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House Savukvartsi in Vantaa, Finland by Honkarakenne

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Article source: Honkarakenne

Savukvartsi was introduced to the public at the Housing fair 2015 in Vantaa, Finland. It’s an ecological duplex house, designed for three generations of a family. Honka Savukvartsi is an excellent example of a new-generation log home, created with the Honka Fusion concept.

Image Courtesy © Honkarakenne

Image Courtesy © Honkarakenne

  • Manufacturer : Honkarakenne
  • Architects: Jaakko Parkkonen and Elizaveta Parkkonen
  • Project: House Savukvartsi
  • Location: Vantaa, Finland
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Interior design: Maren HeijariBoknäs
  • Method of heating: SavosolarSolar collectors, a water circulation fireplace (Lechma by Ekolämmöx), underfloor heating
  • Wall structure: Non-settling Honka Fusion log FXL 134, exterior insulation with wood fiber 95 mll
  • Exterior facade: spruce, treated with iron vitriol
  • Interior walls: logs treated with Rubio monocoat
  • Living area: young family’s resident 146 m² (5 rooms, kitchen and a sauna) and grandparents resident 46 m² (2 rooms, kitchen)

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Villa Muurame in Jyväskylä, Finland by Marco Casagrande, Architect

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: Marco Casagrande, Architect

Villa Muurame is a wooden 3-story single-family home by Lake Jyväsjärvi in Jyväskylä, Finland.  The spatial elements of the house (approx. 3m wide, 7.8 longa and 3.1 high) were pre-fabricated during the winter in the Muurametalot housing factory in Karunki, Finnish Lapland and the elements were erected in Jyväskylä after the snow had melted. The timber used is extremely slow grown and high quality Lappish spruce and pine.

Image Courtesy © Tiina Salminen

Image Courtesy © Tiina Salminen

  • Architects: Marco Casagrande, Architect
  • Project: Villa Muurame
  • Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Photography: Jenni Moilanen, Tiina Salminen
  • Team: Marco Casagrande, Nikita Wu, Hiroki Oja, Atsushi Yamanaka
  • Client: Muurametalot
  • Materials: pine, spruce
  • Construction principle: pre-fabricated spatial elements
  • Size: 350 m2
  • Completed: 2014

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Transpalastik in Helsinki, Finland by Plastique Fantastique

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Plastique Fantastique 

Master students from Aalto University have created an art installation “Transpalastik” during the workshop with Plastique Fantastique. The artwork is placed in the courtyard of Kluuvi galleria, where the urban landscape meets with an artificial world.

The concept was developed based on the thought of transitions from one world to another.

Image Courtesy © Plastique Fantastique

Image Courtesy © Plastique Fantastique

  • Architects: Plastique Fantastique
  • Project: Transpalastik 
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Designers: Marco Canevacci and Yena Young from Plastique Fantastique with master students: Miki Sordi, Andre Vicentini, Pauline Taupin, Jennifer Lipkin, Laura Heino, Tehilah Auramo, Simone Gaglione, Mare Nunez, Dayoung Song, Manuel Arias, Johanna Strand, Laura Hämäläinen, Yi-Chiao Tien, Juliette Fontaine, Elodie Gautier and Ting-Jhen Yang

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superKOLMEMEN in Helsinki, Finland by Plastique Fantastique

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Plastique Fantastique

superKOLMEMEN is an urban intervention, popping up temporarily for one week in the center of Helsinki, which will change the view and the perception of the place (Kolmen sepän aukio). The daily life scene, happening in the square that people pass by, sit, walk or drive through, will be converted to a playful environment where people can gather, talk, dance or relax. superKOLMEMEN will offer cultural experiences extending the summer fever to autumn – with a programs organised together with Helsinki Design Week.

Image Courtesy © Simone Serlenga

Image Courtesy © Simone Serlenga

  • Architects: Plastique Fantastique
  • Project: superKOLMEMEN
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Simone Serlenga
  • Concept: Marco Canevacci, Yena Young
  • Team: Mirjam Dorsch, Stephanie Grönnert, Antonia Joseph, Julia Lipinsky, Simone Serlenga, Christoph Tettenborn
  • Sound: Marco Barotti, Marco Madia
  • Thanks to: Kari Korkman, Petra Majander, Reetta Turtiainen, Martina Wuoristo-Huhta

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Renovation Of The Aalto University Undergraduate Centre in Espoo, Finland by Arkkitehdit NRT Oy

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Article source: Museum of Finnish Architecture

The former main building of the Helsinki University of  Technology took on a new role when three universities were merged as Aalto University in 2010. The Otaniemi  Campus designed by Alvar Aalto was chosen as the shared home of the Aalto Schools of Engineering, Business and  Arts & Design.

