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TRADITION

Course work, History of the Nordic Architecture (1999)

Deliverables: a series of ink drawings.

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.

I participated in a survey at Tammio fisher village near Hamina, eastern archipelago of the Finnish Bay. The “Joosela farm” consists of two residential buildings, dating back to 18th and 19th centuries, several sheds for wood, boat, and cows, plus a stone cellar. I hope that the calm atmosphere of Tammio is present on the drawings too!

Top Row: Joosela’s old and new main buildings. Bottom row, left to right: sauna, shed, ‘puucee’ (toilet), woodshed, cellar at Joosela farm, Tammio.
On the background the neighbour’s house.