Lots of photos and an interview with Pekka in the link below.
"We wanted to create a look that would blend academia with a more industrial feel. The finishes are robust and, internally, the concrete is visible as a structural and aesthetic element. The slatted timber walls create a softer, Nordic feel and the colourful floors and textiles add a sense of joy."
- Pekka Mäki
The book features VillAma Concrete House, which got an honorable mention in 2013.
Published in conjuction with a biennial exhibition, this book displays high-quality Finnish architecture from 2014 and 2015 featuring TIPOTIE HEALTH CENTER by SIGGE Architects. The 2016 Biennial Review highlights projects that represent bold new thinking and experimental approaches in architecture. The selected projects include interesting new inroads in housing development and in technological development, as well as examples of international collaboration and expertise in renovation and restoration. FINNISH ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM SHOP
Concrete Minimalism in Wall Street Journal today:
photos: Vesa Loikas
SIGGE Architects' interview and three recent works featured in this new architecture book 'Ebbs & Flows' by a Swedish publisher and American writer.
Through interviews with more than 60 leading architects, author David Sokol explores the questions and ideas most relevant to Nordic architecture today. Illustrated with vivid, previously unpublished images of the region’s most pioneering buildings. READ MORE
The Finnish Embassy in Berlin, Germany
This unique volume presents readers with an exploration of more than 70 of the most prominent architectural firms from the Nordic countries."Nordic Architects" presents a practical and functional document showcasing both tradition and innovation in Nordic architecture. Each of the entries about the featured architectural firms are accompanied by high-quality, full-colour illustrations representing their work.
The Finnish embassy in Berlin, Germany.
A real atlas of what is being built in the world today would be a confounding thing - a Domesday Book of cheapness, pretension and making do. This vast Phaidon atlas is something different: a gazetteer of all that is most inventive, inspiring and humane in the architecture of the past five years. Itself beautifully and thoughtfully designed, it leaves one with a heady reassurance that architecture, so essential and ubiquitous, and often so banal, is still at its best a transforming medium, giving meaning as it gives delight.
ASA-huset, Åbo, Finland
"The ASA factory building has retained its identity well. Few new openings have been made in the existing exterior walls. The new use and architecture are revealed in the semi-open courtyard. Adjoining the new entrance an airy, light-flooded hall has been built providing access to other parts of the building: the library, auditorium and work facilities. The systematic and efficient, almost oppressive spatial organisation has gained a fresh new look by the addition of the new entrance." Extract from Olli-Paavo Koponen's review
Photos: Vesa Loikas
Seaside Villa, Kustavi, Finland
AMAZON.CO.UK - Publication Date: 16 Jan 2012
This highly practical book is impressive in its thoroughness. It is an 'everything you need to know' reference complete with full design and construction details along with numerous examples of excellence from Finland, Sweden and the USA. It is illustrated with over 150 drawings and more than 300 photographs most of which are in colour. What reviewers have said about an earlier work by Allan Konya on this subject: "The book has been assembled with obvious devotion to, and a quietly persuasive enthusiasm for, the subject and is packed with pictures and drawings capturing that enthusiasm. It is a must for anyone designing or building a sauna or thinking about owning one". The Architects' Journal "Allan Konya has written the most complete text on the Finnish sauna, covering the broad spectrum from the origin and rituals (something often overlooked), design and construction, materials, siting and layout. Every facet of the subject is thoroughly covered in detail and one comes away feeling he has finally understood what it takes to make a 'good' sauna. ..Anyone interested in designing, building or using a sauna should try to locate this book. It is the 'bible' of the Finnish sauna and is far superior to any other text on the subject. I have designed and built several saunas and still find useful information and inspiration in this book". Amazon.com
Seaside Villa, Anavainen, kustavi, Finland
"This book is edited and contains an essay by Harri Hautajarvi. "Villas and Saunas" presents 27 summer villas and 17 saunas in Finland, from the marine archipelago via the lake district to the fells of the north - a total of 44 individually-designed buildings that represent the best of recent Finnish summer home and sauna architecture. Harri Hautajarvi, editor-in-chief of the "Finnish Architectural Review", has selected the sites which range from simple log cabins to millionaire's villas. In his two articles, Harri Hautajarvi describes the history and present trends of Finnish villa architecture and life, and reviews the challenges of sustainable development to holiday-home buildings of the future."
Publisher: Rakennustieto Publishing; 2 edition (1 Oct 2010)