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Architecture
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.

VILLA ASTRID DRAWINGS
VILLA ASTRID DRAWINGS

Renderings of a villa by Gert Wingårdh. A course work to acquire working knowledge of Archicad. What I lacked in Archicad skills, I complemented with Photoshop…

INTERIORS
INTERIORS

During 2000-2001 I worked for KOKO3, an award-winning, innovative design office. I participated in the production of drawings and other construction documentation, gathered information and communicated with vendors, resellers and representatives, called for bids and ran other office routines.

THE CANOEING CLUB
THE CANOEING CLUB

Public buildings course work. The images were made with AutoCAD, 3DstudioMAX and Photoshop.

WELCOME TO HOBBITON!
WELCOME TO HOBBITON!

This is a town planning/urban design excercise done during the 3rd study year. The most important lessons were probably understanding the scale of a housing area, plus how terrain and other local constraints impact the resulting street network and streetscape.

HOUSING
HOUSING

Housing course work, 3rd year. All apartments are oriented to south and sea. The building “turns its back to the motorway” to block noise. Big, two-storey family-apartments with own little yards take the ground- and first floor, studios and apartments of different sizes fill the rest.

TRADITION
TRADITION

The course and surveying camp “Nordic Architecture” (“Suomen ja Pohjoismaiden rakennustaide“) form, erm, a rock solid part on the education of history and theory of architecture. On the surveying camp students become familiar with measuring, drawing, and old, almost forgotten building and representation methods.

THE STRUCTURE
THE STRUCTURE

Course work, 2nd year. Come, let the curve of the stair seduce you. Heavy materials transformed in hovering, curving, and swinging forms. Inside the translucent shell sofas upholstered with red plush lure the visitors to slouch. Deliverables: boards, a scale model.