Easton Shopping Center

The boldly red Easton shopping center was opened in Eastern Helsinki in October 2017. Located right next to the existing Itis shopping center, Easton was set out to become the new center of the area’s food culture and a comfortable hangout for locals and visitors.

The 66,000 m2 building was designed by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects. Modern BIM models (Building Information Models) were at the core of the project from the very beginning and the project was recently awarded the Tekla BIM Award 2017. The technology allowed the team to create the vivid façade out of ceramic and aluminum rods and finish the massive project on schedule.

We photographed Easton for Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Martin (martin@kuvio.com, +358 44 7486062) for licensing terms and conditions.

Seppä Shopping Center

Seppä is a new shopping center in Jyväskylä, Central Finland. Seppä was opened in October and with over 50 shops and restaurants, it’s the biggest shopping center in the Jyväskylä region.

The shopping center was designed by Innovarch and the plan was to create a modern and enjoyable space. The light interiors were spiced up with vibrant tones of pink, orange and yellow. The fiery colors stem from the name Seppä, which translates as a smith.

We photographed Seppä shopping center for Innovarch.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Martin (martin@kuvio.com, +358 44 7486062) for licensing terms and conditions.

Artek Helsinki flagship store

Artek is an icon of Finnish furniture and its collection is full of timeless classics and creative new designs.

Artek’s flagship store is located in the centre of Helsinki. In addition to Artek’s collection, the store offers design exhibitions, books and magazines for inspiration. One of the store’s unique features is the Stool Customization Workshop where anyone can create their own version of Alvar Aalto’s legendary Stool 60.

We photographed the beautiful store for Artek.

The Salmisaari premises of Varma

Varma’s Salmisaari premises are located right by the sea, only a few kilometres away from the heart of Helsinki. The modern office building consists of several customizable office spaces that Varma lets to other companies.

We produced a marketing video that showcases the Salmisaari premises. The video was produced for the real estate marketing of Varma and it was created together with brand design agency Werklig.

If you would like to hear more about our video production services, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Koivusaari metro station

Koivusaari is the second metro station of the new Länsimetro rail line and it will open to passengers in two days. Koivusaari residential area is still in development but it is planned to become a neighbourhood of 4000 residents.

Koivusaari metro station was designed by Helin & Co Architects. It is the world’s only metro station located underwater and the glass walls of the entrance offer stunning views over the marina. The ceiling of the entrance building is shaped like an upside-down boat and the water theme continues throughout the station in the patterns, shapes and colours.

We photographed Koivusaari metro station for Helin & Co Architects.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Martin (martin@kuvio.com, +358 44 7486062) for licensing terms and conditions.

Lauttasaari metro station

The first phase of the long-awaited Länsimetro is now complete and the extension of the metro network will open to passenger traffic on the 18th of November 2017. The first phase of Länsimetro consists of eight new metro stations, the first of which is Lauttasaari.

Lauttasaari metro station was designed by Helin & Co Architects. The architects took inspiration from ice and snow which is reflected in the materials, shapes and colours of the station. Located in the heart of the popular suburb, Lauttasaari station is estimated to serve 18 000 passengers daily.

We photographed Lauttasaari metro station for Helin & Co Architects.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Martin (martin@kuvio.com, +358 44 7486062) for licensing terms and conditions.

Parliament House

The Parliament House is the home of the Parliament of Finland and one of the most well-known landmarks in Helsinki. The iconic building was designed by architect J. S. Sirén and the construction was completed in 1931.

The complete renovation of the Parliament House began in 2015 and ended in Autumn 2017. The two main objectives of the renovation were modernizing the old building technology and restoring the building to its original glory. The Parliament House is a protected building and all the renovations were completed under the supervision of the National Board of Antiquities.

The restoration work had a huge impact on the interiors. The surfaces were cleaned and brightened, the stairs were straightened and the furniture were conserved. The famous Plenary Session Hall got its former shine back as the darkened dome ceiling was cleaned and repaired and the bronze statues were replaced by the original gold-plated sculptures.

The architect of the renovation was Helin & Co Architects who commissioned us to photograph the results of the successful project.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Martin (martin@kuvio.com, +358 44 7486062) for licensing terms and conditions.

The office of Konkret Architects

Konkret Architects was founded 20 years ago and this year the company moved to a new office space to celebrate the anniversary.

The bright new office in Sörnäistenranta, Helsinki, was renovated to fit the needs of modern architect’s office. The interesting architectural ceiling, the flow of light and the convenient working nooks will surely inspire the creative designs of the upcoming years.

We photographed the new office for Konkret.

Community center Monikko

Monikko is the new community center of Nurmijärvi, a town of 42 000 residents in the Greater Helsinki area. The beautiful modern building was designed by Linja Architects and the community centre was opened in August 2017. Monikko consists of a concert hall and several other spaces and it offers the locals a wide range of services and activities.

We photographed Monikko for Linja Architects.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Martin (martin@kuvio.com, +358 44 7486062) for licensing terms and conditions.

Tapiola metro station

Länsimetro, the west metro, has been one of the biggest construction projects of the decade in the Helsinki region. Helsinki’s existing metro rail line has been extended to Espoo and the eight stations of the first construction phase are almost ready for traffic.

We were commissioned to photograph some of the exciting new metro stations. The first one was the station of Tapiola which was designed by APRT Architects. The estimation is that around 20 000 passengers will use the station daily. Tapiola is also one of the cultural centres of Espoo and Kim Simonsson’s impressive sculpture on the platform reminds visitors of the area’s cultural attractions.

We photographed Tapiola metro station for APRT Architects.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Martin (martin@kuvio.com, +358 44 7486062) for licensing terms and conditions.

