The Archeus team held this years summer outing on the Kesän Sauna raft in Oulu river by the Tuira beach. The raft is a volunteer effort led by Architects SAFA of Northern Finland and Oulun Rantasaunaseura ry. Archeus' employee Pekka Tuominen is active in both organizations, and Archeus is one of the sponsors for the sauna.
The team enjoyed the wood heated sauna and everyone took several dips in the somewhat chilly 17 degree river. Linen bathrobes lent to us by Hotel Lasaretti helped keep us warm while relaxing on the deck.
House K is featured in the April issue of the Avotakka magazine.
The family wanted to move closer to the city center and was looking at an existing house designed by Archeus.
Pave suggested that the family would look for a plot where they could build a house designed just for them and their needs instead.
The end result is a 300m² house with a beautiful sea view. The main living spaces are placed in the second floor to maximize the amazing views.
The interior feels warm and inviting thanks to all the wooden surfaces. Acoustic panels were placed behind the wood grating ensuring pleasant acoustics for the whole living area.
See more pictures of the building and interior at the project page.
Park café Makia in Oulu’s Otto Karhi Park will open its doors at the end of April.
The interior of the café will vary according to seasons. The café is connected to the surrounding park thanks to its large windows and the interior which emphasizes the nature of the season.
The park café has 70 all-year-round seats. During the summer season a large terrace area increases the amount of seats up to a near 200.
The café also changes during different phases of the day. On weekday mornings breakfast is available and on the weekends brunch. Lunchtime customers get to enjoy salads and other deli products. The service hours extend into 10 or 11 pm in the evening.
A variety of seating areas are featured inside the café.
Archeus is involved in a project about wellness at work. We care about the well-being of our employees and we hope that everyone will find a new enthusiasm for exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
The initial testing told us that everyone is on the right track, but there is still room for improvement. We have already received nutritional guidance and we will get some introductions for different physical activities. A year from now we will see how much progress has been made.
The construction of the silos is progressing nicely. The installation of the balcony elements is already well underway and the round shape of the silos is starting to show again.
Progress is made also indoors. Fixtures and tiles are being installed in the apartments.
There is a great view from the resident sauna terrace.
Radisson Blu Plaza hotel was featured in VALO magazine. VALO magazine is a professional lighting magazine published by Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of Finland. The feature article tells how the design process lead to the final result. Swedish lighting design office Ljusarkitetur Ab was also a part of the design process. They were responsible for the lighting design in the listed interiors.