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5 Jul 2019
Tampere Psychiatric Clinic Building

13 Jun 2019
National Museum of Finland New Annex Building

28 Mar 2019
Kyrö Distillery Barrel Storage, Kalpatie, Isokyrö
Architects: Avanto Architects Ltd
Kyro Distillery Barrel Storage in Kalpatie Isokyro
photograph :

Kyrö Distillery Barrel Storage
The client is a Finnish craft producer of spirits that started from scratch but is rapidly expanding after winning several international prizes including the best gin & tonic in 2015.

12 Jan 2019
Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, Rovaniemi, northern Finland
Design: Studio Puisto Architects
Arctic Treehouse Hotel in Rovaniemi
photograph : Marc Goodwin (Archmospheres)

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel in Rovaniemi
The inspiration for the accommodation concept — set on a steep natural slope — came from Nordic nature and culture as well as the magical world of SantaPark.

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel Restaurant in Rovaniemi

24 Aug 2018
New Architecture and Design Museum Complex in Helsinki Proposal
A report recommends that a new world-class museum of architecture and design be established in Helsinki.
According to the report, Finland needs a new, top-class museum of architecture and design. Finnish architecture and design attract interest at both the national and the international level.
New Architecture and Design Museum Complex in Helsinki

29 Jun 2018
Off-site wood construction is the future of building
Off-site wood construction
Urbanisation is accelerating and creating pressure to increase housing construction. To answer this global challenge, construction needs to be quicker and more ecological – article by Metsä Wood, Espoo, Finland.

29 Apr 2018
Villa Kaislaranta, Sysmä, Päijänne Tavastia region, Southern Finland
Architect: RESORTUM and OSUMA Architects Ltd
Villa Kaislaranta in Sysma Finland
photograph : RESORTUM

Villa Kaislaranta in Sysmä

Pyramid House, Sysmä, Finland
Architect: VOID Architecture
Pyramid House in Sysma
photograph : Timo Laaksonen

House in Sysmä

7 Nov 2017
Alvar Aalto Time Lapse, Jyvaskyla, central Finland
Design: Matteo Cainer Architects
Alvar Aalto Time Lapse
image Courtesy architecture office

Alvar Aalto Time Lapse in Jyvaskyla
Design entry for an international architecture competition to link the Alvar Aalto Museum with the Museum of Central Finland; the design contest presented a unique opportunity to rethink both museums and explore Alvar Aalto’s architectural legacy.

29 Oct 2017
Saamelaiskulttuurikeskus Sajos, Inari, northern part of Finnish Lapland
Design: Halo Arkkitehdit with M3 Architects
Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos Finland
photograph : Mika Huisman

Sámi Cultural Centre Building
This building is located in the northern part of Finnish Lapland. Sajos is the centre of culture and administration for the Sami people. The building includes not just the usual spaces you would find in a cultural centre – offices, restaurant, library – but a parliament hall and auditorium.

5 Sep 2017
Samppalinna Outdoor Pool, Turku, south west Finland
Design: Mikko Lemmetti, Head Designer at LEMMETTI architects
Samppalinna Outdoor Pool
photograph © Aki Aro

Samppalinna Outdoor Pool
Centrally located in Finland’s ‘oldest city’, this swimming pool and its associated facilities recently underwent a complete facelift. Architect Mikko Lemmetti, Head Designer at LEMMETTI, chose Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, for the pool house cladding and outdoor tiered seating as well as the siding in the bathroom.

11 Aug 2017
The Museum of Finnish Architecture Eero Saarinen Honorary Lecture 2017 by Architect Sebastián Irarrázaval
Sebastián Irarrázaval architect
photo © Sebastian Irarrazaval Arquitectos
Museum Finnish Architecture Exhibition
This annual lecture organized by the Museum of Finnish Architecture pays tribute to the legacy of the Finnish American architect Eero Saarinen.

11 Jan 2017
Periscope Tower in Seinäjoki, Southern Ostrobothnia
Design: OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture
Periscope Tower Seinäjoki building
photo © Anssi Lassila

Periscope Tower in Seinäjoki
The Periscope Tower is a giant wooden periscope structure that serves as an observation tower engaging the viewer in a dialogue with the landscape. With the help of a large mirror, the Tower makes it possible for everyone to enjoy the views of the surrounding landscape.

23 Nov 2016
Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyvaskyla
Design: Melbourne Design Studios
Alvar Aalto Museum
image Courtesy architecture office

Alvar Aalto Museum Building
This unbuilt project creates a ‘connector’ between the existing Alvar Aalto Museo and the Central Museum of Finland in Ruusupuisto, inspired by Alvar Aalto’s architecture, paintings and design philosophy.

10 Jul 2015
Shiver House, Korppoo, Karjaa
Design: NEON
Shiver House
image Courtesy architecture office

Shiver House in Korppoo
Shiver House is a radical reinvention of the common Finnish Hut (mökki). The project is a kinetic “animal like” structure which moves and adapts in response to surrounding natural forces.

7 Nov 2013
Seinäjoki Library
Design: JKMM Architects
Seinäjoki Library Building
photograph © Mika Huisman

Seinäjoki Library Building
The key point of reference for the new library design was its location in the valuable environment of the civic centre created by Aalto – a masterpiece of modern architecture. The aim was to initiate a dialogue between the new and the old part.

Finnish Building Developments
Maritime Centre Vellamo
photograph : Timo Vesterinen
Finnish Building Developments
A selection of key examples of Finnish buildings, focused on contemporary architecture.

16 Jan 2012
Taittogami_ Gösta Serlachius Museum, Finland
Design: Matteo Cainer Architects Ltd
Gösta Contemporary Art Museum building design
image from architecture office

Gösta Contemporary Art Museum
The expansion of the Gösta Serlachius Museum presents an opportunity to explore a creative relationship between the existing museum and the surrounding landscape. Through a new and distinctive poetic architectural language, the project develops a harmonious ensemble.

Ski Resort Levi
Design: BIG
Lapland Ski Resort Finland building design
image from architects

Lapland Ski Resort Building
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.

14 Aug 2008
Viikki Church Building, Helsinki
Design: JKMM Architects
Viikki Church Building
photo : Arno de la Chapelle

Viikki Church
The church forms the core of an area plan that will be implemented gradually. It extends into the narrowing scene amidst building fronts, between a park and a market place.

Kuokkala Church, Jyväskylä
Design: Lassila Hirvilammi Architects
Kuokkala Church Jyväskylä
photograph : Jussi Tianen / Mikko Auerniitty

Kuokkala Church Building
The east-west oriented building stands centrally on Kuokkala Square, the focal point of Jyväskylä’s Kuokkala district. The church is roofed and clad in overlapping slate tiles, with wooden and copper details around the entrances.

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