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Architects: Arkkitehdit NRT Oy
  • Project: Renovation Of The Aalto University Undergraduate Centre
  • Location: Otakaari 1, 02100 Espoo, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Software used: ArchiCAD versions 11 to 13
  • Total area: 47 985 brm2
  • Volume: 183 879 m3
  • Year finished: 2015

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Serlachius Museum Gösta Extension Competition Entry in Mänttää, Finland by MCKNHM Architects and Juliane Demel

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Article source: MCKNHM Architects and Juliane Demel\

A simple concept of an architectural heart surrounded by radial arranged building wings, results in a design that minimizes the impact on a very delicate site for a museum extension in Mänttää Finland.

MCKNHM Architects main objective was to reduce the impact of the volume on the delicate site and to intertwine the building with the beautiful environment. Through the “heart and wings” concept the large building mass of 4700sqm is scattered around a central heart. The new building is split up into a number of squares that form a dialectic relationship towards the site and the existing Museum building. These square like building wings are arranged in a circle to form the central space, “the Heart” of the new Museum Extension. Joenniemi Manor, the existing museum building, is a very particular one of these wings as the tallest and oldest, its sublime presence is still untouched and engages in an interesting dialogue with the new clustered building addition that is cautiously connected by a barely visible underground passageway.

Image Courtesy © MCKNHM Architects and Juliane Demel

Image Courtesy © MCKNHM Architects and Juliane Demel

  • Architects: MCKNHM Architects and Juliane Demel
  • Project: Serlachius Museum Gösta Extension Competition Entry
  • Location: Mänttää, Finland
  • Model: Anikó Krén
  • Team: Mark Mueckenheim, Juliane Demel
  • Building’s scope information: Useable floor area 4497sqm, gross floor area: 4961sqm, net area: 3146sqm

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Periscope Tower in Seinäjoki, FInland by OOPEAA

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: OOPEAA 

The Periscope Tower is a giant wooden periscope structure that serves as an observation tower and engages the viewer ina dialogue with the landscape. With the help of a large mirror the Periscope Tower makes it possible for everyone to enjoythe views of the surrounding landscape. One can either climb up the stairs to enjoy the view over the lake and into thesurrounding landscape from the viewing deck, or simply stay on the ground and get the view through the periscope mirror.Made entirely of wood, the building is composed of an inner core of cross laminated timber (CLT) and an external wooden frame that serves as a load bearing structure. The inner core made of CLT forms the frame for an extra large periscope with stairs circling around it. When taking the stairs up or down one can experience a rich range of different views framed by the various openings cut into the structure.

 Image Courtesy © Anssi Lassila

Image Courtesy © Anssi Lassila

  • Architects: OOPEAA
  • Project: Periscope Tower
  • Location: Seinäjoki, FInland
  • Photography: Anssi Lassila
  • Client: City Of Seinäjoki
  • Architect in charge: Anssi Lassila
  • Project architect: Kazunori Yamaguchi
  • Team: Juha Pakkala, Anne Kaivo – oja
  • Size: 35 m²
  • Year: 2014 – 2016

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Sauna Löyly in Helsinki, Finland by Avanto Architects Ltd

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Article source: Avanto Architects Ltd

Sauna culture

Sauna bathing is an essential part of Finnish culture and national identity. There are only 5,4 million Finns but 3,3 million saunas. Public saunas used to be common in bigger cities but now that most new apartments have sauna of their own, public saunas have decreased dramatically in number. There are only a couple remaining. As a sense of community is becoming a more and more important part of new urban culture, many new public saunas are being planned. With Löyly (meaning the steam that comes when you throw water on hot stones in a sauna) Helsinki will offer foreign visitors a public sauna experience all year round – a must when visiting Finland.

