Studio I Gallery

This page contains a compilation of Urban Challenge Studio I coursework.

All weekly assignments for this gallery work is found here.


  • Final Work 16th December 2018
    by dongj3 on December 16, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    j.dong j.dong attached pic […]

  • Public interactions |An understanding of Finnish suburbs public life and public spaces through Haaga
    by mgnandara on December 14, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Article summary This work has a propose to create a better understanding of the Finnish suburbs public life and public spaces through a study case in Haaga. The main approachRead More &rarr […]

  • Apartment price estimate function for Haaga
    by korhonm20 on December 14, 2018 at 7:46 am

    We introduced our Hedonic Regression modelling assignment in the final critique and for those who are interested about the result of our simplier model, the constructed function of price estimate (P) for the apartments in Haaga can be seen below. 𝑃 = 56416.52 + 2906.53 × 𝑠𝑞𝑚 + 36806.40 × 𝑑south + 15751.56 × 𝑑cood condition … Continue reading "Apartment price estimate function for Haaga" […]

  • Studio work
    by chaowen on December 14, 2018 at 7:16 am

    I have upload as a pdf format because the whole document is toooooooooo big. If needed I’ll upload the whole one Studio work_Yao &nbs […]

  • Two Rail Projects Shaping Haaga
    by dronimus on December 14, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Comparing the planning principles behind Martinlaakso Rail Line in the 1970s and the modern-day Light Rails   In Haaga one can clearly see the different layers depicting Helsinki’s postwar urban planning history and how the planning principles have changed over the decades. […]

  • Co-Housing Images
    by attnk on December 14, 2018 at 2:48 am

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  • ARTICLE – WHAT IS THE FINNISH MODEL OF A SUBURB`S PUBLIC SPACE? – Egle
    by Egle on December 13, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Introduction &nbs […]

  • A R T I C L E D R A F T |7|12|2018|
    by Anna on December 13, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    o o o o o o NOTE: Data visualisations are excluded here o o o o o o   URBAN PLANNING VISUALISATIONS IN HELSINKI – Visual discourses of city boulevards vision   INTRODUCTION Architectural and urban planning visualisation has gone through immense evolution in the past decades as computer aided design (CAD) has taken over. It has abundance of opportunities, but as it is continuously evolving, pitfalls of past, presentRead Mor […]

  • Protected: Studio 1 article draft: Branding Haaga [sic.]
    by jvde on December 13, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. […]

  • Post for Final Critique – Tuomas T.
    by tavit1 on December 13, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Final critique ppt. […]

  • Protected: Division between Northern and Southern Haaga: A case with two public libraries
    by Kamilla Kreice on December 13, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. […]

  • Final Critique
    by piiraip1 on December 13, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Green areas and building pressure   Your main point of view? How to integrate green ares into infill development in a way that supports ecological aspects as well as social sustainability Your most important conclusion/result? Ecologically functional green areas usually demand space or connectivity (as well as heterogenic vegetation structure). This can be an issue … Continue reading "Final Critique" […]

  • Metropolitan accessibility of Haaga
    by Joonas Salmijärvi on December 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    The final presentation: The Critique Presentation 14.12.2018 @USP Studio I […]

  • D R A F T P R E S E N T A T I O N | STUDIO1
    by Anna on December 13, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Link to pp-presentation, which holds images presented below. […]

  • Haaga Regression [Temporary, just for the presentation]
    by firoozb1 on December 13, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Here are the diagrams for presenting in the critique:         &nbs […]

  • Power Point Presentation for 14.12.2018
    by haxjuho on December 13, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Presentation-Juho Hänninen2 […]

  • Final Critique Post
    by rbjones on December 13, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    What Can Changes In Infrastructure In Etelä-Haaga Tell Us About Spatial Social Mixing?   comparing historical photographs of buildings from Helsinki City Museum to modern environment discussing spatial segregation and the ability for residents to interact   Sankaritie 9   Main Points: Spatial social mixing policies with drastic infrastructural changes are unique to Finland Both … Continue reading "Final Critique Post" […]

  • Studio I Report: Infill
    by ahmomme on December 9, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    STUDIO I REPORT Study of infill opportunities in Northern Haaga   FOREWORD My relationship with Haaga beforehand was as follows; I used to live there for 5 years, 2005-2010,  adjacent Rohodorendon Park. I saw how the middle parts did change during the time. After that time period I commonly have went through Haaga by bus. … Continue reading "Studio I Report: Infill" […]

