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AI R I L A


KREETTA AIRILA kreetta.airila@gmail.com +358407601232


P ROJ EC TS

ARC HITECTURE

SPATIAL DESIGN

H AR AKOTO

KÖ ÖK I

KAJAS T E

HAR MA JA

RUS KO

WAL K - I N CI T Y

Energy Efficient Building

A Modern Outhouse

A Wooden Outbuilding

A Kitchen Plan

A Home Spa

A Holistic Concept Plan

INT ERI OR I

Work Experience

FURNITURE DESIGN

SERVICE DESIGN

S M Ø RBRØ D C A FE An Airport Restaurant

PAWN

Y H T E I S KI I T UR I

JÄÄTE H DA S

WIRE

L AT V US

L E ARNI N G H UB

Coat Hooks

Wooden Chair

Community Design

A Work Environmet Concept

BA Graduation Project

A Versatile Learning Environment

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COAT HOOKS:

PAWN

DATE: Spring 2012 CUSTOMER: Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo Pawn is a set of three wooden coat hooks. They can be used as a single object on the wall or arranged in to a pattern. Dimensions Large: Ø 35 H 60 mm, Medium: Ø 35 H 55 mm, Small: Ø 30 H 45 mm.


Lathe practice inspired coat hooks.

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A WOODEN C HAIR:

WIRE

DATE: Spring 2011 CUSTOMER: Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Design and Fine Arts Wire is a wooden dining chair with a back rest made from rope. Inspiration to the chair came from bridge architecture and cables. The design process included technical drawings, building a 1:1 model and 3D modeling. Prototype was made by a carpenter student Linnea Partanen.


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ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDIN G:

H ARA KOTO

DATE: Spring 2011 CUSTOMER: Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Design and Fine Arts DESIGNED BY: Kreetta Airila, Riikka Manninen, Julianna Nevari and Saana Turunen Harakoto is an energy efficient building. Layout of the house is based on the center placed block containing bathroom facilities and a sauna. Block is situated close to the windows facing south and it is made out of dark brick to store the heat from the sun. Harakoto is straw-bale isolated house with a wooden frame and a dark wooden faรงade. Solar panels were situated on the roof, window placement was carefully thought-out and the lighting was designed to use LED-technique. The project was exhibited in the Housing Fair Finland in Kokkola.


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First floor

Second floor


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A MODERN OUTHOUSE:

K AJA S TE

DATE: Spring 2011 - fall 2011 CUSTOMER: Competition entry DESIGNED BY: Kreetta Airila, Riikka Manninen, Julianna Nevari and Saana Turunen Kajaste is a competition entry for the Habitare 2011 design contest “Huussi� organized by the Finnish Fair Corporation in collaboration with the Aalto University School of Art and Design.The assignment was to design an outhouse that is not connected into the public sewer system. Inspiration for our structure came from renewable willow which we used to weave an element that would work as a visual barrier. The walls and the roof of the structure were made of dark glass. Our design gives the users an option of using solar power lighting which, together with the dim glass walls, would make Kajaste resemble a lantern. The roof of our outhouse enables the users to collect rainwater for hand washing and the ventilation system is natural. Kajaste is a combination from modern and traditional outhouse.

The principle ideas of the outhouse.


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Kajaste was open to the public during Habitare 2011 design fair and it received a great deal of positive attention from the visitors and media, as demonstrated by the online article in Helsingin Sanomat and a print article in Iltasanomat LIFESTYLE magazine 04/12.

Some stages of building the outhouse and pictures from the fair.

Š Lina Jelansk

Š Lina Jelanski


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After the fair the outhouse was moved to a Finnish cottage landscape.


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A WOODEN OUTBUILDIN G:

RUSKO

DATE: Fall 2011 CUSTOMER: Private DESIGNED BY: Kreetta Airila, Riikka Manninen, Julianna Nevari and Saana Turunen Rusko is a modern outbuilding. The clients wanted us, the group of four interior architecture students, to design a outbuilding that would function both as a garage and a shed for a motor boat and firewood. An important thing was to fit the building into the milieu in the best possible way. The Rusko outbuilding will be located in the same seaside setting as the Kajaste outhouse our team designed earlier. We only had 72 hours to design and to produce all the material needed.


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DESIGNIN G WITH A FINNISH COMMUNIT Y:

Y HTEISKII T U R I

DATE: Fall 2012 CUSTOMER: City of Lahti DESIGNED BY: Kreetta Airila, Riikka Manninen, and Riina Oikari As part of the 365 Wellbeing program and Aalto’s contribution to the World Design Capital Helsinki, the aim of the Sub-Lifestyles course was to revitalize the 1970s suburbs by activating and enabling people by design to rethink their community and livelihoods. Th course was a collaboration between Aalto ARTS, Lahti City planning department, Lahti Institute of Design and the community of Tonttila, Lahti. Our teams design process began with research including questionnaires and interviews in Tonttila. Through fieldwork we saw a clear need for more organised community and a common space where everyone feels welcome. Together with my group members we created YHTEISKIITURI – A Mobile Service Platform to Support and Empower Communities. Our concept was also accepted to the 365 Wellbeing book that was published in 2013.

