A few views of the Kojaamo cultural centre by my good friend Florian Koehl in Helsinki (see http://www.korjaamo.fi/fi). It was a high speed / low budget project where Florian hung most of the programme from an adaptation of the existing structure (an old tram shed, I believe). If you don’t know Florian’s work, visit his website at http://www.fatkoehl.com and especially his Strelitzer Strasse housing with its inventive folding balconies and wonderful bathrooms (http://www.fatkoehl.com/index.php?article_id=6&clang=0)
A couple of stereoscopic views of the trees outside Aalto’s Church of the Three Crosses near Imatra (I will post some pictures of the church later in the week).
I have not posted many 3D pictures recently, so to resolve the image, go cross eyed until you register identical elements over each other (by which time you should see three images – concentrate on the middle one) and try to relax. The three dimensions should pop out and get bester over a short while of viewing.
The Temppeliaukio Church by Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen (1969) is carved out of the rock in central Helsinki. There are lots of thoughtful details to make the whole idea work, including a sort of verge at the edge of the floor, where the wall descends beneath the concrete slab (see second from last photograph, with location specific adaptations to grate).
The Chapel of Silence in Helsinki by K2S Architects. The interior views are taken in daytime. The interior walls are solid alder, maybe 80 to 100mm thick.
I’m in Helsinki at the moment – so any material on the blog will be from here for the next few days
The interior of a Russian submarine that was in Hamburg a few years ago