Villa Sarvilahti / K2S Architects

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Architects: K2S Architects
Location: 54500 Luumäki,
Architect In Charge: Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola, Mikko Summanen
Area: 326.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of K2S Architects

Villa Kallioniemi / K2S Architects

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Architects: K2S Architects
Location: Lepäinen, Uusikaupunki,
Area: 97.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Marko Huttunen

Brick Transformed: The 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners

All of the 2014 Wienerberger Award Winners use the material in innovative, imaginative and beautiful ways. Image © Marko Huttunen

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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.

Arctia Headquarters / K2S Architects

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Architects: K2S Architects
Location: Katajanokka ,
Architect In Charge: Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola & Mikko Summanen
Construction Designer: Eero Kotkas
Area: 950.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Mika Huisman, Marko Huttunen

Paasitorni Hotel / K2S Architects

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Architects: K2S Architects
Location: , Finland
Project Architect: Juha Sundqvist
Head Designers: Mikko Summanen, Kimmo Lintula and Niko Sirola
Design Team: Mikko Näveri, Matias Manninen, Tommi Terästö, Elina Tenho, Tommi Mauno, Teija Tarvo, Jarno Vesa, Outi Pirhonen, Tetsujiro Kyuma, Kristian Forsberg
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of K2S Architects

Kamppi Chapel / K2S Architects

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Architects: K2S Architects
Location: Simonkatu 7, 00100 , Finland
Design Team: Jukka Mäkinen, Kristian Forsberg, Abel Groenewolt, Tetsujiro Kyuma, Mikko Näveri, Miguel Pereira, Outi Pirhonen, Teija Tarvo, Elina Tenho, Jarno Vesa
Head Designers: Mikko Summanen, Kimmo Lintula and Niko Sirola
Area: 352.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marko Huttunen, Tuomas Uusheimo

Venice Biennale 2012: Finnish Pavilion presents “New Forms in Wood”

Kilden Performing Arts Centre; Kristiansand, Norway / © Ivan Baan

Wood has always been ’s preferred building material, as both nature and the forest has long provided a livelihood and enduring source of inspiration for Finnish artists and architects. Now, with the use of modern technology and new treatment methods, Finnish architects are pushing the boundaries of this conventional material to unleash new creative potential. To celebrate the reopening of the newly restored, Alvar Aalto-designed Finnish pavilion at the 2012 Venice Biennale, “New Forms in Wood” will highlight the work of young Finnish architects who have used wood inventively in their recent works.

Continue after the break to review the exhibition’s featured projects and architects.

In Progress: Kamppi Chapel of Silence / K2S Architects

View from Lasipalatsi

Architects: K2S Architects Ltd
Location: Helsinki,
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
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