Photographer: Kuvio Architectural Photography

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Photographer: Stefan Bremer

Tila housing by Talli Architecture and Design | Apartment blocks ×

Photographer: Stefan Bremer

Tila housing by Talli Architecture and Design | Apartment blocks ×

The housing landscape in Finland remains rather traditional: the current housing supply in urban areas is very generic, often failing in allowing self-fulfilment of the residents´ needs. Different lifestyle and family models try to be served by standardized housing design despite the needs of society continuing to change. Back to the city –movement is happening: what follows is that there is an increasing desire for urban living, along with a need for individuality, flexibility, and strong sense of community.

The Tila Project, a block of 39 flats built in Helsinki at 2011, is based on the idea of providing residents with a living space equipped with only the absolute minimum. The raw-space housing concept allows housing to be customized according to the buyers specific needs and wants. The project was realized in two stages. The ”frame” - construction was first designed and built by the developper, then came the ”infill” phase with habitants building their homes as Do-It-Yourself –projects.

SATO-Rakennuttajat Oy

Talli Architecture and Design Ltd.
Pia Ilonen, partner
Sami Vikström, architect
Tommi Mauno,
Mari Mannevaara
Riitta Tuomist

Construction Management: Sweco CMU Oy
Structural: EJT Rakennusinsinöörit Oy/ Eero Riikonen
HVAC: Optiplan Oy/ Antti Alvoittu
Electrical: Elbox Oy/ Jorma Jylhä
Light Art: Jaakko Niemelä, Helena Hietanen

Photographer: Stefan Bremer

Tila housing by Talli Architecture and Design | Apartment blocks ×

Photographer: Stefan Bremer

Tila housing by Talli Architecture and Design | Apartment blocks ×

Photographer: Stefan Bremer

Tila housing by Talli Architecture and Design | Apartment blocks ×

Photographer: Kuvio Architectural Photography

Tila housing by Talli Architecture and Design | Apartment blocks ×

Photographer: Kuvio Architectural Photography

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2nd Floor

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2nd Floor / Furnished

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2nd Floor Mezzanine / Furnished

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