Posts in the Category: News

Jun
06

Anssi Lassila will be lecturing at the VISION: Future of the Built Environment event held at Olympia in London

posted on June 6th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

VISION: Future of the Built Environment Olympia Central Hammersmith Road London, W14 8UX June 7-8, 2016   VISION focuses on innovative building products, materials and technology and provides ideas for new and inventive ways to achieve better building design. VISION event is a two-day education program and a place where architects, specifiers, clients and suppliers come together to discuss, debate and showcase the latest innovations and developments in architecture, design and the built environment.  Further details of this year’s event can be found at: www.visionlondon.com   LECTURE: PUUKUOKKA HOUSING BLOCK – KUOKKALA, FINLAND Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 16:00 – 16:20 […]

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May
24

Plan Forum Perspective EU 2016

posted on May 24th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Venice, Lido Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Society: Creating a More Friendly Built Environment Anssi Lassila will be lecturing at the Perspective 2016 Forum organized by Plan on Lido in Venice  In this lecture Anssi Lassila will focus on presenting some of the most recent work of OOPEAA, the Periscope Tower and the Suvela Chapel, both just in the final stages of construction right now. He will look at the work of OOPEAA through the lense of these two projects with a focus on the aspect of the contribution of architecture in creating a more friendly built environment. For the full program […]

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Apr
20

Anssi Lassila will be lecturing in Ljubljana at the Big Architecture 16 conference.

posted on April 20th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BA16‐ Big Architecture 16 At the Slovenian Design Center In Ljubljana At 3 pm on Thursday, April 21, 2016 Pushing the Boundaries of Wood Each year (since 2008) organizer Zavod Big hosts an architecture conference that aims to bring together exceptional architectural practitioners and thinkers to present their work, views and vision around a timely theme of particular relevance and importance. This year the theme is Pushing the Boundaries of Wood. In previous years some world‐renown practices have participated in the program, UN Studio (Netherlands), Snøhetta AS (Norway), NL Architects (Netherlands), Eduard Francois (France), Grimshaw Architects (UK), C.F. Møller Architects […]

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Mar
23

Anssi Lassila lecturing at 57°10 Lecture Series in Scotland

posted on March 23rd 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila, OOPEAA 57°10 Lecture Series Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, Scotland March 24, 2016 at 17.00  Anssi Lassila of OOPEAA will give a talk in the 57°10 architecture lecture series at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment in Aberdeen, Scotland. In his lecture, Anssi Lassila will discuss the role of a collaborative design process and an active engagement with skillful craftsmanship in creating architecture. 57°10 is an architecture society with a mission of inspiring students and future architects by exposing them to topics beyond the discourse of the school. The society, 57°10, has […]

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Mar
03

OOPEAA AT THE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE IN VENICE 2016

posted on March 3rd 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Four projects by OOPEAA have been selected to be presented in the exhibition “In Therapy” in the Nordic Pavilion at the architecture biennale in Venice 2016. Puukuokka will be featured as one of the nine projects to be highlighted as uniquely representative of the contemporary Nordic scene. In addition, House Riihi, Sauna Tonttu and the Kuokkala Church will be presented in the exhibition as part of the survey of contemporary Nordic architecture. About the Exhibition In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face is curated by David Basulto of ArchDaily with James Taylor-Foster as assistant curator. It relates to Alejandro Aravena’s overall theme […]

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Feb
23

The Countdown Clock for the Lahti World Championships by OOPEAA Unveiled

posted on February 23rd 2016 in News with 0 Comments

The countdown clock for the Lahti World Championships in Nordic Skiing in 2017 was officially started on February 19, 2016. The countdown clock for the Lahti World Championships in Nordic Skiing has been designed by Anssi Lassila / OOPEAA. The clock is counting down time to the championships starting in February next year. Environmental responsibility is a core value for Lahti in hosting the championships. Responding to that theme the clock is made of cross laminated timber, CLT, produced with local materials. It has been realized in collaboration with Stora Enso, the lead sponsor of the championships, who has provided the […]

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Feb
18

Puukuokka highlighted at the Venice Biennale 2016

posted on February 18th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Puukuokka by OOPEAA has been chosen as one of the nine highlighted projects to represent Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish architecture at the Venice Biennale in 2016. David Basulto, curator of In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face – the exhibition at the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2016 — has announced that 500 submissions were received following an Open Call. Of these, 300 projects have been selected to form a contemporary survey of Nordic architecture and will form the central body of the show. Nine have been chosen as uniquely representative of the contemporary Nordic scene and will […]

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Feb
03

Puukuokka is a finalist in the ArchDaily Building of the Year Award 2016

posted on February 3rd 2016 in News with 0 Comments

We are excited to announce  that Puukuokka Housing Block is one of the five finalists in housing category for the ArchDaily Building of the Year Award 2016! Puukuokka was selected from over 3 000 projects. Over 18,000 architects and enthusiasts participated in the nomination process, choosing projects that exemplify what it means to push architecture forward and capture architecture’s capacity to spark positive change in the environment. These finalists are the buildings that have most inspired ArchDaily readers. You can find more info and vote for Puukuokka here. You can vote until February 8th, 2016 at 11:59PM EST. Go vote for Puukuokka now!

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Feb
02

Anssi Lassila lecturing at the SUPERWOOD congress in Stuttgart

posted on February 2nd 2016 in News with 0 Comments

On February 4th, 2016 at 10.35  Anssi Lassila will give a lecture at the „SUPERWOOD” congress at Architekturforum DACH+HOLZ INTERNATIONAL 2016 Stuttgart, Germany. In this talk Anssi Lassila will focus on presenting the Puukuokka Apartment Block as an example of housing in wood on a large scale. He will address the question of scale from several different points of view. Using various projects executed in wood by his office OOPEAA, he will illustrate how the dimension of scale, of small and large, manifests itself in architecture. On the one hand, it is about a journey of exploration and discovery that starts with the big picture and finds its expression […]

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