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finnish architecture

  • Oodi, a place for all

    Oodi is the new library in the center of Helsinki, Finland. It belongs to Helsinki city library system, which offers many free services and machines to users, apart from books. The building has attracted over 1 million goers since it's opening in Dec. 2018. 


    In this video Oodi, a place for all, architect Antti Nousjoki explains the design idea behind this unique building. According to him, the contemporary library is no longer just a book storage. It should has more designs to serve people's new needs, it is also a place for people to socialize.


    oodi, library design, finnish library, finnish architecture, helsinki, ala

    Photo by Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Nido cabin by Robin Falck

    Robin Falck designed and built a 9 square meters cabin on his family's lot when he was 18. 


    In this short video Nido Cabin, he tells the story how he started the whole project. 


    (photo by YIN Zi)

  • Kamppi chapel, a silent space

    Kamppi chapel is a space of silence in the most chaotic and busy spot of Helsinki.


























    In this short video A Silent Space, the head architect tells their inspiration.  

    (photos by YIN Zi)