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Profile of the Finnish architecture firm Sanaksenaho Architects, led by Matti and Pirjo Sanaksenaho.
Profile of Sanaksenaho Architects
- Business Name
- Sanaksenaho Architects
- Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Planning
[L-R] Pirjo and Matti Sanaksenaho
Matti Sanaksenaho (1966) and Pirjo Sanaksenaho (1966)
Sanaksenaho Architects designs many types of buildings, interiors and urban plans to cater to the special needs of the comissioner, the user and the place. Pure materials and sculpturous forms are often used in the design.
Recent projects include religious buildings, hotels, private villas, elderly homes and health-care buildings.
Their aim is to offer tranquil, calm and stunning spaces for people with sustainable qualities.
- Founded: 1991
- Offices: 1
- Design team: 5
- St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chapel, Turku, Finland 2005
- CIPEA Villa no20, private residence, Nanjing, China, 2004-
- Villa Ordos, private residence, Ordos, China 2008-
- Students' Health Care Building, Helsinki, Finland 2007-
- House Tammimaki, single family house, Espoo, Finland 2001
- Villa Mahlberg, summer house, Lohja, Finland 2002
- Villa Laavu, holiday residence, Utsulevi, Lapland, Finland 2006
- Student dormitories, Vaasa, Finland 1997
- Finnish Pavilion for Sevilla World Expo, Sevilla, Spain 1992
- Cambert, May: Top Young European Architects. Atrium books. Barcelona 2005.
- 10x10. 10 critics - 100 architects. Phaidon. London 2000. p.336.
- A+U, 431. 06: 08. Japan. p. 28-33 + cover.
- Abitare. December 2005. Italy. p. 134-137.
- Architectural Record 12/2000. USA. p. 113
- AV Monographias 83 / 2000. Madrid, Spain. p. 111
- Forum 3 / 2005. Sweden. p. 56 - 77 + cover
- GA Houses 89 / 2005, A.D.A Edita, Tokyo, Japan, p. 112-119
- A+U, no. 08-2000. Architecture and Urbanism. Japan. p. 138 - 145.
- A+U, Architecture and urbanism no 266, 11/1992. Japan. p. 24
- Barbara Cappochin International Grand Prix of Architecture, Padova, Italy 2007
- Art Award of the Church, Helsinki, Finland 2005
- Reima Pietila - prize, Finnish Building Information, Helsinki, Finland 2000
- State Prize of Architecture, the state of Finland, 1992
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