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Maunula House / K2S Architects

02:00 - 16 February, 2017
 Maunula House / K2S Architects, © Mika Huisman
© Mika Huisman

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Metsäpurontie 4, 00630 Helsinki, Finland
  • Architect in Charge

    Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola, Mikko Summanen
  • Area

    3100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Fazer Visitor Center & Meeting Center / K2S Architects

02:00 - 30 September, 2016
Fazer Visitor Center & Meeting Center  / K2S Architects , © Mika Huisman
© Mika Huisman

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Finland
  • Design Team

    Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola, Mikko Summanen
  • Area

    5130.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

AD Interviews: Mikko Summanen / K2S

04:00 - 1 June, 2015

We caught up with Mikko Summanen, one of the co-founders of Finnish firm K2S architects, during his recent trip to Chile for the Finland-Chile Architecture Marathon lecture series. K2S is known for their work designing public and cultural buildings, with projects including the Arctia Headquarters and the Kamppi Chapel in Helsinki, both of which follow the tradition of Finnish architecture (wood, light, craftsmanship, construction detail), while exploring new ways to materialize the tradition. K2S are especially known for their innovative use of traditional materials, as seen with the curved wooden walls of the Kamppi Chapel, with its interiors bathed in light; the use of brick on the Paasitorni Hotel, and the influence of the Finnish maritime industry on the floating Arctia Headquarters.

“In the case of the chapel in Kamppi, what we found really rewarding is that it’s a combination of really traditional techniques like carpentry and shipbuilding combined with the most contemporary technologies like 3D modeling … and even nanotechnology in the case of the treatment of the wooden facades,” Summanen told us.

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Three Lessons From Finnish Architecture

00:00 - 26 December, 2014
Three Lessons From Finnish Architecture, Kuokkala Church – OOPEAA . Image © Fernanda Castro
Kuokkala Church – OOPEAA . Image © Fernanda Castro

I recently had the opportunity to visit Finland, representing ArchDaily on an architecture press tour organized by the Museum of Finnish Architecture. This was a chance for me to see firsthand some of the recent architecture projects built in the last several years by young architects.

I would like to share with you some of the lessons and best practices I learned from Finnish architecture that I believe we could apply to our work as architects (especially in Latin America, where I am from).

Villa Sarvilahti / K2S Architects

01:00 - 29 September, 2014
Villa Sarvilahti / K2S Architects, Courtesy of K2S Architects
Courtesy of K2S Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Luumäki, Finland
  • Architect in Charge

    Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola, Mikko Summanen
  • Area

    326.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008

Villa Kallioniemi / K2S Architects

01:00 - 26 September, 2014
Villa Kallioniemi / K2S Architects, © Marko Huttunen
© Marko Huttunen

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Brick Transformed: The 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Brick Transformed: The 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners, All of the 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners use the material in innovative, imaginative and beautiful ways. Image © Marko Huttunen
All of the 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners use the material in innovative, imaginative and beautiful ways. Image © Marko Huttunen

The following news is presented by ArchDaily Materials, our new US product catalog.

The 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners exemplify brick's potential in contemporary architecture, transforming the common brick into something spectacular. This year's jury featured 2012 Pritzer winner Wang Shu, who commented on the "spatial and secret" feeling of the Grand Prize Winning Kantana Film and Animation Institute. See all seven winners after the break.

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Arctia Headquarters / K2S Architects

00:00 - 26 September, 2013
Arctia Headquarters / K2S Architects, © Mika Huisman
© Mika Huisman

© Marko Huttunen © Marko Huttunen © Mika Huisman Aerial +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Katajanokka, Helsinki, Finland
  • Architect in Charge

    Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola & Mikko Summanen
  • Construction Designer

    Eero Kotkas
  • Area

    950.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Paasitorni Hotel / K2S Architects

01:00 - 2 October, 2012
Paasitorni Hotel / K2S Architects, Courtesy of K2S Architects
Courtesy of K2S Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Paasitorni, Finland
  • Architect in Charge

    Juha Sundqvist
  • Design Team

    Mikko Näveri, Matias Manninen, Tommi Terästö, Elina Tenho, Tommi Mauno, Teija Tarvo, Jarno Vesa, Outi Pirhonen, Tetsujiro Kyuma, Kristian Forsberg
  • Client

    HWA Helsinki Workers Association
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012

In Progress: Kamppi Chapel of Silence / K2S Architects

06:00 - 8 September, 2011
View from Lasipalatsi
View from Lasipalatsi

Architects: K2S Architects Ltd Location: Helsinki, Finland Client: Helsinki Parish Union and the City of Helsinki Structural engineering: Insinööritoimisto Vahanen Oy Matti Kivinen, Ulla Harju Project Year: 2012 Project Area: 300 sqm Photographs: Courtesy of K2S Architects

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