  • Article draft 7.12.18
    by dronimus on December 7, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Two Rail Projects Shaping Haaga Background & Introduction After the wars involving Finland had ended at 1945 the city of Helsinki faced a rapid rise in urbanisation. The city was under enormous pressure to create housing for hundreds of thousands of evacuees fleeing from Karelia as well as for the growing generation of baby boomers. … Continue reading "Article draft 7.12.18" […]

  • Article draft 07.12.18
    by haxjuho on December 7, 2018 at 10:14 am

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  • Article draft 07.12.18
    by attnk on December 7, 2018 at 8:04 am

    How would Haaga suit a mixed co-housing project? Topic Due to the ageing population and low typology diversity in Finland, here I am going to discuss these problems in Haaga area and test the possibility of emergence of co-housing projects in Haaga. link to the google drive pdf f […]

  • Article draft 07.12.18
    by tavit1 on December 6, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Link to article draft. As the article develops and length still increases, the part “observations” will most likely be shortened and made more concise. […]

  • Article draft 07.12.18
    by sioj on December 6, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    My draft can be found from this link. Last part is just ideas to develop further. Presentation 14.12.2018 in this link […]

  • Week 48 in Process
    by attnk on November 30, 2018 at 1:46 am

    Ageing Population Detour : can Haaga host the future inclusive co-housing centre for the elderly.   Ageing   Three dimensions of social inclusion – immediate family; extended family; close friends and neighbours Extreme social exclusion / severe isolation – 3.5% of aged population Isolation in two dimensions – 23% Differs with gender, income, type of household, … Continue reading Week 48 in Process […]

  • Studio 1 final topic: Students’ attachment to Haaga
    by karolito on November 18, 2018 at 7:18 pm

      I have been running circles with ideas and potential interesting concepts. Finally I decided to kill a few darlings and came up with the final topic and method for my Studio 1 research. In my studio work I decided to concentrate on the attachment university students living in Haaga have towards their home area. … Continue reading Studio 1 final topic: Students’ attachment to Haaga […]

  • Work in process…
    by mgnandara on November 16, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Public spaces and community | During the last weeks I have been trying to think in which way I could approach the matter PUBLIC SPACES in Haaga answering my questionRead More &rarr […]

  • Studio 1 – Heading for a more complete picture of the research topic
    by piiraip1 on November 15, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    United nations (2018) estimate that in 2050, 68% of world’s population are living in cities. The movement from rural areas to urban areas is increasing steadily and it is most evident in developing countries. The level of urbanization is higher in developed countries and in Europe is roughly 74 %. (United Nations, 2018) At the … Continue reading "Studio 1 – Heading for a more complete picture of the research topic" […]

  • Routes of inhabitants when exercise
    by chaowen on November 15, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Routes Here are the exercise routes of people who live in Haaga. I have collected these data from exercise application’s website. Some of them are open to the public. There are 343 routes in all and the width of the lines indicates how often people will choose this route to have an exercise. From this … Continue reading Routes of inhabitants when exercis […]

  • Public space of Huopalahti station
    by dongj3 on November 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    For a complex social problem, the cause is often the rapid mutation of a core element, and the current situation cannot fundamentally improve the element. Thus, it is essential finding ways to mitigate from other angles. While clearly aware of the boundary of competence in one discipline, we must not ignore its potential and give up … Continue reading "Public space of Huopalahti station" […]

  • A S T E P F O R W A R D | STUDIO1
    by Anna on November 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    This weeks cover image is a picture taken by the writer from a book (stack) our professor Anssi Joutsiniemi hauled to class last Friday. The book is called 101 Things I learned in Urban Design School by Matthew Fredrick and Vikas Mehta. The image – and page of the book – states very simplistically the basis of my thesis and Haaga research: Draw badly, and often. The thought continues: ItRead Mor […]

  • Studio Work Update
    by rbjones on November 13, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    My original plan aimed to look at historical photographs and use them to determine how Haaga’s current infrastructure could be optimised. Critique of this approach argued that there was a need to apply more of a human approach to the project. Reflecting on this, I concluded that my original description of my project over-emphasised the historical … Continue reading "Studio Work Update" […]

  • CONCERT IN HAAGA
    by Egle on November 11, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    If we arrange the concert in Haaga and all the residents would come. Oh, that emptiness feeling…                &nbs […]

  • A division between North and South Haaga
    by Kamilla Kreice on November 9, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    After many hours of reading articles, brainstorming and talking with other coursemates, it seems that the research in order to get to my main research question can be endless. I could spend months on generating ideas but it is time to pick just one and stick with it. After having many doubts about getting everything … Continue reading "A division between North and South Haaga" […]

