Posts Tagged with: publications


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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A New Book by OOPEAA Presents an Urban Toolbox for Developing Sustainable Cities with a Human Scale

posted on November 26th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

The newly published book Vision and Toolbox for the Future Seinäjoki City Center provides a framework for developing the city as a socially sustainable, active and green urban place with a human scale. It is the result of a two-year research process of urban analysis and conceptual development realized by OOPEAA in collaboration with the City of Seinäjoki as the commissioning client and Gehl as an expert on matters of the social dynamics of urban public space. A series of three workshops gave also the citizens of Seinäjoki an opportunity to actively engage in the process. You can download the […]

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Welcome to the Seinäjoki Vision and Toolbox book launch on November 18, 2019!

posted on November 12th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

The Vision and Toolbox for the Future Seinäjoki City Center will be presented in the book launch event at the Apila Library in Seinäjoki on November 2019. The Vision and Toolbox for the Future Seinäjoki City Center provides a framework for developing the city as a socially sustainable, active and green city with a human scale. The Vision is accompanied by an Urban Toolbox that offers a wide-ranging palette of different kinds of interventions specifically designed to help support the city to develop in its desired direction. The goal is to create a city that provides an accessible and inclusive […]

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Suvela Chapel and Kärsämäki Church by Anssi Lassila / OOPEAA among 12 buildings highlighted by CNN Style today

posted on November 29th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The CNN Style section highlights twelve buildings that transformed cities around the world in its review of Phaidon’s newly published book Destination Architecture. The new book by Phaidon presents a selection of one thousand of the most compelling designs from this period, and the review by Matthew Whitehouse in the CNN Style section highlights twelve of them as some of the world’s most fascinating buildings. Two buildings designed by Anssi Lassila / OOPEAA are among the twelve: the Suvela Chapel and the Kärsämäki Church. Presenting examples from all around the world from nations as diverse as Mexico, Denmark, China and […]

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Suvela Chapel featured in Architectural Record

posted on January 16th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The Suvela Chapel by OOPEAA is featured in the January issue of Architectural Record in an article written by Peter MacKeith, Dean and Professor of Architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.  Describing the approach of the OOPEAA to creating architecture MacKeith writes: “OOPEAA’s multiple commissions demonstrate a strong commitment to building well in the harsh Finnish climate, with distinct material quality, and within budgetary and other constraints. Copper was selected for its long, maintenance-free lifespan and its ability to clad an entire exterior, both walls and roof. … The eventual green patina over […]

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OOPEAA’s church designs featured in Designing Sacred Spaces by Sherin Wing

posted on October 28th 2015 in News with 0 Comments

Sherin Wing’s new book Designing Sacred Spaces is now released on Amazon, find the book in here  OOPEAA is featured as one of seven architecture offices whose designs for sacred spaces are presented in the book. The Kärsämäki Shingle Church, Klaukkala Church and the Kuokkala Church are among the 20 buildings showcased in Designing Sacred Spaces. The book covers buildings providing spaces for religious practice from churches, mosques, synagogues and temples, monasteries and retreats located in Europe, Asia and North America. Complementing the richly illustrated case studies the book contains essays on the cultural, historical and theoretical meaning and importance […]

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Puukuokka Housing Block / new publications

posted on April 15th 2015 in News with 0 Comments

The first building in the Puukuokka Housing Block was just recently completed. Puukuokka is the first eight-story high wooden apartment building in Finland. Developed in collaboration with Lakea, it is an energy-efficient trio of multi-story wood-framed flats in the Jyväskylä suburb of Kuokkala, neighboring the Kuokkala Church, also designed by OOPEAA. We are glad to share with you some of the recent press coverage presenting Puukuokka.

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kärsämäki church

posted on September 18th 2014 in News with 0 Comments

Kärsämäki Church was completed ten years ago with handicraft methods and traditional materials creating a contemporary and at the same time timeless building.

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House Riihi on Dezeen

posted on August 5th 2014 in News with 0 Comments

Dezeen, the internationally renown platform for design and architecture, has just  published House Riihi. You can read the full story here.  

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