Posts Tagged with: wood

Feb
26

Puuhi Community Space Featured in ARK Magazine

posted on February 26th 2020 in News with 0 Comments

The Puuhi Community Space by OOPEAA is featured in the ARK Magazine issue 1 / 2020. Puuhi is a space for meetings and shared activity for the people of Soini. It is a place for gatherings and events initiated by the villagers and created to meet the needs of the community. Social and ecological sustainability were key principles guiding the design of Puuhi. The goal was to create a wooden building of high architectural quality using local materials and drawing from local skills and resources. Kyläpääskyt, an association founded by the local community, wanted Anssi Lassila, founder and director of OOPEAA, […]

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Feb
19

Katharina Heidkamp giving a lecture on the Puukuokka Housing at the Holzbau 2020 in Augsburg, Germany on February 21, 2020

posted on February 19th 2020 in News with 0 Comments

Katharina Heidkamp of OOPEAA will give a lecture on the Puukuokka Housing at the Holzbau 2020 Conference in Augsburg, Germany on February 21, 2020. The conference is organized by the Institute for Building and Housing at the University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg.   Katharina Heidkamp, OOPEAA Puukuokka Housing – The Potential of Wood as a Sustainable Building Material February 21, 2020 at 14:45 Holzbau 2020 Conference Holzbau Raummodule: Neue Wege Für Architectur und Handwerk Handwerkskammer für Schwaben Siebentischstraße 52 58 86161 Augsburg   The conference will last all day from 8:30 to 16:00.  All lectures are in German. To register […]

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Dec
18

OOPEAA Research

posted on December 18th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

We have updated our home page to share our thinking behind some of our most recent research projects. There is an ongoing focus on research and development at OOPEAA. It is a great a tool for creating innovative solutions and developing new ways of thinking. We are interested in exploring the potential for finding optimal solutions that support both the social and ecological aspects of sustainability while simultaneously being economically efficient in a long-term perspective. You can find more about our research projects here.   A TOOL FOR EVALUATING SUSTAINABILITY In recent years, our interest in finding ways to optimize the […]

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Nov
07

Anssi Lassila Lecturing in Nagoya, Japan on November 9, 2019

posted on November 7th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila will be delivering a keynote lecture at the Aichi Wood Architecture Meeting 2019 in Nagoya, Japan. The annual Aichi Wood Architecture Meeting is an opportunity for the young professionals and students in Japan to learn about wood architecture. It also provides and important platform for building wider networks in the wood building industry in Japan as well as internationally.   Anssi Lassila The Potential of Wood as a Sustainable Construction Material Aichi Wood Architecture Meeting Date: 9th November  13:30 – 17:00 Venue: Sugiyama Jogakuen University, Hoshigaoka campus Address: 17-3 Hoshigaoka Motomachi, Chikusa Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 464-0802, Japan   […]

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Oct
02

Anssi Lassila speaking at the Timber! Symposium on Design Excellence in Timber and Wood in Arkansas, US on October 4 – 6, 2019

posted on October 2nd 2019 in News with 0 Comments

Timber! Symposium on Design Excellence in Timber and Wood brings together an international cohort of architects and engineers whose work demonstrates excellence in design and innovation specifically in wood. The symposium is composed lectures, workshops and panel discussions. The symposium takes place at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and it is hosted by the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design together with the U.S. Forest Service. All sessions are open to the public. Registration is free, but important, space is limited. For more information see here.   Anssi Lassila, OOPEAA The Potential of Modularity: The Case of Puukuokka Session 1 on Friday, […]

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Sep
30

Anssi Lassila lecturing at the Laurentian University in Ontario, Canada on October 1, 2019

posted on September 30th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila will be presenting a talk at the Laurentian Architecture Lecture Series at the McEwen School of Architecture on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm. The lecture is free and open to all.   Architecture in Wood A lecture by Anssi Lassila, OOPEAA October 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm McEwen School of Architecture 85 Elm St P3C 1T3 Greater Sudbury, Ontario   In his lecture, Anssi Lassila will address the versatile potential of wood in architecture through a presentation of select projects by OOPEAA including the Kuokkala Church, the Puukuokka Housing Block, the Suvela Chapel, and the Lonna Sauna. The […]

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Sep
26

TAIKA KINDERGARTEN NOMINATED FOR THE WOOD AWARD / PUUPALKINTO 2019

posted on September 26th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

The Taika Kindergarten by OOPEAA has been nominated as a candidate for the Wood Award / Puupalkinto 2019. The jury has selected 14 projects in total as candidates for the Wood Award 2019. The award will be announced on the Wood Day / Puupäivä on November 28, 2019 at the Messukeskus Conference Center in Helsinki. In addition to the winner to be decided by the jury, there will also be a winner chosen by the audience through online voting. Voting is open until November 14, 2019. You can find all the nominees and vote for your favorite one here The Wood Award […]

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Jun
18

Puuhi, the New Community Space in Soini is Now Open

posted on June 18th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

Puuhi is a space for informal encounters and vibrant cultural activity in the village of Soini, Finland. Commissioned by the local people of the Ostrobothnian village, it offers a place for the community to come together in an informal and relaxed setting to enjoy music and art in the company of others. The active agent behind the project is Kyläpääskyt ry, a community association founded in 2008 by the people of Soini. They chose to ask Anssi Lassila of OOPEAA to create them a building to serve as a place in which people can come together to create, present and […]

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May
08

KOOTA Wooden Housing Block by OOPEAA wins the competition for Porvoo West Bank

posted on May 8th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

The proposal Koota developed by OOPEAA to be realized in collaboration with the Tila Group wins the competition for a new wooden housing block to be built in the West Bank of Porvoo, a small historical city with a significant heritage of wooden buildings from the 19th century. Located on a river delta by the coast in southern Finland, Porvoo offers great quality of life and a small town atmosphere within a convenient commuting distance from the metropolitan Helsinki. Koota seeks to provide a contemporary addition to the tradition of wooden housing in the growing city of Porvoo. It creates a […]

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Mar
01

Puukuokka Block, Taika Kindergarten and Risuviita Housing eligible to be nominated as finalists for the ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards

posted on March 1st 2019 in News with 0 Comments

We are happy to announce that three projects by OOPEAA are eligible to be nominated as one of the five finalists in their category in the 10th edition of ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards. Voting is open until Sunday, March 3, 2019. Please use the following links to give your vote. Please note that you can vote for only one project in each of the fifteen categories. Puukuokka Housing Block, category: Housing The Puukuokka Housing Block explores the potential of modular prefabricated CLT construction to meet the goal of providing high quality, environmentally responsible and affordable housing. Comprised of three 6-8-story […]

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