HOUSE KAARNIKKA

Our architecture is tailored for the location and we aim for a unique sense of space. We have expertise in design challenges ranging from large complexes to small spaces; from cityscapes to landscapes. Both the detailing of unique spaces, as well as long-term research&development, inspire us. We can provide you with the right lead designer for the most demanding projects.

We are always open to new ways of seeking dialogue and co-design, and we communicate our designs in visual and accessible ways. We believe in cooperation: The different perspectives create a whole that is much more than the sum of its parts.

Homes are the core of any city

City is the habitat and home of humans, and residential architecture creates most of the urban tissue around us. We want every house to have that something special – the nooks and niches that make it home. 

Our dwellings aim for natural light, clean lines, a sense of space and continuity, pleasant views and practical everyday solutions. Different homes for different needs. We value flexibility and research-based housing quality factors as part of our architecture.

MARSKINPUISTO HOUSING BLOCK

Lively, resilient communities

Urban areas play a key role in tackling climate change. We are committed to sustainable urban development – ecologically, economically, socially, and culturally.

Cities are now increasingly growing through urban infill. We want our infill designs to honour the built heritage as well as to be open to new ways of living and future housing preferences. Furthermore, we see that the smallest details can be significant contributors to a high-quality urban environment.

Cities are common, they belong for everyone. We aim at finding ways to improve everyone’s participation in urban planning by promoting genuinely interactive and accessible participatory design processes.

HEINÄPÄÄ URBAN INFILL TYPOLOGIES

Experiences with space and design in nature

Nature-based tourism, whether far away or – particularly – nearby, is becoming an increasingly important part of people’s lives. Our architectural designs for sustainable nature tourism seek to support and enhance the human relationship with nature.

The nature-based architectural experience comes into existence in the interaction between the designed spaces and the nature around them. The spaces and places we create for nature-based tourism provide multi-sensory encounters and enhance the immersion in the surrounding natural environment. Our goal is to create atmospheric architecture rooted in its surroundings and culture.

EXPERIENTIAL VISITOR CENTRE

We delight in preserving buildings

GIBRALTAR HOUSING BLOCK

The preservation of old buildings is always a joy for us – a city with several layers of built heritage is always more interesting than one with none at all. The memory of a place is written in its buildings.

The functionality of older premises can often be improved with small measures. Sometimes, however, a building needs to be converted to an entirely new use. Adaptive re-use is sustainable – and gives a chance to design particularly unique homes and other spaces.

Sustainability starts with the design

The most significant environmental impacts of a building throughout its life cycle — its energy consumption and its carbon footprint — are all addressed in the design phase. Design process is the key to sustainability. In addition, we reflect on what type of message our buildings convey, as architecture is a visual representation of the surrounding culture.

The most significant environmental impacts of a building throughout its life cycle — its energy consumption and its carbon footprint — are all addressed in the design phase. Design process is the key to sustainability. In addition, we reflect on what type of message our buildings convey, as architecture is a visual representation of the surrounding culture.

ALARANTA CLIMATE SCHOOL