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Wooden church of Kärsämäki (2004) by Anssi Lassila, the winner of a student competition organized at the Department of Architecture of University of Oulu
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Simple, poetically superb, harks to Asplund, Lewerentz........
wow. very elegant. reminds me of the David Adjaye/Olafur Eliasson collaboration.
Look up www.lh-ark.fi for more works of him.
It's handmade, you know. The church was built using 19th century techniques, including thousands upon thousands of handcrafted shingles and nails, made by volunteers (including Oulu University arch students). And that dark outer coat? Tarred. Smells lovely.
This looks like a really nice place
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