  • Towards a more socially inclusive region – Haaga and the senior residents
    by anttviro on November 8, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    As Haaga, along with the rest of Helsinki, experiences a demographic shift, the need for age-friendly design is becoming increasingly important. The population of older people living in cities is growing at an unprecedented rate. In the future urban housing and mobility should be designed with  the elderly residents in mind. Wellness, quality of life, … Continue reading "Towards a more socially inclusive region – Haaga and the senior residents" […]

  • Studio 1 article thoughts: Grasp of my Haaga
    by jvde on November 8, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Branding is a strategic action plan which put your precious vision into practice. It includes long-term guidelines, operational task lists and goals with follow-ups. Even without branding you have some kind of image or reputation. There has been a wild week I have to say(!) but I’ve managed just fine to do all the school … Continue reading "Studio 1 article thoughts: Grasp of my Haaga" […]

  • R E S E A R C H P L A N V1 | STUDIO1
    by Anna on November 8, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    It is time to set the foundation for the next phase of our Haaga research and the publication to come. I attempt to create a preliminary research plan Volume 1, that will most surely by modified in the following weeks. So this is just a draft, and should be treated as such.   SHORT INTRO | Planning visualisation has gone through immense evolution in the past decades as computer aided designRead Mor […]

  • In Process
    by attnk on November 7, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Ageing perspectives in Haaga Here I want to discuss the prospect of ageing in Haaga. The proportion of elderly people in Haaga is one of the highest in Europe and world and is predicted to be rising further. As Tuomas Tavi had already mentioned https://urbanacademy.fi/tavit1/2018/10/18/the-changing-age-structure-and-planning-question-of-ageing/ , according to Stat Finland, the proportion of population exceeding 65 … Continue reading In Process […]

  • An extra blog post on my favorite theme: Place Branding
    by jvde on November 7, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Branding a place, whether it is a small village or a whole country, is probably the most complicated form of branding due to the fact that it is neither owned nor controlled by a single entity. From destination marketing and tourism to business development for place brands, everyone living within that area owns and influences … Continue reading "An extra blog post on my favorite theme: Place Branding" […]

  • Investigating Haaga resident’s opinions on public transport through social media
    by jmesimaki on November 7, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    This week, Studio 1 students were tasked to prepare material to let others in the group know what each of us is aiming to study and what data and materials we will be using for our Haaga-oriented articles. After considering my options and skills in terms of what I could achieve in the short time-frame … Continue reading "Investigating Haaga resident’s opinions on public transport through social media" […]

  • Why Different Times Produce Different Plans?
    by dronimus on November 6, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    My mid-term thoughts were concentrated around the idea that different sorts of urban planning would cause social diversity. After taking a closer look at the statistics, I am not so sure the social diversity in different parts of Haaga is as big as I initially thought. Studying segregation is not worthwhile if there in fact … Continue reading "Why Different Times Produce Different Plans?" […]

  • Public life and public spaces in Finland. Is there a problem with this?? Is it only a problem in the suburbs? Does it need to be improved? Why? How? Where? Is it really too cold to improve public spaces?
    by mgnandara on October 20, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    The task of this week takes us to rethink the past weeks’ exercises about Haaga and also about our experience on the suburbs of Helsinki. With these thoughts we shouldRead More &rarr […]

  • Mid Term- Ethnic Businesses in Haaga
    by kbutcher on October 19, 2018 at 6:23 am

    Mid Term During site visits to Haaga, many businesses owned and ran by foreigners were observed. The diversity of shops and foreign ownership is not representative of the demographic profile of Haaga, which is primarily ethnic Finns, with 89% of the population speaking Finnish as domestic language (Service Map 2018). Therefore, how so many foreign owners came to be in Haaga and motivations for opening businesses within the suburb, wereRead Mor […]

  • Studio 1 – Mid-Term Critique – An active centre in Haaga?
    by mathewp on October 19, 2018 at 12:15 am

    An active centre in Haaga? “A compact and functionally mixed urban structure provides a basis for urban life. Each neighbourhood in Helsinki has the makings for good everyday life, well-functioning traffic, and for diverse local services and business.” “A healthy, mutually respectful pride of one’s own neighbourhood is part ofRead More &rarr […]

  • From nihility to nihility – Task for the mid-term
    by dongj3 on October 18, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    In the past weeks we’ve been peeping Haaga from many different angles: its nature, history, density and diversity. We have ingredients. But we don’t know the recipe. Shoul we invent one? It has to start with a book I recently read: Urban Planning Theory since 1945 (Nigel Taylor, 1998, London: Sage Publications). The author begins … Continue reading "From nihility to nihility – Task for the mid-term" […]

