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26 Feb 2020
City Cottage, Lauttasaari
Design: Verstas Architects
City Cottage Lauttasaari Helsinki
photograph : Andreas Meichsnere

Etuniementie HousingCity Cottage in Lauttasaaricity-cottage-in-lauttasaari-helsinki
This new Finnish building is a 14 sqm cabin for the 4-person Palva architect family was built in Lauttasaari, only two kilometres from the family home and the parents’ workplace.

24 Feb 2020
Housing on the Rocks, Viikinmäki
Design: Verstas Architects
Housing on the Rocks Viikinmaki Helsinki
photograph : Tuomas Uusheimo

Housing on the Rocks in Viikinmäki
Three buildings perching on a rock in a new neighbourhood in Helsinki, Viikinmäki. The emerging suburban neighbourhood next to a river has a steep topography that gives it a unique character.

17 Feb 2020
EY House, Töölönlahti, Helsinki, Finland
Design: Verstas Architects
EY Finland HQ Apartment Buildings Helsinki
photography: Marc Goodwin, Pyry Kantonen, Tuomas Uusheimo and Kuvio

EY Finland HQ and Apartment Buildings
The office and apartment block stands in the Töölönlahti area, a recently developed site in the heart of Helsinki, Finland. Töölönlahti is adjacent to Helsinki Central railway station and the Parliament.

26 July 2019
Oodi – World Architecture Festival 2019 Shortlist News
Central Library Oodi makes the World Architecture Festival 2019 Shortlist
Oodi, the new Helsinki Central Library that opened in December 2018, has proven to be extremely popular. The building welcomed its one millionth visitor in March 2019 with daily visits on the busiest days topping at 20,000.

30 May 2019
Etuniementie Housing, Vantaa
Design: Studio Puisto Architects
Etuniementie Homes in Espoo Helsinki Architecture News
image courtesy of architecture office

Etuniementie Housing
The Etuniementie Housing project is a community of nine single family houses in the Matinkylä district of Espoo, Finland.

8 Nov 2018
Central Library Oodi
Design: ALA Architects
Central Library Oodi Helsinki Building News
photo ® ALA Architects

Central Library Oodi
Oodi – a new central library for Helsinki will open on the fifth of December 2018, a day before Finland marks its 101st anniversary as an independent country. Described as the nation’s birthday gift to its citizens, the 17,250 sq m library has been designed by Finnish architecture firm ALA Architects.

23 Jul 2018
Amos Rex, Mannerheimintie
Design: JKMM, Architects
Amos Rex Helsinki Art Museum building design
images courtesy of architects office

Amos Rex
This art museum will open on 30 August 2018, with “Massless” a major international exhibition by the Tokyo-based digital art collective teamLab filling its 2,200 sq m gallery space.

19 Nov 2017
Showroom Exhibition Architecture Plays with Infinity, Messuaukio 1
Design: Avanto Architects Ltd
Showroom Exhibition at the Helsinki Fair Centre
photo : kuvio.com

Showroom Exhibition at the Helsinki Fair Centre
Showroom design, interior design and lighting event for professionals at the Helsinki Fair Centre: the event was a collaboration between Helsinki Design Week and Habitare, the biggest interior design fair in Finland.

8 Dec 2017
Helsinki Art Museum Architecture Exhibition
Ola Kolehmainen + Sauerbruch Hutton
Ola Kolehmainen Helsinki Architecture News: San Pietro Roma photo
photograph © Ola Kolehmainen

Helsinki Art Museum Architecture Exhibition
Ola Kolehmainen had the idea for his Sacred Spaces suite when he was in Istanbul photographing mosques that had been designed by the Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan. The series features sacred buildings of the three Abrahamic religions that are located throughout Europe.

2 Feb 2017
Hilbert’s Hotel
Architects: Snøhetta
Hilbert's Hotel in Helsinki Architecture News
image Courtesy architecture office

Hilbert’s Hotel in Helsinki
Snøhetta has won the invited design competition for a new hotel on the Hakaniemi waterfront in Helsinki, Finland. Snøhetta’s design proposal, Hilbert’s Hotel, was announced as the winning entry during a press conference in Helsinki on February 1, following a competition arranged last year by AB invest A/S, the City of Helsinki, and the Finnish Association of Architect.

11 Jan 2017
OP Vallilan päätoimipaikka
Design: JKMM Architects
OP Financial Group Headquarters Helsinki Architecture News
photo © Marc Goodwin

OP Financial Group Headquarters Building
OP Financial Group is Finland’s leading financial services group. Instead of a traditional high-rise office, the company preferred to create a campus-like city block to create a better working environment.

10 Oct 2016
Löyly Sauna, Hernesaarenranta
Design: Avanto Architects Ltd
Loyly Sauna
photographers: kuvio / Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield ; Marc Goodwin, Archmospheres ; Mikko Ryhänen

Löyly Sauna Building
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.

6 Apr 2016
Guggenheim Museum Helsinki Design, Töölönlahti
Design: THEEAE LTD (The Evolved Architectural Eclectic Limited), architects
Guggenheim Museum Helsinki Design
image Courtesy architecture office

Guggenheim Museum Helsinki Design
The environment present in the city is the cityscape that creates the characteristic of the town. It is a form of elevation that our eye can capture. It may be an expression of our needs to survive in the town.

4 Feb 2016
Helsinki City Museum, the Tori Quarters
Design: Arkkitehdit Davidsson Tarkela
City Museum in Helsinki
image Courtesy architecture office

Helsinki City Museum Building
A new flagship museum resulting from an 18 month redevelopment project which has transformed five buildings in the Tori Quarters; a historic part of the city that connects the Senate Square with Market Square on the seafront.

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