AOR: Finnish Architecture in Transition

Helsinki-based practice AOR give an insight into why emerging contemporary architects are thriving in Finland.

Erkko Aarti, Arto Ollila and Mikki Ristola are three emerging architects that together form AOR, the practice behind Viewpoint in London’s King’s Cross. Following the success of the Viewpoint project, they have won numerous competitions both in Finland and internationally, and are certainly a name to watch.

AOR has a shared passion and vision for drawing on the context of an environment and interpreting it in a modern way. Their work embodies many features of traditional Finnish design, including the use of natural materials such as wood, yet uses them in innovative and challenging ways. They draw inspiration from the humble attitdue of the Finnish people and have described Finnish architecture as simple and honest in feeling.

It appears that Finland is in a state of transition at the moment. AOR explains how there is a good atmosphere for start up companies, and plenty of opportunities for young entrepreneurs. With many architectural changes taking place in Helsinki at the moment, this shifting landscape has made the city become a vibrant and exciting place for a young designer to be.

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Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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