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SILO 468 in Helsinki, Finland by Lighting Design Collective (LDC)

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Article source: Lighting Design Collective (LDC)

Disused oil silo has been converted into mesmerizing light art piece and a public space with the aid of swarm intelligence, interactive lighting and some crazy acoustics.

The project is a conversion of oil silo into light art piece and a public space designed by Madrid based Lighting Design Collective (LDC).

Image Courtesy HannuIso-oja

  • Architects: Lighting Design Collective (LDC)
  • Project: SILO 468
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Lead Design: Lighting Design Collective: TapioRosenius, Oscar Martin, Rodolfo Lozano, Victor Soria, GorkaCortazar, Reinaldo Alcala, Rodrigo Arcaya
  • Client: City of Helsinki planning department, TASKE, Helsinki Energy
  • Project manager: HKR Executive
  • Executive Architect: Pöyry Finland Oy
  • Electrical Engineers: OlofGranlundOy
  • Contractor: VRJ Etelä-SuomiOy
  • Photographers: HannuIso-oja, TuomasUusheimo, TapioRosenius
  • Software used: For the concept stage mainly used: processing and video editing software, for the actual custom software writing used OpenFrameworks

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Helsinki Central Library in Finland by Kubota&Bachmann Architects+Martinez

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: Kubota&Bachmann Architects+Martinez

Shared Dreams is a proposal for the new Helsinki Library, sited at a strategic point within the city, the cultural cluster in the Töölönlahti area, with the Helsinki Music Centre, the Aalto congress centre, and the Kiasma contemporary art museum. Office buildings and housing also contribute to urban life around the Makasiinipuisto Park. The new library is committed to strengthening this cluster.

AERIAL SIMULATION VIEW : Image Courtesy Kubota&Bachmann Architects+Martinez

  • Architects: Kubota&Bachmann Architects+Martinez
  • Project: Helsinki Central Library
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Architect: Thoma Amarty, Pierre Voirin, Charlotte Thietart
  • Client: Helsinki City
  • Type of Competition: Open International Competition
  • Program: Library, childrens’ world, Exhibition, Cinema, Public service space and office
  • Site Area: Competition Study Area : 4 800 m²
  • Building Surface (Projet): Usable Floor Area : 10 526 m², Gross Floor Area 19 560m²
  • Result (21th November 2012): Conpetition Entry
  • Competition entry submission: 1st stage : 16th April 2012
  • Designer: Toshihiro KUBOTA, Francisco Martinez, Yves BACHMANN
  • Energy-technology expert: Elioth (egis group) / Sebastien Duprat, Aymeric Anqutin
  • Perspectives: Jigen
  • Software used: 3DSmax, Rhino

The Station Area of Malmi in Helsinki, Finland by Prokofyev-Archigroup

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Article source: Prokofyev-Archigroup

At the crossing of the transport routes in the cities, where there is constant presence of people and their movement, there is formed certain public space, which has its own especial atmosphere. Usually, stations in any country of the world, in any city, both bus and railway, arouse people’s typical formed stereotypes. And what if they are all identical? Same dowel, same rails and typical bulkheads over them. That is why each station should have its own unique appearance, its own atmosphere.

Image Courtesy Prokofyev-Archigroup

  • Architects: Prokofyev-Archigroup
  • Project: The station area of Malmi in Helsinki
  • Location: Malmi, Helsinki, Finland

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Hotel Paasitorni in Finland by K2S Architects

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Article source: K2S Architects

The granite Paasitorni fortress was originally built for the use of Helsinki labor movement. Now the block functions as a successful conference center. Paasitorni Hotel comprises of two existing buildings and a new wing hidden behind early 20-century and 1950s facades.

Image Courtesy Marko Huttunen

  • Architects: K2S Architects Ltd.
  • Project: Hotel Paasitorni
  • Location: Paasitorni, Finland
  • Architects: Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola and Mikko Summanen
  • Client: HWA Helsinki Workers Association
  • User: Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, Scandic Hotels, Graniittiravintolat Restaurants
  • Built area: 11400 m² (gross)
  • Design phase: 09/2008 – 01/2010
  • Construction phase: 02/2010 – 06/2012
  • Photos: Marko Huttunen
  • Software used: Autocad architecture 2012; Rhino 4; Maxwell Render 1.7; Blender 2.49

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Renovation & Interior Design of a stylish apartment in Turku, Finland by Maurizio Giovannoni

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Article source: Maurizio Giovannoni

The apartment is a little penthouse (about 65 mq.) in Turku, Southern Finland. Before renovation, walls and doors blocked the passage of light, and the most beautiful view of the historical sites of Turku was on the bedroom side. My principal goal in this project was letting the light flow in and creating a relaxing living room where my customer could do his creative work.