  • Measuring unmeasurable
    by dongj3 on October 18, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Here are some of the analysis by my group in the last couple of weeks in GIS class. About built area: Data used: SeutuRAMAVA 2016 (zoning data of the Helsinki region); HSY’s SeutuCD building registry data 2013; HSY’s SeutuCD Real estate registry 2013 Total floor area respecting 250m gridTotal floor area respecting real estate registry … Continue reading "Measuring unmeasurable" […]

  • Mid-term task | Haaga
    by Fanny Hatunpää on October 18, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    For five weeks the USP 2018 student group has looked at Haaga from various perspectives, researched and written on pre-urban settlements, the urbanisation, density, diversity and many other themes. Perspectives on problems, and cautious guesses on what we feel that we have seen or perceived have emerged. These have, ever so bravely, been written down for everyone to see as blog posts, but they have also been discussed with fellowRead Mor […]

  • Task for the mid-term: Challenges in an Aging City
    by anttviro on October 18, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Rapidly aging population is a common challenge for most of the Western countries. Thanks to some significant breakthroughs in medicine and healthcare, years of quality living have been added to millions of peoples’ lives. But as a downside, this development presents some significant economic and other risk factors to governments all across the world. This … Continue reading "Task for the mid-term: Challenges in an Aging City" […]

  • Mid-term: About What I May Do Next
    by chaowen on October 18, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Background Yesterday Through these several weeks’ study. We have collected many information about Haaga before 17th century to the 20th century. Before 17th century there was a forest without anyone living here. In 1915 Eliel Saarinen was hired by Ab MGStenius to make the Munksnäs-Haga plan but unfortunately not implemented. And according to Babak, before … Continue reading Mid-term: About What I May Do Next […]

  • MID-TERM: RESEARCH/DESIGN QUESTION
    by Egle on October 18, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    HYPOTHESIS I clear definition of Finnish suburb`s public place can help to preserve the original identity while developing new areas. PROBLEMATICAL QUESTIONS What is the Finnish model of a suburb`s public place? Is there a need of a public place in suburbs at all? After the first one and a half months of analyzing Helsinki […]

  • Mid-Term Task: infill, land use, segregation, gentrification
    by ahmomme on October 18, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    URBAN CHALLENGE STUDIO 1 Mid-Term Task Tommi Henriksson Infill. I used to live in Haaga from 2005 to 2010(below). Apartment building where my home was located was build in 2005 and I was the first occupant. It was Nuorisosäätiö owned real estate and therefore it was for young people who had a job. For persons … Continue reading "Mid-Term Task: infill, land use, segregation, gentrification" […]

  • Task for the mid-term 19.10.
    by jvde on October 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Here is a draft for the article, which I am going to write to our common book (will be published in spring 2019). I am excited but little bit worried how I will manage to write that in two months. Meni syteen tai saveen (come rain or shine)! INTRODUCTION In 2016 I have done my … Continue reading "Task for the mid-term 19.10." […]

  • The right to Haaga
    by aarttu on October 18, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    As a part of the research project about Haaga, I found my interests somewhere along the relations of quantity and quality in the urban fabric. Following the thoughts of Kai Wartiainen (introduced in the instructions for this assignment) about the planning process and its modern reversedness, I would like to examine the relations of at … Continue reading "The right to Haaga" […]

  • Mid-term task: A Tale of Two Haagas
    by tuoharju on October 18, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    At first glance, Haaga may seem like a relatively uninteresting lump of suburbia located roughly in the middle of Helsinki metropolitan area. An average place to live for people not I find that impression to be false and that there is much more to Haaga’s identity than it first may seem. There is a dramatic … Continue reading "Mid-term task: A Tale of Two Haagas" […]

  • N E X T S T E P? | STUDIO1
    by Anna on October 18, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    We have arrived to the point in Studio 1, that it is time to formulate a planning or research question(s), that will lead us to the next phase of this course (and the publication). My though process hasn’t really catched up yet, though. It has something to do with the notion of possibilities described by Kimmo Lapintie (2018, 38) in last years publication Confused Suburban Identities: A Case Study of HelsinkiRead Mor […]

  • Task 4 – The Changing Age Structure and Planning – Question of Ageing
    by tavit1 on October 18, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Even though the aim of the midterm exercise was not to start off by looking at the future population projections, I will have to slightly touch them at this point. As has become clear during the first half of the semester, planning is a demanding and future oriented task. The same goes also for the … Continue reading "Task 4 – The Changing Age Structure and Planning – Question of Ageing" […]

