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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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HOUSE ULVE in Seinäjoki, Finland by OOPEAA

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Article source: OOPEAA

House Ulve is a private house in the old rural district of Seinäjoki, Finland. It is designed to supplement the small scale housing area from the 1950s. The design task was to plan a relatively large house for this area.

Image Courtesy © Jussi Tiainen

Image Courtesy © Jussi Tiainen

  • Architects: OOPEAA | OFFICE FOR PERIPHERAL ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: HOUSE ULVE
  • Location: Seinäjoki, Finland
  • Photography: Jussi Tiainen
  • Client / user: Private
  • Commission: direct commission
  • Year 1999 (competition): 2004 (completion)
  • Architect in charge: Anssi Lassila
  • Project architect: Teemu Hirvilammi
  • Assistant: Juha Pakkala
  • Size: 310 m2

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