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Verstas Architects

This 3D Printer, Designed Specifically for Architects, Is Surprisingly Easy to Use

10:15 - 16 October, 2017

Have you ever spent hours calibrating the nozzle of a 3D printer or preparing a print-ready file – only to find that the model has failed because of a missed zero-thickness wall? With this in mind, the Platonics Arka 3D printer currently being developed in Helsinki, Finland—has one simple goal: to remove all unnecessary set-up and technical processes by means of intelligent automation and, as a result, almost entirely eliminate the wasted time that architects and designers spend calibrating printers, or working up print-ready files.

© Platonics © Platonics © Platonics © Platonics + 9

Verstas Architects Win Competition to Expand Lapland Central Hospital in Finland

15:22 - 6 May, 2015
Verstas Architects Win Competition to Expand Lapland Central Hospital in Finland, Courtesy of Verstas Architects
Courtesy of Verstas Architects

Finnish firm Verstas Architects has been awarded first place in a competition for the expansion of Finland's Lapland central hospital for their design of a functional complex of "healing architecture." Responding to the challenge of Finland's aging population and changes in municipal funding, the winning proposal reflects the "hospital of tomorrow," creating a flexible and functional space in conversation with its urban surrounds.

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).

Verstas Architects Selected for New Core of Aalto University in Finland

01:00 - 4 October, 2013
Verstas Architects Selected for New Core of Aalto University in Finland, Courtesy of Verstas Architects Ltd
Courtesy of Verstas Architects Ltd

Helsinki-based Verstas Architects have recently been announced as the winners of a competition to design a new central campus for the Aalto University in EspooFinland. The new core of the university will sit alongside the campus's original Main Building and Library designed by Alvar Aalto.

Courtesy of Verstas Architects Ltd Courtesy of Verstas Architects Ltd Courtesy of Verstas Architects Ltd Courtesy of Verstas Architects Ltd + 12

Kirkkojärvi Comprehensive School / Verstas Architects

02:00 - 7 September, 2011
© Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

Architects: Verstas Architects Location: Espoo, Finland Client: City of Espoo Project Year: 2010 Project Area: 10,280 sqm Photographs: Rauno Träskelin, Tuomas Uusheimo

© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo + 17