We organized open event for the international Restaurant Day in Tonttila on 17th Nov 2012 and we gathered insightful stories from conversations with the residents, which gave us a better understanding of the real needs and problems. We tested our ideas through a prototyping event on 8th Nov 2012.

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Restaurantday workshop

Getting to know

Prototyping event

Interviews

the ground

Visiting the library bus

Week 6

Week 3

Week 2

Week 4

Familiarizing with the methods

Defining the brief Re-grouping

Re-defining the brief Defining the problem space

Week 7

Week 5

More research Benchmarking

Brainstorming and ideating Chrystallizing the concept

Background research

Planning the prototype

Preparing the final presentation


SCEN ARIO: “MARJA -LIISA TAKES ACTION�

Y HTEISKII T U R I

We created a scenario to explain the Yhteiskiituri concept. Marja-Liisa has lived in Tonttila for over 40 years and as years have gone by, she has realised that her apartment is not suitable for her needs anymore. She is now thinking about moving but she does not want to leave Tonttila. Marja-Liisa goes frequently to meet people in a new service bus called Yhteiskiituri which tours around the suburbs in Lahti, providing a facility for communal meetings. This time she is attending a theme day where the City Planning Office has come to Tonttila to explain the plans they have made for the area. They have drafted senior housing buildings in the center of Tonttila with communal spaces. After the discussion Marja-Liisa stays behind to talk about the idea over a cup of coffee. Time goes by but nothing is happening with the housing project. Marja-Liisa gets a hint about crowdfunding and she researches the subject further. She discusses the subject with the people she meets in Yhteiskiituri and other residents seem interested in the subject too. Marja-Liisa gets help from Yhteiskiituri staff to design and print posters for a meeting that is organised next week in Yhteiskiituri. Many people show up and they decide to start planning the project to make it happen. Through the process they get assistance

from the staff of Yhteiskiituri and soon they have created a proposal for the city about pooling their funds and making the senior housing project happen in Tonttila. Yhteiskiituri works as a link between the residents and the city as the initiative moves forward. Having made the final plans of the building with professionals the construction of this cosenior house can start. Through the process the active residents, such as Marja-Liisa, have gained important knowledge about crowdfunded housing and through Yhteiskiituri, they can easily spread the information to different areas in Lahti. When the building is ready, they have an open doors event with many other events also happening in Tonttila.


Yhteiskiituri

Marja-­Liisa

The senior  housing  

The senior housing idea idea sounded  so   sounded so exciting but exiting  but  nothing  is   nothing is happening...

I  should   do  something   about  this!!

happening...

Have you   heard  about   LOPPUKIRI? xt ne ng e! eti Me lcom We ek we

Time goes  by...

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A WORK ENVIRONMENT CON CEPT:

L AT V U S

DATE: Spring 2013 CASE: Nordic Built Challenge Competition DESIGNED BY: Kreetta Airila, Ida Broms, Mari Hietikkko, Riikka Manninen, Topi M채nnynsalo and Elina V채h채kyl채 The aim was to create a sustainable, viable and scalable refurbishment work environment concepts that answers the needs of knowledge workers of today. The Nordic Build Challenge is an open multidisciplinary design contest for the refurbishment of five specific buildings. In Finland the concepts were implemented into Hippostalo, an office building built in 1980 in the city of Tampere. There is an ever growing demand for solutions that create a healthier lifestyle through flexible work options. Our concept is based on the idea that the future office environment will not be about owning a particular desk, but accessing the right kind of facility needed for the task at hand. Designing different zones based on work styles and requirements will give the employees the freedom to choose the level of privacy and outside stimuli. Work is being done in a tablet environment using cloud services. Building will come one with the user interface.


LIF E

Ciao! Hi!

WO RK

Meaningful Face-to-Face Time Silent knowledge is exchanged through informal meetings. We designed hot spots for each floor to foster serendipitous encounters.

From Cubicles to Coworking A shared working environment that addresses all aspects of work: working zones generating synergy and cooperation to silent spaces for individual work.

Trust as the Key Element With new work solutions and individualised technologies, trust will be the bridge that leads to creativity and results.

Work-Life Balance Work-Life Blend Seamless home and work life integration, less stress and more enjoyable work.

SOCIAL SOLUTIONS

WORK MANAGEMENT Reduced Hierarchy Less old-fashioned management, bureaucracy and walls = more creativity, more interaction and flexibility.

