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Sateenkaari (Rainbow) Housing in Helsinki, Finland by ARK-house Architects

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Article source: ARK-house Architects 

The building site is located in Vuosaari, the most eastern suburb of Helsinki in Finland. The site is characterized by the new artificial canal and its circular pool, which creates the ending and the new focus for the architectural composition of the area. The building site is located on the edge of the built environment, from the other side it faces the almost untouched virgin landscape dominated by dark fir forest.

Image Courtesy © Tiia Ettala 

  • Architects: ARK-house Architects
  • Project: Sateenkaari (Rainbow) Housing
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Tiia Ettala
  • Architects: Pentti Kareoja, Harri Ahonen, Heljä Herranen
  • Area: 5,800 ㎡
  • Client : NCC

Aurinkokivi School Competition in Vantaa, Finland by Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Article source: Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen 

Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen Ltd. has designed a future school concept for Aurinkokivi area in Vantaa, Finland. The design was awarded in the architectural competition for its inspiring architecture and child-friendly spaces. The City of Vantaa announced the results of Aurinkokivi school design competition on 14.2.2013. Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen was awarded a purchase prize with the entry “Tivoli”.

Image Courtesy Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen 

  • Architects: Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen 
  • Project: Aurinkokivi School Competition
  • Location: Vantaa, Finland
  • Year: 2012-13
  • Use: School, kindergarten and nursery
  • Floor area: 9000 m2
  • Software used: Archicad and Rhino

Sauna at Box in Finnish Archipelago, Finland by Architects Rudanko Kankkunen

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Article source: Architects Rudanko Kankkunen

In summer 2011, we bathed for the first time in the newly finished sauna of Box. Box is a fishermen’s village located in south-western archipelago of Finland. We are working on the conversion of the former Box village school into a residence, and the first part of the project was to build a sauna into the school’s old storage and toilet building by the seashore.

Image Courtesy Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen 

  • Architects: Architects Rudanko Kankkunen
  • Project: Sauna at Box
  • Location: Box, Finnish Archipelago, Finland
  • Year: 2011
  • Client: private
  • Status: realized
  • Use: sauna, dressing room, storage and terrace
  • Floor area: 56 m2
  • Software used: Archicad and Rhino

“BIBLIO-Centrum” Central Library in Helsinki, Finland by d INKOFF Architects & Engineers

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: d INKOFF Architects & Engineers

BIBLIO-Centrum – from the Greek word for book and the Latin word for center – will be Helsinki’s new “book center” or “book central”, a focal point for the most prominent facilities of the city:  Parliament, the Helsinki Music Centre, the Finland Opera House, the Kiasma Museum, Sanoma House, and the central railway station.  Proposed by d INKOFF Architects & Engineers, the BIBLIO-Centrum will be a center of diverse cultural and intellectual activities, a congregating point for people with a thirst for knowledge.

Image Courtesy d INKOFF

  • Architects: d INKOFF Architects & Engineers
  • Project: “BIBLIO-Centrum” Central Library
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Type: Educational- Public
  • Client: City Of Helsinki, Public Works Department
  • Gross Area: 13 382 SqM
  • Net Area: 10 095 SqM
  • Design Principal:  Tino Dinkoff
  • Principal: Rick Sholl
  • Principal: Gary Gerber
  • Stanislav Hristov: Visualizations, Manuel Quevedo
  • Solar Engineers: Sun Light & Power Co., Berkeley, CA,USA
  • Technical: Langdon Wilson Architects, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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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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