Peripheral Architecture

OOPEAA strives for an architecture that finds its inspiration in the state of being in-between - between urban and rural, but always in relationship to both; between a deep respect for tradition and an appreciation of the contemporary; rooted in the local and yet part of a larger international context. Our work is characterized by a strong interest in the way different materials naturally behave. Yet, we are also fascinated by the possibility of experimenting with new techniques to find innovative solutions. Our work is about venturing into the borderline and finding the edge. It is about identifying possibilities in the place where an understanding of tradition meets an open attitude towards the new. For us, peripheral architecture is about a space and a moment of transition, of having been something and of being about to become something more.

 

  • The work of OOPEAA is about venturing into the borderline areas – of finding the edge – and about identifying possibilities in the place where an understanding of tradition meets an open attitude towards the new.

    Anssi Lassila, OOPEAA founder
  • OOPEAA continues to explore and challenge ideas of regional building cultures, with a strong attention to material and spatial aspects, in their making of architecture.

    Michael Asgaard Andersen, Louisiana Museum
  • In a very personal and unique way, their work reflects the values that underlie Finnish modernity and the historical and contemporary context of Finnish architecture.

    Juulia Kauste, Museum of Finnish Architecture
  • The work of OOPEAA is about venturing into the borderline areas – of finding the edge – and about identifying possibilities in the place where an understanding of tradition meets an open attitude towards the new.

    Anssi Lassila, OOPEAA founder
  • OOPEAA continues to explore and challenge ideas of regional building cultures, with a strong attention to material and spatial aspects, in their making of architecture.

    Michael Asgaard Andersen, Louisiana Museum
  • In a very personal and unique way, their work reflects the values that underlie Finnish modernity and the historical and contemporary context of Finnish architecture.

    Juulia Kauste, Museum of Finnish Architecture

  • Seinäjoki Office

    Tiedekatu 2
    FI-60320 Seinäjoki
    Finland
    tel. +358 (0) 6 4141225

    Helsinki Office

    Eteläinen Hesperiankatu 8
    FI-00100 Helsinki
    Finland
    tel. +358 (0) 50 3648305


    Contact

    info@oopeaa.com


    Applications

    hr@oopeaa.com