Four Tremendous Tactile Textures

Diary of a Tile Addict

The textures of tile come in many shapes, sizes, depths, and designs, some made by machine, some by hand, and some by chance and fire. No matter how the texture is made, it’s almost impossible to do anything but love it and want to touch it.

Steeply Arched Copper-Clad Chapel Design in Finland

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Under an arched framework, this astonishing chapel design in Finland finds new ways of expressing old, powerful feelings like faith. This chapel in Finland is a step in the right direction, a walk down the path of using beauty to improve function for a meaningful collection of moments. The post Steeply Arched Copper-Clad Chapel Design in Finland appeared first on


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Peab Builds Apartment Building in Helsinki, Finland

The A to Z of Building

Peab has been commissioned to build an apartment building with 6-8 floors and 64 apartments on Vinsentinaukio in the Sompasaari district of Helsinki, Finland. The customer is Lumo Kodit Oy and the

Metsä Group Lays Foundation Stone for Bioproduct Mill in Äänekoski, Finland

The A to Z of Building

The foundation stone of Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill was laid in Äänekoski today, 12 October 2015. The event was celebrated on the construction site, which is located next to

YIT Awarded EUR 10 Million Contract for Construction of New Business Premises in Kuopio, Finland

The A to Z of Building

YIT has signed a contract with Pohjola Insurance Ltd on the construction of a business premises project in Kuopio, Finland. The value of the contract for YIT is over EUR 10 million. The construction

Skanska Commercial Development Nordic Commences New Office Project in Vantaa, Finland

The A to Z of Building

Skanska Commercial Development Nordic starts a new office project in Vantaa, Finland, a part of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. The investment amounts to EUR 23 M, about SEK 208 M. The new building

Betolar and Consolis Parma Announce a Partnership for Low-Carbon Concrete Testing in Hollow-Core Slabs

The A to Z of Building

Betolar has signed a development cooperation agreement to drive low-carbon construction with Consolis Parma, Finland's leading manufacturer of precast concrete elements.

Metsä Wood: Estonia’s Harmet Manufactures Prefabricated Housing Modules at Speed

The A to Z of Building

Harmet is an Estonian offsite construction company that was founded in 1992 and employs some 800 people across five factories in Estonia and Finland.

Trend inspo: Statement Showers II

Diary of a Tile Addict

Paris White from Huguet Mallorca (Spain) decorates the shower below, though Medley White tiles from Ergon (Italy) and the innovative 007 Martini from Durat (Finland) have a similar look. Perfect Pattern.

Peab Builds Apartments in Espoo

The A to Z of Building

Marko Rinkinen, Region Manager, Peab, Finland. Peab has been commissioned to build 137 apartments on Uuno Kailas Road 4 in Espoo for the Kojamo Group. The contract is worth EUR 15 million.

ASCER Announces Highly Distinguished Jury for the 19th Annual Tile of Spain Awards

Tile of Spain USA

Kuma has received coveted awards and distinctions, such as the Architectural Institute of Japan Award, the Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award (Finland), and the International Stone Architecture Award.

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LigniOx Technology Converts Lignin By-Products from Pulp Mills into Concrete Plasticizers

The A to Z of Building

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed the LigniOx technology capable of converting lignin by-products from pulp mills and various other biorefineries into concrete plasticizers that

Researchers Develop New Technique to Track Water in Concrete Structures

The A to Z of Building

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Eastern Finland have developed a new technique for tracking water in concrete structures – allowing engineers to identify

Finnish Construction Industry Expected to Record CAGR of 1.50% over 2014-2018

The A to Z of Building has added a new market research report: Construction in Finland – Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018

Week of June 22nd, 2020 – Lake Houses & Nautical Vibes

Architectural Ceramics

Resting in between a lush forest and a tranquil lake, this Finland lake house displays three separate buildings as one contemporary home. Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As we officially enter Summer, we also enter another exciting time for most families and couples – vacation season.