Painiitty residential area

Painiitty is a new idyllic neighbourhood in Espoo, right outside of Helsinki. Painiitty feels calm and cozy but it’s close to all the services and major traffic routes.

Building the neighbourhood has been a long-time project of construction company Hartela. Hartela purchased the land in 1980s and it has had the chance to take part in the planning of the area from the very beginning. The plan was to create a comfortable new residential area close to the attractions of Finland’s biggest cities – and it seems like it succeeded.

We photographed the lovely little community and its new residential buildings for Hartela.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Martin (martin@kuvio.com, +358 44 7486062) for licensing terms and conditions.

The showroom of JM Suomi

The interior architects of JLL Finland commissioned us to photograph one of their recent projects, the showroom of JM Suomi. The showroom is located in Leppävaara’s Panorama Tower in Espoo.

JM Suomi develops and sells residential properties and the showroom is open for everyone interested in their real estates. JLL’s interior architects created a warm and versatile space that invites customers in to learn about the properties and the materials used in them.

Sandro Tapiola & Sandro Kortteli restaurants

Sandro is a Finnish restaurants chain that consists of four one-of-a-kind restaurants. The third Sandro restaurant, Sandro Kortteli, was opened in December 2016 and the fourth, Sandro Tapiola, in June 2017.

Futudesign was in charge of the interior design of Sandro Tapiola and Sandro Kortteli. All Sandro restaurants look different and have a unique atmosphere fit for the location of the restaurant. Sandro Tapiola, located in Ainoa shopping centre in Espoo, is a fun and colourful space and Sandro Kortteli, located in Kamppi in central Helsinki, is stylish and more sophisticated.

We photographed the restaurants for Futudesign.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire Sandro Tapiola and Sandro Kortteli galleries and contact Martin (martin@kuvio.com, +358 44 7486062) for licensing terms and conditions.

Habitare & Showroom fairs

Last week we were commissioned to photograph some unique fair stands in two design fairs, Habitare and Showroom. Habitare is the biggest furniture, design and interior decoration event in Finland and Showroom is a trade show of design, spatial design and lighting targeted at professionals.

Agency Leroy commissioned us to photograph the Habitare fair stands of anno, Hobby Hall and Lundia that Agency Leroy had designed. Anno’s inviting stand was chosen as one of the best stands of Habitare by Sisustustoimittajat ry.

Avanto Architects was in charge of the architectural design of Showroom. They commissioned us to document the fair hall’s fascinating design elements such as the reflecting surfaces and the impressive stand of Barrisol.

The district of Pasila

The City of Helsinki commissioned us to photograph Pasila, a distinctive urban area near Helsinki’s centre. Pasila is a busy public transportation intersection and a home of 9000 people and numerous companies. The area is currently developing fast and in the future East and West Pasila will be linked together by new residential buildings and a massive building complex called Tripla.

Most of Pasila was built in the 70s and the 80s. Eastern Pasila is especially known for its harsh concrete architecture and the unique walkways that were built above the roads to make room for cars.

Pasila’s existing architecture may evoke mixed emotions but the roughness makes it interesting. We selected our favourite Pasila photos and created this graphic citylife gallery to highlight the originality of the area.

If you would like to see more of our Helsinki photos, view our citylife gallery. All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, please contact Martin (martin@kuvio.com, +358 44 7486062) for licensing terms and conditions.

The office of JLL

JLL Finland’s headquarters recently moved to a new and renovated office space in World Trade Center Helsinki. JLL commissioned us to document the renovation process and the finished interiors. We produced a time-lapse video that shows the transformation of the office from the very beginning.

Renovated log house in Taipalsaari

During our summer tour we photographed various residential buildings and one of the most distinctive ones was an old log house in a picturesque location in Taipalsaari, South-Eastern Finland.

POOK Architects designed the modification and renovation of the old building and it underwent extensive repairs. As a result, the beautiful log house is now a comfortable and contemporary summer home.

We photographed the log house and its idyllic surroundings for POOK Architects.

Hammas Mehiläinen dental clinics

This summer Innovarch commissioned us to photograph five Hammas Mehiläinen dental clinics located in different cities all over Finland. We photographed the clinics during our nationwide summer tour.

Innovarch was in charge of the clinics’ interior architecture. The receptions, the hallways and the waiting areas were filled with muted colours and natural materials to create a harmonious and calming atmosphere. The clinical look was softened with warm wood, subtle textures and soft shades of grey and green.

Helsingin Kompassi & Saukonpaaden Loisto

Helsingin Kompassi and Saukonpaaden Loisto are new apartment buildings in the growing neighbourhood of Jätkäsaari, Helsinki. The buildings form a modern and cohesive block that sits right by the sea in the tip of the Saukonpaasi cape.

The stunning seaside location was not overlooked in the architectural design – the outer facades are filled with spacious balconies and big windows that maximise the spectacular sea views. The yard between the buildings has been raised above the street level and it feels sheltered, inviting and urban.

We were commissioned to photograph the buildings by B&M Architects who designed the Kompassi & Loisto block.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Martin (martin@kuvio.com, +358 44 7486062) for licensing terms and conditions.

Stella Shopping Center

Stella is a diverse shopping center located in central Mikkeli. The shopping center was designed by Innovarch Architects and it was opened in November 2011.

Stella was built around existing historical buildings, some of which are protected by the National Board of Antiquities. Innovarch’s design focused on combining old and new architecture in a functional, cohesive and interesting way. The glass-covered atrium and the rest of the modern structures were designed to conform and honour the historic features of the block.

We photographed Stella shopping center for Innovarch.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Martin (martin@kuvio.com, +358 44 7486062) for licensing terms and conditions.