ARK-house Architects

Helsinki | Since 1995 | Employees 12

Pursimiehenkatu 26 C 53, 00150 Helsinki, Finland
Phone +358 9 7742 480
Fax +358 9 7742 4888

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Architects
ARK-house Architects
Pentti Kareoja, Markku Erholtz, Hannu Huttunen
Pentti Kareoja

was born 1959 in Finland and studied in Tampere University of Technology (graduated 1988). Before joining together with the other members of ARK-House, he has been a member of 8 Studio and has had an architectural office with Olli-Pekka Jokela. He has been teaching and lecturing in Helsinki University of Art and Design and other architectural schools in Finland and Scandinavia. Currently he is working as a professor in spatial studies at UIAH, Helsinki.

Markku Erholtz

was born 1951 in Finland and studied in Helsinki University of Technology (graduated 1982). Before joining together with the other members of ARK-House, He had his own architectural office, Architect bureau Erholtz-Iivonen. Has been teaching in the Architectural Department of Helsinki University of Technology.

Hannu Huttunen, Interior Architect

was born 1958 in Finland and studied in Helsinki University of Technology (graduated 1986). Before joining together with the other members of ARK-House, He had his own architectural office, Architecture bureau Hannu Huttunen. Has is currently working as a professor in the Architectural Department of Helsinki University of Technology.

Profile

ARK-house is a Finnish architectural firm founded in 1995 when three smaller architectural offices merged in order to implement few large scale building projects. The partners of ARK-house have, however, worked together before that e.g. for competition projects. Since 1995 ARK-house has completed a series of public buildings and residential projects, most of them in Helsinki. Among them are educational buildings and libraries for the City of Helsinki and the University of Helsinki. ARK-house has also successfully taken part in architectural competitions in Finland. During 1980 –2010. The partners of ARK-house have alone or together achieved over twenty 1st prizes and tens of other prizes in national and international architectural competitions. ARK-house has been awarded for example for the the State Award, Steel Construction of the Year, SIO-prize for the best interior of the Year, Facade-Prize of the year, Helsinki City-Prize etc.

The main planning projects today are public buildings, housing and office projects, mostly in Helsinki area but also abroad.
At the moment 12 architects and architectural students are working in the office. The Partners are strongly involved in all the projects and are in charge during the whole process from design to implemention phase.