Lassila Hirvilammi Architects2001 -
Lassila Hirvilammi Architects Ltd was founded in Oulu in 2001 (as Lassila Mannberg Architects Ltd). In 2004, the office moved to Seinäjoki, a small town well known for Alvar Aalto’s architecture in the mid-western Finland.
Today the office works on a large variety of different projects: churches, office buildings, housing, private houses, interior design and renovations. Lassila Hirvilammi Architects has a construction friendly approach to architecture. Their task is to create sustainable buildings and environments in co-operation with the client and builders. Lassila Hirvilammi has worked with many general governments as well as contractors and has now a confidential client-principal relationship with them.
“In our architecture we combine innovation with experience. Our objective is architecture and surroundings that are functional, technically and ecologically sustainable, of aesthetically high quality, committed to the location.”
Lassila Hirvilammi Architects find it inspiring to work with professionals of different fields in building and construction.
“We have humbly learnt the appropriate methods of working wood from the masters of craftsmanship and we have enjoyed the seamless cooperation with the most skillful of structural designers.”
Kuokkala Church is a new wood-constructed church being constructed in Jyväskylä. The outer surface of the building consists of a stacked slate roof and façade, which, without any jointing mortar, constitutes a long-lasting and robust shield for the church. The inner structure is implemented with a wooden glue laminate and mesh envelope structure, through which natural light is filtered. The Kuokkala Church combines industrial construction and handicraft methods in an interesting, novel manner.
(Lassila-Hirvilammi architects Ltd. / Luonti Ltd.)
Seinäjoki Technology Center Frami D-part
The Frami D office building is an extension to the Seinäjoki Centre for Technology and Innovation. Frami D is a combination of modern office building typology and robust materials. The main materials are a dark hand-made brick, silk-screen printed glass and thick, painted aluminum sheeting. The choice of materials and the construction method create cohesion amidst the discordant array of buildings of the area, and also take into consideration the beautiful patina the materials will achieve with time.
(Lassila-Hirvilammi architects Ltd. / Lahdelma Mahlamäki Ltd.)
Vaasa barracks: Kompassi, residential blocks
First prize in a site assignment competition arranged by the City of Vaasa. The competition task was to design an exceptional residential block quarter inside a layered grid plan. The identity of the area is created by the nationally valuable, former military barracks area along with the surrounding residential buildings built in the 1960s and 70s.
(Lassila-Hirvilammi architects Ltd. / Serum architects Ltd.)
Äijälänsalmi, residential blocks
This project combines the domesticity of timber construction with versatile and flexible spatial planning of the industrial prefabrication. The building complex is a dynamic combination of straight, curved and cubical masses. The building is directed in a way that every apartment has a view of Äijälänsalmi Strait and gets maximum sunlight. It encloses a compact but peaceful and sunlit inner court. Ground floor apartments have also small private yards. The facades are mainly of painted wood and are enliven and parsed by balconies and window openings.
Kärsämäki Shingle Church
The building comprises two parts: the core is built of logs and the cloak of shingles tarred black on the outside. It is modern but hand-built using 18th century methods.