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Squares and Slices

Helsinki’s urban centre expands with dense perimeter blocks. The residential block in Sompasaari, designed by Anttinen Oiva Architects, is one of the more successful examples.

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A Little Bit of Berlin

A rental apartment building in Espoo by Playa bears traces of Central Europe and of the history of Finnish housing design, says Tarja Nurmi.

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From Corporation Landmark to Housing

Photo: Sami Saastamoinen The former office spaces became lofty apartments in an extensive conversion. The new row house connects the large building better to its surroundings.

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Tripartite Structure

With their numerous competition successes, Matias Kotilainen, Tuomas Martinsaari and Paul Thynell have emerged as interesting new names in Finnish architecture. Now the trio’s first competition victory has been built at Myllykoski.

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A Weave of the Sacral and Profane

The new premises of Tikkurila parish have been integrated into a residential block.

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The Church Has Come to Stay

The old church of Ylivieska burned down at Easter five years ago. The new church weaves together time levels, references and meanings with its architecture.

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Ceramic Vessel

The Saukonlaituri parking facility by ALA Architects in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki. is a successful example of the potential of this building type, says Tommy Lindgren.

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The Little Prince of Koivuhovi

Bredanportti Apartment Block on the border of Espoo and Kauniainen proves that urban consolidation can also take place in small town terms.

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Three Sugar Cubes in Kulosaari

The social housing project by the City of Helsinki in Kulosaari island shows that quality of housing can be also achieved with a low budget.