Posts Tagged with: wood

Aug
31

Anssi Lassila lecturing at the Strelka Institute in Moscow

posted on August 31st 2016 in News with 0 Comments

September 1, 2016 At 19:00   Strelka Institute 14, Bldg. 5A,  Bersenevskaya Embankment  Moscow, 119072, Russia   Lecture by Anssi Lassila, OOPEAA The Future of Wood: Back to Basics     In his talk at the Strelka Institute, Anssi Lassila will share his thinking on the future of wood in architecture and construction. Drawing from his own experience in working with wood, he will look at the material qualities of wood and the ways in which they find expression in defining the structural framework of a building. From the traditional log cabin to the contemporary multi-story housing block composed of prefabricated […]

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Jul
06

Periscope Tower is now open to the public

posted on July 6th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

The Periscope Tower is a giant wooden periscope structure that serves as an observation tower and engages the viewer in a dialogue with the landscape. With the help of a large mirror the Periscope Tower makes it possible for everyone to enjoy the views of the surrounding landscape. One can either climb up the stairs to enjoy the view over the lake and into the surrounding landscape from the viewing deck, or simply stay on the ground and get the view through the periscope mirror. Made entirely of wood, the building is composed of an inner core of cross-laminated timber […]

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Jun
13

OOPEAA is designing a new multi-storey wooden apartment building to be built in Joensuu

posted on June 13th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Construction of the six-storey wooden apartment building in Penttilä, Joensuu is starting today.  The building is the first multi-storey wooden apartment building in Joensuu. It has been commissioned by the Joensuun Pihapetäjä Housing Cooperative owned by the Karelian Culture Promotion Foundation (KKES) and it provides 40 rental units of affordable housing. The structure of the building is based on prefabricated volumetric modules made of cross-laminated timber (CLT). The choice of wood as a building material reflects the special attention paid to the energy efficiency of the building. The building will feature solar panels as well as a waste-water heat recovery […]

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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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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
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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Jan
28

The Puukuokka Housing Block Is Awared with an Honor Award in the Canadian Wood Awards

posted on January 28th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

The Awards Showcase Leadership in Architecture and Design The Wood Design & Building magazine, in partnership with the Canadian Wood Council, has announced the award recipients for the 2015/16 Wood Design Awards program. Winning recipients were selected from over 140 entries by an esteemed architectural jury consisting of:          Dean Maltz, Managing Partner at Shigeru Ban Architects          Stéphan Langevin, Partner at STGM Architect          David Keltner, Principal at Hacker Projects submitted to this year’s awards program reaffirm the versatility of wood within construction by presenting projects that push the boundaries of applications for wood products. Both the International and […]

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Jan
11

Anssi Lassila lecturing at Boston Architectural College

posted on January 11th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

On January 12, 2016 at 6 pm Anssi Lassila will give a lecture at the Boston Architectural College, Cascieri Hall. The title of the lecture is “Of Things  Small and Large”. In this talk Anssi Lassila will address the question of scale from several different points of view. Using various projects executed in wood by OOPEAA, he will illustrate how the dimension of scale, of small and large, manifests itself in architecture. The event is part of Spring 2016 Student Lecture Series in BAC. Lecture is free and open to the public. For more information about the event and the lecture series, […]

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