New Project Aims to Reuse Steel Components from Demolished Buildings

The A to Z of Building

The joint European project PROGRESS, which is being led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, is developing new utilizations models based on the circular economy. The aim is to increase the

VTT's CatLignin Material Could Replace Toxic Components Found in Wood Products

The A to Z of Building

A new technology known as "CatLignin" has been developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland to produce reactive lignin from pulp industry side streams to replace toxic phenol

Pyramid House Features Glazed Observatory and Lake Views

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The project is located in Sysmä, Finland, and comes with a total surface of 125 square meters (1,345 square feet). VOID Architecture completed the development of Pyramid House , a charming residence exhibiting clean, contemporary lines. “The house, built on a steep plot facing the shore of a Finnish lake, takes advantage of the outstanding beauty of its surroundings by creating special connections that are suitable for different seasons and activities,” the architects said.

10 Design Lessons You Can Learn From Scandinavian Interiors

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Scandinavian design extends to the countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland—offering a vast and eclectic taste that personifies this design movement and is characterized by simplicity, functionality and minimalism. It is estimated that there are two million saunas in Finland alone, so hop into this relaxing cultural pastime by incorporating a sauna within the privacy of your own home—maybe you will even dare to go bare.


KB Culture

In Finland. Welcome to the Twelve Days of Christmas, KBCULTURE-style. Until 5 January, I''ll be keeping things on the lighter side, featuring places and products that, while still kitchen- and bath-oriented, will range further afield from our usual vein. And so here is a sauna. In a ski gondola. You''re welcome. culture sauna

What to Get an Architect for Christmas [2018]

Life of an Architect

Architectural Jolly Rogers … for the architectural pirates out there BIMja … it’s like a ninja, but for architects Come and Take It … a historic slogan, perfectly suited for architects Aalto Vase [$113] I have always wanted an Aalto vase and since I plan on being in Finland very soon, it has me thinking more and more about the likelihood that I will be adding one to my collection very soon.

The Aalto – Life of an Architect Holiday Cocktail

Life of an Architect

I didn’t really come up with this year’s cocktail on my own as I spent the last few weekends reverse engineering a cocktail I had while on my recent trip to Helsinki, Finland. Since Poul is 50% Danish, and I am 50% Norwegian, together we are 100% qualified to evaluate whether or not I have successfully recreated this cocktail named after Finland’s greatest architect.

On the Trail of Calligraphy: Margaret Shepherd

Margaret Almon Mosaics

On her blog she writes of returning from Finland with photos of Art Nouveau lettering and numbers. Cat Print by Margaret Shepherd. There is a quote that has circulated with great vigor on the internet ether, “Sometimes your only available mode of transportation is a leap of faith.”

Winter Adventure to Helsinki

Life of an Architect

My destination is Helsinki, Finland- a place that I have never visited before – and I am going in winter … because I’m smart that way. Did you know that that the population of Finland is around 5.4 I have two more travel excursions before the end of the year, and my next trip one is just around the corner, which means I am in full-on research mode.

Chihuly Collection St. Petersburg


In 1995, he began Chihuly Over Venice , for which he created sculptures at glass factories in Finland, Ireland, and Mexico, then installed them over the canals and piazzas of Venice. As a Interior Designer and an artist - Amazing and spectacular!! The Chihuly Collection is a must see. I had the pleasure recently to meet up with some fellow blogger and twitter friends for dinner and a special private tour of the Morean Art Center’s Chihuly Collection.

Architects and their Deserted Island Music | Life of an Architect

Life of an Architect

As was the architecture of Eliel Saarinen, the paintings of Akseli Gallen-Kallela, the political leadership of Marshall Mannerheim and perhaps most important the compiling of the Kalevala, the epic oral saga of Finland by Elias Lönnrot, published in 1849. about me Lets Work Together Frequently Asked Questions Do you want to be an Architect?