Lighter Way of Working Everything runs seamlessly and without wires. Tablet environments are lighter, flexible and require less energy.

IT SOLUTIONS

Massive Pool of Resources Data is easily available from anywhere at anytime.

Circular Economy The renting service system maximizes the reach of ownership by making the most of possessions and spaces.

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A KITC HEN PL AN:

KĂ–Ă–KI

DATE: Fall 2010 CUSTOMER: Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Design and Fine Arts The kitchen was designed for an imaginary client. The shape of the kitchen is based on a freestanding stove unit and its ability to resemble a piece of furniture. The planning process included creating user profiles, different sketches and layout solutions. The final design was presented with the help of a 3D model and technical drawings.


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A HOME SPA:

H ARMA JA DATE: Fall 2010 CUSTOMER: Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Design and Fine Arts Harmaja pays tribute to the traditions of the Finnish sauna by combining it with a modern and ascetic bathroom. The main elements of Harmaja are scarcity of material, constrastiveness and allowing natural light to enter the space through the area preserved for cooling off after the heat of the sauna.

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A HOLIS TIC CON CEPT PL AN:

WA LK -IN C I T Y

DATE: Fall 2011 CUSTOMER: Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Design and Fine Arts DESIGNED BY: Kreetta Airila, Riikka Manninen, Heidi M채kel채, Julianna Nevari, Maija Parviainen and Saana Turunen. Walk-In City is a holistic plan for the Kangas area in Jyv채skyl채, Finland. The aim was to design a versatile neighbourhood for living, jobs, services and opportunities for recreation into a former industrial area. The Walk-In City project, carried out as teamwork, gave us the opportunity to focus more into a specific industrial building and we ended up designing a hotel concept for the building as well as doing technical dravings to enhance its energy efficiency.


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WORK EXPERIEN CE:

INTERIOR I

DATE: Summers 2010 and 2011 CUSTOMER: Private During summers 2010 and 2011 I worked in an interior design office called Interiori in Tampere. Interiori is part of a desin tem called Sisustuskonttori which provides custom desin services in interior architecture and spatial planning. I was involved in several projects and my work included everything from independent design tasks to helping other designers with different projects.

Pictures from two different independent design assigments.


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AN AIRPORT RES TAURANT:

SM ØRBRØ D C A FE DATE: Spring 2012 CUSTOMER: Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo and Oslo Airport During my exchange studies in Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo (Khio) our final project was to design a new food service at a selected location at OSL’s new expansion of Gardermoen airport. The concept was supposed to be holistic in nature to create name, brand, communication and expression. In my concept people could design their own open sandwiches (smørbrød in Norwegian) from fresh and pure ingredients. Sandwich assembly would be done by using an application. Customer could do this in advance from home, from their smartphones or the eatery’s tablet equipped walls.

+ + + + + + = Open sandwich just the way you want it


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1 KITCHEN, COUNTER, SERVICE POINT 2 LOUNGE AREA 3 QUICK STOP 4 DINING TOGETHER 5 COZY CORNER

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TABLET EQUIPPED WALL

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Smørbrød cafe’s tablet equipped wall for sandwich assembly and view to the customer sitting areas.


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BA GRADUATION PROJECT:

JÄÄTEHDAS

DATE: Fall 2013 CUSTOMER: The City of Helsinki Wholesale Market The process of my BA thesis project started from looking into the history of the former Abattoir area (“teurastamo” in Finnish) of the City of Helsinki and getting to know the trends that influenced the decision-makers to open the area as a centre for trade and restaurant businesses. The Abattoir is now rapidly developing into a modern focal point of food culture. The City of Helsinki Wholesale Market is responsible for developing the spaces and renting them out. In fall 2012 I teamed up with The City of Helsinki Wholesale Market to develop one of the original red-bricked buildings of the area. Jäätehdas (Finnish for Ice Factory) was originally built as a machine centre and in the future, the City of Helsinki Wholesale Market hopes to rent out spaces for a microbrewery that would also house a restaurant, shop and a bakery with a coffee shop. My assignment for the City of Helsinki Wholesale Market was to create a conceptual space plan for fictitious actors. The main focus of my project was in finding the best possible locations for the different functions for the whole building with special attention given to planning a space for the brewery.


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SECTION A-A

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SECTION D-D 1 BAKERY CAFE

5 MICROBREWERY

2 KITCHEN (CAFE)

6 SHOP

3 BAKERY

7 ENTRANCE (FROM COURTYARD)

4 BREWERY RESTAURANT

8 ENTRANCE (FROM STREET)

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View from the cafe’s entrance towards the counter.

View from the brewery restaurant’s entrance towards the counter.


View from the brewery restaurant’s second floor.

