading a post on anti-mega I thought I’d see if I could quickly make some sort of contribution ala pointingit! See below for the google earth file for every Alvar Aalto building in Helsinki area.
Note. There are a couple of locations I’m not 100% sure of. They may be in a street block so I may be a building off or so, but I’ve noted these and please comment if you have any corrections!
Note 2. A very interesting aside is that the Aalto foundation appears to miss out two Aalto buildings in the Helsinki area from its list, the Erottaja pavillion (because drunks buy kebabs there?) and the Riihtie block of flats. I will follow up and confirm I really have all the buildings. So my list comes primarily from two shared sources, the Aalto foundation & helsinki.fi page of architecture. It seems strange that the Aalto foundations list does not appear complete.
I missed out the biggest of them all archinform is a great resource for Architects being the largest online database for Architects and Architectural projects and has added google map & earth locations for some of their buildings see comment below from Sascha archinforms editor for the shortcut to the google earth files.