The new Puistonmäki eldercare home in Hämeenlinna promotes the creation of communality with various kinds of shared facilities. For instance, there is a log sauna in the yard. Along with the growing number of senior citizens, sheltered housing has become an increasingly important building type.
Despite its name, the Kaleva barn, has had many uses during its history, yet it never functioned as a barn. It has now become a joint arts and cultural hub. Helena Teräväinen writes about her encounters with the building.