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A VERSATILE LEARNIN G ENVIRONMENT:

LEARN IN G H U B

DATE: Fall 2013 CUSTOMER: Aalto University, School of Chemical Technology, Department of Forest Products Technology DESIGNED BY: Kreetta Airila, Marijke Davey, Sarah Nilles and Justyna Puchalska The task was to transform the existing library space at the Forest Technology building in Aalto University Otaniemi campus into an inspiring and versatile learning environment. The upgrade of the current department library to a new Learning Hub will benefit the students both in terms of study, but also pave the way for social interaction and group work. Aalto has an existing family of Learning Hubs, of which the Forest Technology Learning Hub will become a sibling, and will respond to the existing model that concerns itself with innovative, user-driven, multifunctional facilities. The existing library will be transformed into a brave new learning environment that will encourage study, whilst also providing the library with varying spaces to cater for many types of working conditions be it group work, individual work or discussion groups. Main challenges in this project were finding flexible use of the space, listening to the different needs of the clients and staff and staying in the budget.

Views from the relaxed zone, sharing knowledge space and silent working area. Concep mood map.


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NEW SIGNAGE CATALOGUE

RETAIN EXISTING FLUORESCENT LIGHTING TO BULKHEAD

REMOVAL OF COMPUTERS FROM WINDOW ALLOW FOR MORE LIGHT TO FILL THE ROOM

NEW SIGNAGE FOREST TRIANGLE / PATHWAY MARKER

RETAIN EXISTING HEATING / SKIRTING / GLAZING RELOCATION OF EXISTING MAGAZINE STORE

WHERE IS THIS TREE FROM? WHAT TREE AM I?

A SECTION THROUGH THE SHARED PATH

1:20

CHECKPOINT


FLEXIBLE USE OF THE SPACE:

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8 COLLABORATON SPACE

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EXHIBITION SPACE

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PRESENTATION SPACE 1 PRINTER & COFFEE CORNER

5 COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS

9 CHECKPOINT: SHARING BOOKS

2 CHECKPOINT: LIBRARY DATABASE

6 COZY CORNER

10 CHECKPOINT: SHARING NOTES

3 RELAX ZONE

7 SHARING KNOWLEDGE

11 READING CORNER

4 GROUP WORK

8 SILENT ZONE

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CV CONTACT: Kreetta Airila | Lintulahdenaukio 12 A 13 | 00500 Helsinki | Finland Mobile: +358 40 7601232 | Email: kreetta.airila@gmail.com

I am extremely organized, can work independently and have the ability to follow through to ensure that the job gets done.

EDUC ATION 2013 to graduate in 2015 Aalto University, The School of Arts, Design and Architecture Master’s Degree Programme in Spatial Design 2009-2013 Lahti University of Applied Sciences Intitute of Design and Fine Arts Designer, Interior Architect Spring 2012 Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo - National Academy of the Arts Exchange studies in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design 2005-2007 Tyrvää College of Arts and Crafts Interior artisan 2002-2005 High School, Huittinen Matriculation Examination

C AREER HIS TORY & WORK EXPERIEN CE May 2013 - Present, Workspace Oy - A Work Environment Design office, Helsinki Part-time Interior Architect July - Septemper 2012, dSign Vertti Kivi & Co - An Interior Architecture office, Helsinki Internship June 2012, Design Forum Finland - A Promotion organization of Finnish design, Helsinki Summer intern Summers 2010 and 2011, Interiori - An Interior Architecture office Interior Design Assistant June - August 2009, Nooran verhoomo ja sisustus - An Upholstery and interior shop, Tampere Assistant April 2006 - February 2008, Oripään Kangas- ja Sisustustalo - An Interior Shop, Oripää Sales person Septemper - October 2007, Studio Sari Valasvuo - An Interior Architecture office, Turku Intern May - June 2007, Kuubi Oy - A digital marketing, planning and production agency, Helsinki TV show’s staging assistant 2005-2006, Museum of Huittinen, Huittinen Museum guide


ADDITION AL INF ORMATION DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 09 June 1986, Huittinen, Finland COMPETITIONS: Habitare’11, Design competition - Outhouse, Helsinki EXHIBITIONS: 2011 Lahti Biennale exhibition Lahti: Experience Design, Sibelius Hall, Lahti Building the exhibition architecture, group project LANGUAGES: Finnish (mother tongue), English (excellent), Swedish (good) SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY: Microsoft and Mac OS X operating systems. Microsoft Office. Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign, Illustrator. Autodesk AutoCad and 3ds Max. Graphisoft ArchiCad. RhinoCeros and Vray for RhinoCeros. DRIVING LICENCE: B HOBBIES: BMX-race, gym, photography, flea markets and travelling

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KREETTA AIRILA kreetta.airila@gmail.com +358407601232

Portfolio  

Selected works from 2010-2014.

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