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A HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

A HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

The main objective of this project was to respond the present day housing challenges in the Helsinki region, and to find structural and qualitative criteria that are in accordance with sustainable development. Instead planning actual areas, focus was on shaping the general principles that will help to produce more eco-efficient neighborhoods, without compromising attractiveness.

RESEARCH PROJECT NEWBEE

RESEARCH PROJECT NEWBEE

NewBEE project will develop a specific system that supports small companies in energy efficient construction works with special focus in retrofitting. The project is part of European Comission’s 7th Framework Programme. The NewBEE system will consist of NewBEE methodology and working handbook and a set of IT tools. These will be demonstrated during a pilot period.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM

As planners we should understand sustainability and evaluate the combined impact of our solutions but often research material is not easy to use. Hence a project to develop the everyday planning process of the office was deemed necessary. The project, Ericsson Architects’ Environmental Program (2011-2013), was funded by TEKES* Sustainable Community program.

A BUILDING HISTORY SURVEY

A BUILDING HISTORY SURVEY

Kaisaniemenkatu 1 is a superior example of 1920s’ monumental commercial architecture. It was designed by W.G. Palmqvist and constructed in four phases between 1924 and 1930. An extensive historical survey was done 2013-2014 to support the refurbishment process. The work included numerous visits in museums, archives, literature studies and visits on site.

A SOLAR POWER PLANT STUDY

A SOLAR POWER PLANT STUDY

Solar power plant is silent and safe, and it causes zero emissions. Therefore it deserves a bold form, and it should not be hidden in fenced, anonymous industrial areas. Such a power plant can be a fascinating destination for visitors, a source of pride for the locals, and an attractive neighbor for companies that focus on solar technology.

MANAGEMENT LESSONS

MANAGEMENT LESSONS

While at Tengbom Eriksson Architects, I participated right from the start in the preparation of tenders and contracts for I was (and still am) keen on learning project management. Later, in the management group, I also participated did resourcing, sales, budgeting, reporting (internal and eg. for TEKES, EC)  and even short term (3 to 6 month) financial […]

COMPETENCE & TRAINING

COMPETENCE & TRAINING

Despite company rules, templates, and manuals, it is a constant challenge to get people actively sharing their knowledge and ensure that people have similar ideas about the project flow and tasks. At Tengbom Eriksson, we tackled this challenge by means of training aspecially the project manegers for their competence is crucial for succesful projects.

A HOUSING RENEWAL REPORT

A HOUSING RENEWAL REPORT

Final report for the ARA* Housing Renewal Program (2009-2012). The program consisted of housing and energy efficiency improvement pilots such as zero energy and passive houses. In addition, there are examples of municipal housing policies and real estate development.

COLLABORATIVE CITY

COLLABORATIVE CITY

In my thesis I explore the potential of AR technology from urban planning perspective. Can AR support collaborative planning? Could it help us model, simulate and evaluate the upcoming change, and thus facilitate decision making? To address these problems and questions, I developed concepts of collaborative applications for professionals and non-experts alike.

A HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
A HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

The main objective of this project was to respond the present day housing challenges in the Helsinki region, and to find structural and qualitative criteria that are in accordance with sustainable development. Instead planning actual areas, focus was on shaping the general principles that will help to produce more eco-efficient neighborhoods, without compromising attractiveness.

RESEARCH PROJECT NEWBEE
RESEARCH PROJECT NEWBEE

NewBEE project will develop a specific system that supports small companies in energy efficient construction works with special focus in retrofitting. The project is part of European Comission’s 7th Framework Programme. The NewBEE system will consist of NewBEE methodology and working handbook and a set of IT tools. These will be demonstrated during a pilot period.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM
ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM

As planners we should understand sustainability and evaluate the combined impact of our solutions but often research material is not easy to use. Hence a project to develop the everyday planning process of the office was deemed necessary. The project, Ericsson Architects’ Environmental Program (2011-2013), was funded by TEKES* Sustainable Community program.

A BUILDING HISTORY SURVEY
A BUILDING HISTORY SURVEY

Kaisaniemenkatu 1 is a superior example of 1920s’ monumental commercial architecture. It was designed by W.G. Palmqvist and constructed in four phases between 1924 and 1930. An extensive historical survey was done 2013-2014 to support the refurbishment process. The work included numerous visits in museums, archives, literature studies and visits on site.

A SOLAR POWER PLANT STUDY
A SOLAR POWER PLANT STUDY

Solar power plant is silent and safe, and it causes zero emissions. Therefore it deserves a bold form, and it should not be hidden in fenced, anonymous industrial areas. Such a power plant can be a fascinating destination for visitors, a source of pride for the locals, and an attractive neighbor for companies that focus on solar technology.

MANAGEMENT LESSONS
MANAGEMENT LESSONS

While at Tengbom Eriksson Architects, I participated right from the start in the preparation of tenders and contracts for I was (and still am) keen on learning project management. Later, in the management group, I also participated did resourcing, sales, budgeting, reporting (internal and eg. for TEKES, EC)  and even short term (3 to 6 month) financial […]

COMPETENCE & TRAINING
COMPETENCE & TRAINING

Despite company rules, templates, and manuals, it is a constant challenge to get people actively sharing their knowledge and ensure that people have similar ideas about the project flow and tasks. At Tengbom Eriksson, we tackled this challenge by means of training aspecially the project manegers for their competence is crucial for succesful projects.

A HOUSING RENEWAL REPORT
A HOUSING RENEWAL REPORT

Final report for the ARA* Housing Renewal Program (2009-2012). The program consisted of housing and energy efficiency improvement pilots such as zero energy and passive houses. In addition, there are examples of municipal housing policies and real estate development.

COLLABORATIVE CITY
COLLABORATIVE CITY

In my thesis I explore the potential of AR technology from urban planning perspective. Can AR support collaborative planning? Could it help us model, simulate and evaluate the upcoming change, and thus facilitate decision making? To address these problems and questions, I developed concepts of collaborative applications for professionals and non-experts alike.

KLAUKKALAN MAGNEETTI
KLAUKKALAN MAGNEETTI

The objectives of the course were to teach structural thinking, and how structural planning differs from building design or urban design. Further topics were sustainability, traffic, commerce and regional development. Groups were supposed to create a draft of a general plan, keeping in mind the larger metropolitan area. The plan had cover a border area between two or more municipalities.

GLOCAL
GLOCAL

The main objective of this urban planning course was to get a an idea how globalization affects City of Helsinki. Kallio neighbourhood was chosen as the focus area. Deliverables: a co-edited book, boards and presentations.

KALASATAMA STUDIO
KALASATAMA STUDIO

A course with students from MIT (Massachusets Institute of Technology U.S.), TKK, and TAIK. This course combined spatial ideas with technology and service concepts. The final outcome was three urban space concepts – Pits, Verticals and Cavities – that offer the users different opportunities to use the area.