In 2014, Finnish architects Lassila Hirvilammi becomes OOPEAA Office
for Peripheral Architecture. A+O celebrates the occasion with a book
documenting the office's output to date. The monograph will launch on
the Finnish pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition
of the 2014 Venice Biennale.
The story of OOPEAA began in a rural field in Finland, where the
now-iconic Kärsämäki Shingle Church was built by hand by hundreds of
volunteers over half a decade. In the years that followed, OOPEAA has
established itself as one of Finland’s leading architecture firms, one
that is distinguished by a sensitivity to material and craftmanship. In
text, photographs and drawings, this book traces the office’s
development into one of the most innovative architectural practices in
the Nordic region today.
Editor: Julie Cirelli
Texts: Michael Asgaard Andersen, Julie Cirelli, Juulia Kauste, Kengo Kuma
Graphic Design: Magnus Darke for Dalston Creative
Photography: Jussi Tiainen, Tuomo Tammenpää, John E. Kroll, et. al.