Image Courtesy Kauniit Kodit

  • Architects: Maurizio Giovannoni
  • Project: Renovation & Interior Design of a stylish apartment
  • Location: Turku, Finland

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Töölönlahden Block 2018 in Helsinki, Finland by ALA Architects

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Article source: ALA Architects

“FINIS”

The charm of Töölönlahti street blocks is in its completing the immediate urban fabric without stealing all the attention. This urban row also shelters the park from discomfort and noise of nearby railroads, and stands as a principle spine to support existing buildings and future public developments. Block 2018 culminates the row, subsequently characterising the entire block.

Facade from train tracks

  • Architect: ALA Architects
  • Name of Project: Töölönlahden Block 2018
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Type: Competition, Purchase
  • Program: 3 200 m² Housing, 10 600 m² Offices
  • Team: Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta, Samuli Woolston with Harri Ahokas, Petra Grisova, Julius Kekoni, Pekka Tainio, Jyri Tartia, Yena Young, Yin Li

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Lauttasaarentie 1 in Helsinki, Finland by ALA Architects

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Article source: ALA Architects

Lauttasaari epitomizes the 1930’s suburban dream. The dream is built of seaviews, grand parks and long vistas across green courtyards between the extensive rows of apartment buildings.

Across the road is the popular hexagonal Mutteri kiosk designed by Bertel Liljeqvist in 1927 to cater for the ferry passengers on their way to their villas (Lauttasaari translates as ferry island). The first bridge to Lauttasaari was built in 1935 and the first block of apartments in 1937, on Pohjoiskaari adjacent to our site. Most of Lauttasaari had been built by the 1960?s and in 1969 a new wider bridge was built. The site is currently known for the strong concrete presence of the Finnish Composers? Copyright Society Teosto building, built in 1972 and designed by Veikko Malmio.

OLD TEOSTO OFFICE

  • Architect: ALA Architects
  • Name of Project: Lauttasaarentie 1
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Type: Commission
  • Status: In progress
  • Program: 6200 m2 Housing
  • Client: Skanska
  • Team: Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta, Samuli Woolston with Heikki Riitahuhta, Mikko Kilpeläinen, Jyri Tartia, Petra Grisova

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Kokkola pedestrian centre in Finland by ALA

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Article source: ALA

Kokkola wanted their currently car-inhabited center area to become obviously pedestrian (with as little effort as possible). We decided to start by placing a tree in the middle of the street. With time, while more trees are planted, the street (sufficient width dimension courtesy of Finnish traffic engineering standard) would turn more into a park, or a square.

Night View

  • ARCHITECT: ALA
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Kokkola pedestrian centre
  • LOCATION: Kokkola, Finland
  • TYPE: Commission 2006
  • STATUS: Under construction
  • PROGRAM: Outdoor Areas
  • CLIENT: City of Kokkola
  • TEAM: Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta, Samuli Woolston with Aleksi Niemeläinen
  • COLLABORATORS: JOLD/Julle Oksanen, Oliver Walther (lighting design), Aivo oy/Mikko Hynninen (sound design), Tensotech/Matti Orpana (tensile sturctures)

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Koutalaki Ski Village in Levi, Finland by BIG architects

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Article source: BIG architects

BIG UNVEILS A SKI RESORT IN LAPLAND

BIG wins an invited competition for a 47.000 m2 ski resort and recreational area in Levi.

The future Ski Village will transform the existing Levi ski resort into a world class destination, offering top quality accommodation and leisure services for skiers of all levels and demands. The proximity to the Kittilä airport ensures easy access to the resort attracting international visitors to Levi village and the whole Lapland region. The Finland-based developer Kassiopeia Finland Oy is investing in its local region as it currently owns and operates Hotel Levi Panorama, Levi Summit Congress Center and Hotel K5 Levi and above and beyond has interests in developing the exquisite Koutalaki area.

 

Green into Landscape (Images Courtesy BIG)

  • Architect: BIG architects
  • Name of Project: Koutalaki Ski Village
  • Location: Levi, Finland
  • Size: 47.000m2
  • Client: Kassiopeia Finland Oy
  • Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange
  • Project Leader: Hanna Johansson
  • Team: David Tao, Erik de Haan, Jeff Mikolajewski, Jesper Victor Henriksson, Lucian Racovitan, Maren Allen
  • Image credit: BIG

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Calamari Union in Turku, Finland by LRA

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Article source: LRA

The project responds to a new demand of making a city outside of the city. How must we design places to live in contexts not yet settled? Limen in Latin means limit, but also threshold, entrance. It is therefore in the etymology of this word that the premises are found for what can become a place of boundary, not to be intended as a barrier, but as an opportunity of connection. How are the limits of cities emancipated? Identity of living. That is the first reaction that the new settlement proposes to promote.

Calamari Union

  • Architects: LRA (Lapo Ruffi Architetto)
  • Project: Calamari Union
  • Location: Turku, Finland
  • Promotional organization: Europan finland
  • Client: Municipality of Turku (FI)
  • Design team: Lapo Ruffi, Lorenzo Santini
  • Collaborators: Anna Biagioni, Giancarlo Bucciero, Nicholas Diddi
  • Result: shortlisted project
  • Competition: 2011
  • Site area: 95.549 sqm

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