Archive for Awards and Publications

Timed urbanism – my MSc thesis

I have handed in my MSc in Architecture thesis work called “Timed Urbanism. Designing the transformation of an urban brownfield in Satamaportti, Kotka.” The thesis in published online in Finnish here at Issuu.

Sra Pou vocational school published in several blogs and magazines

We have been very happy to see how widely architecture and ecology blogs have been interested in Sra Pou vocational school. By googling “Sra Pou” you will finds hundreds of hits of our project and articles about it. Here are a couple of the ones we like the best:

World Architecture News




Studio Basel has updated their website with my work

I just recently found mine and Annabel Cremer’s research book on Kolkata “Bodies of Water” published online at my former employer Studio Basel’s website. Go and have a look!

HUM:ARC wins a prize in D² pitching competition

HUM:ARC pitched itself  2500e to develop further our communications system in the D²-pitching competition. Hilla Rudanko and Inari Virkkala pitched to the jury in the competition held in Helsinki on the 2nd of February, 2011.

In order to make HUM:ARC more known and more prepared to reply to the challenges lying ahead, HUM:ARC will work on the webpage and the the blogs of Sra Pou and Komitu to make the best out of our pilot construction projects. We will document the processes carefully and collect the data in an easily approachable format. Stay tuned!

Sra Pou school project video

Sra Pou school project video is online in WeFund:
Through this video we collecting the last donations to complete the construction budget. The construction will start in one month and continue through March 2011.

Sra Pou school published in LUMHOR

Mine and Anssi Kankkunen’s project Sra Pou vocational school in Cambodia has been published in LUMHOR magazine.  See the atricle by clicking the link!

Cambodia project gets support

We have gotten two stipendiums to support the Sra Pou vocational school project! It is wonderful to get the construction preparation work started for real now that we have the basic costs covered. The first stipendium is from Finnish Architects Union’s Viljo Revell Fund to cover travel costs to Cambodia for our next trip there. The second one is from Alfred Kordelin’s fund for the design and site supervision work n Cambodia. We are planning to travel to the building site of the Sra Pou vocational school in February or May 2011 to start the building process. We are still looking for funding for the building materials, so if you know any good sources, please contact! See the project description in an earlier post: .

Here are some of the latest images from the project:

My interview in Aino magazine

I was interviewed shortly for the next issue of Aalto university’s Aino magazine about life and work in general. Read the issue here.

Kulttuurirahasto stipendium 2010

I have received a Kulttuurirahasto grant for personal work and the founding of a workspace in Helsinki. I have planned the workspace for long, as you can see when visiting at the address . There were several changes to my plans, as people wanting to join had different ideas, and it took some time to find a suitable space.

I was very happy to receive the grant in February 2010, as it allowed me to finalize the plans and rent a space in the old customs building, Tulli- ja Pakkahuone, in Helsinki. The grant will be spent on curating the space with its exhibitions and events, as well as my architectural work.

MSc Studies at ETH Zürich

I have started a year of master studies in Architecture at ETH Zürich, one of the highest-valued technical universities in Europe. I was approved as a visiting student based on my portfolio and a completed BSc degree from Helsinki University on Technology.