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Majamaja is an off-grid seaside cabin near Helsinki

December 15, 2020 India Block 0
Majamaja off-grid cabin by Pekka Littow

Architect Pekka Littow has used Finnish spruce and birch plywood for off-grid holiday home Majamaja, which is perched on a rocky outcrop by the sea just outside of Helsinki. Majamaja will eventually be a cluster of five cabins, one of which has already been completed, and a sauna that will be available for eco-friendly overnight stays.

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Majamaja is an off-grid seaside cabin near Helsinki

December 15, 2020 India Block 0
Majamaja off-grid cabin by Pekka Littow

Architect Pekka Littow has used Finnish spruce and birch plywood for off-grid holiday home Majamaja, which is perched on a rocky outcrop by the sea just outside of Helsinki. Majamaja will eventually be a cluster of five cabins, one of which has already been completed, and a sauna that will be available for eco-friendly overnight stays.

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Ortraum Architects builds timber music studio beside house in Helsinki

September 23, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
12 studio by Ortraum Architects in Helsinki, Finland

Ortraum Architects has built an asymmetric studio called 12 in the garden of a house in Helsinki, Finland, to provide its owners with space to compose music and make ceramics. The structure was commissioned by a couple who wanted an external space to work from home, beside their existing 1960s home in the Jollas neighbourhood.

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Aino and Alvar Aalto’s Savoy restaurant in Helsinki restored after 80 years

June 28, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Restaurant Savoy renovation by Studio Ilse and Artek

Ilse Crawford and her eponymous studio worked with Finnish furniture brand Artek to carry out a sensitive revamp of notable Helsinki restaurant Savoy. Married architects Aino and Alvar Aalto completed the original interiors of Savoy back in 1937, designing the space to reflect their penchant for natural materials and comfy furnishings. However, after more than

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Helsinki to build Architecture and Design Museum as part of post-pandemic recovery plan

June 4, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Helsinki to build Architecture and Design Museum as part of post pandemic recovery plan

The Finnish government will fund the construction of an architecture and design museum in the country’s capital as part of its coronavirus pandemic support package. The Architecture and Design Museum has received a contribution of 60 million Euros as part of the government’s 1.3 billion Euro supplementary budget to help the country recover from coronavirus.

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Helsinki to build Architecture and Design Museum as part of post-pandemic recovery plan

June 4, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Helsinki to build Architecture and Design Museum as part of post pandemic recovery plan

The Finnish government will fund the construction of an architecture and design museum in the country’s capital as part of its coronavirus pandemic support package. The Architecture and Design Museum has received a contribution of 60 million Euros as part of the government’s 1.3 billion Euro supplementary budget to help the country recover from coronavirus.

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Finnish granite and pine feature in Helsinki’s Nanso shop

March 24, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Nanso store by Studio Joanna Laajisto

Studio Joanna Laajisto used local materials to fashion the pared-back interior of this womenswear shop in Helsinki, which has been revamped to compete with online shopping. The shop is one of several Nanso stores that are dotted across Finland. The brand was established in 1921 and, despite having a loyal following, had recently found it

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Box in Helsinki is designed to be the “perfect” place to pick up online orders

January 10, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Box in Helsinki designed by Fyra

Design studio Fyra has fashioned brightly hued interiors for this hassle-free collection point in Helsinki, which includes a recycling area, fitting rooms and product show space. Situated at the heart of Helsinki, Box is a self-service collection point where locals can retrieve packages they’ve ordered online. It’s the brainchild of Posti – the Finnish postal

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JKMM Architects designs disc-shaped extension to National Museum of Finland

December 11, 2019 Tom Ravenscroft 0
National Museum of Finland extension by JKMM Architects

JKMM Architects has designed an extension to Finland’s national museum in Helsinki topped with a white, disc-shaped concrete roof. Finnish architectural studio JKMM Architects’ design was selected from 185 entries in an open competition to create the annex for the National Museum of Finland. The extension will stand within a walled garden alongside the existing Gesellius,

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Helsinki Central Library Oodi topped with translucent “book heaven”

January 10, 2019 Alyn Griffiths 0
Helsinki Central Library Oodi by ALA Architects

The Helsinki Central Library Oodi, designed by ALA Architects, is topped with large open-plan reading room under an undulating roof punctured by circular skylights. Finnish studio ALA Architects’ design for the country’s flagship library, which stands opposite the Finnish Parliament, aims to “embrace technology and progressive values to provide a variety of innovative services alongside its lending collection of

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