Image Courtesy © kuvio.com, Marc Goodwin, Mikko Ryhänen

Image Courtesy © kuvio.com, Marc Goodwin, Mikko Ryhänen

  • Architects: Avanto Architects Ltd
  • Project: Sauna Löyly
  • Location: Hernesaarenranta 4, Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: kuvio.com, Marc Goodwin / Archmospheres, Mikko Ryhänen / Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio
  • Client: Antero Vartia and Jasper Pääkkönen, Kidvekkeli Oy
  • Operator: Royal Restaurants
  • Project management: Qtio Oy
  • Assistants: Antti Westerlund, architect SAFA Hiroko Mori, architect, Laura Nenonen, student of Architecture, Xiaowen Xu, student of Architecture
  • Interior architect: Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio / Joanna Laajisto (restaurant, terrace  furniture, sauna lounge interior design)
  • Structural design: Ramboll Finland Oy / Hans Wilkman, Teemu Nyyssönen
  • Total cost: 6,0 m€
  • Capacity: restaurant 150, terrace 300, sauna up to 96
  • Gross Area: 1071 sqm (without covered space under the cloak)
  • Terrace area: 1510 m2 + roof terrace 249m2 + look out terrace 58 m2
  • Design and completion: 2011 – 2016
  • Construction: 2015- 2016

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Pauhu – open stage and pavilion in Tampere, Finland by Tampere Architecture

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Article source: Tampere Architecture

Tampere Architecture Week is an annual event about architecture and urban planning, intended to add interest and discussion about the built environment. The theme in 2015 – interaction – aimed to increase the possibilities for interaction between citizens themselves and between architects and citizens. Functioning as an open stage for free expression and performance, Pauhu pavilion aims to highlight interaction as one of the most crucial subjects in our ever more privatised and secluded cities. The name “Pauhu” refers to the distant roar generated by the Tampere rapids, by the city around the pavilion, as well as by the artists and presenters the pavilion is hosting.  Pauhu was realized as a voluntary project as a part of Tampere Architecture Week bringing together architecture and design students and professionals in addition to number of different sponsors. The interlace of public, private and communal interests was essential and absolutely crucial in making Pauhu possible.

Image Courtesy © Simo Ulvi

Image Courtesy © Simo Ulvi

  • Architects: Tampere Architecture
  • Project: Pauhu – open stage and pavilion
  • Location: Tampere, Finland
  • Photography: Simo Ulvi and Toni+Österlund
  • ClientTampere Architecture Week
  • Project coordinator: Henri Käpynen
  • Architectural design: Toni Österlund (Geometria), Lisa Voigtländer
  • Tampere Architecture Week: Jon Thureson, Tuomo Joensuu, Saana Karala, Henri Käpynen
  • Lighting Design: Heini Ylijoki (Granlund)
  • Construction Specialist: Harri Seelbach (Teeri-Kolmio)
  • Electrics: Antti Pesonen (Kauppahuone Harju)
  • Year completed: 2015
  • Software used: Rhino

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Kuopio City Theatre in Finland by ALA Architects Ltd

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: ALA Architects Ltd

ALA Architects has now completed the renovation and expansion of the modernist Kuopio City Theatre designed in the 1960s by architects Helmer Stenros and Risto-VeikkoLuukkonen.

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Architects: ALA Architects Ltd
  • Project: Kuopio City Theatre
  • Location: Kuopio, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Architect: ALA Architects Ltd.: Partners Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, JanneTeräsvirta and Samuli Woolston with HeikkiRiitahuhta, Toni Laurila, Pekka Sivula, Harri Ahokas, Petra Grisova, Vladimir Ilic, AuvoLindroos and JyriTartia
  • Collaborators: Insinööritoimisto Tanskanen (structural engineering), Granlund Kuopio (HVAC), Insinööritoimisto Tauno Nissinen (electrical engineering), City of Kuopio Survey Division (geo planning), Blue Node (theater technics), NCC Construction (construction)
  • Client: City of Kuopio
  • Type: Commission, 2010
  • Program: Renovation of the 1960’s theater 8,025 m2, expansion including a new studio stage 3,467 m2
  • Status: Building handed in in June 2014, theater re-opened in September 2014
  • Software used: AutoCAD Architecture and Rhinoceros 3D

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