  • Mid-Term Task
    by rbjones on October 18, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    The task of developing a research question for Haaga based on the first three assignments of studio work is challenging. However, I shall give it a go. The most obvious starting point is to review my own posts on Haaga. Of my own posts, I most enjoyed writing the Beyond Wikipedia task, where I wrote … Continue reading "Mid-Term Task" […]

  • Midterm Thoughts – Constructed Social Diversities in Haaga
    by dronimus on October 18, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    So far my blog posts have not dealt too much with the future of Haaga. As a historian I strongly believe that knowing how Haaga has developed is essential when starting to plan its’ future.  For the first couple of weeks of blogging I decided to work on the prehistory of Haaganpuro following the recent … Continue reading "Midterm Thoughts – Constructed Social Diversities in Haaga" […]

  • Future inhabitants and their services in Haaga
    by laov on October 18, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    To understand any populated region it is foundational to know something about its inhabitants, so it isn’t surprising at all that also many fellow students have approached the past development of Haaga with population statistics. What I find difficult on developing an interesting and meaningful research question or development project related to Haaga, is the … Continue reading "Future inhabitants and their services in Haaga" […]

  • Mid-term task
    by astahiip on October 18, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    First of all, a disclaimer. This is going to be a bit of a ramble, a collection of separate but loosely linked thoughts that are swimming around in my head. I think Babak Firoozi Fooladi has done an excellent job in condensing some of the core themes that are emerging from our blog posts on Haaga and the urban form. In general I’d say that perhaps the most dominant themeRead Mor […]

  • Follow-up study on Pohjois-Haaga shopping centre (Ostari)
    by sioj on October 18, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    I looked more carefully the project I was interested in previous post.  It  was carried out by group of researches from Helsinki University and it affiliated with the Department of Social Studies. The responsible researcher was Ph.D. Pasi Mäenpää, adjunct professor of urban sociology. This R&D project was to renew old suburban shopping centres in Helsinki.  Some … Continue reading "Follow-up study on Pohjois-Haaga shopping centre (Ostari)" […]

  • Mid-term critique – do we have a case?
    by korhonm20 on October 18, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    What kind of case we are talking about? During the first quarter our USP -group have been observing and analyzing Haaga from numerous different perspectives and it is time to take a deep breath and look back to see what is been noted. History is one kind of foundation for the planning and it has … Continue reading "Mid-term critique – do we have a case?" […]

  • Haaga, through FiFoo Filter
    by firoozb1 on October 18, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    What have I done?! From the first session of the class till now, we have discussed the Haaga from its very beginning till now. I described Haaga in my own perspective and in accordance with my own background. I tried to look for problems which I was familiar with. but in this post, I want … Continue reading "Haaga, through FiFoo Filter" […]

  • Task for the mid-term: Preliminary research plan
    by jmesimaki on October 18, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Building resilience for a warmer world: What is the current spatial and social potential for urban farming in Haaga? Global urban populations are growing at a substantial rate. More people live in cities than rural areas, and the proportion of urban dwellers is expected to reach 70% by 2050 (De Wit, 2014). This makes cities … Continue reading "Task for the mid-term: Preliminary research plan" […]

  • Task for the mid-term 19.10.: Online questionnaires to bring forth the voice of Haaga
    by haxjuho on October 18, 2018 at 9:51 am

    During the fall I have completed three assignments that have been related to Haaga. In the first one I proposed a way to construct the 17th century Haaga from aerial photographs and by using old maps as primary sources. The information could be supplemented by paintings, photography and written sources. In the next task I … Continue reading "Task for the mid-term 19.10.: Online questionnaires to bring forth the voice of Haaga" […]

  • W A L K THE S E C T I O N | EXCURSION
    by Anna on October 18, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Our USP excursion started from Myllypuro, where our group completed it’s fist task. We found an enchanting surrounding by an old hill, that was once utilised as a underground defence structure. Today, it is a recreational area, that topographically, architecturally and by many layering landscapes divides parts of old and new Myllypuro. The division is very visible and this hill the center of it. Our group found it especially interestingRead Mor […]

  • Getting more serious: what the heck is Haaga about?
    by Joonas Salmijärvi on October 17, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    During the last weeks of our studio course, we have been taking some insights to the suburb of Haaga. We have been reconstructing its pre-urban environment, studying its development during the 20th and 21st centuries, thinking about its densities and diversities, and so on. Now we are at the point to make some real research and research questions about Haaga. The most interesting feature for myself, when discussing about Haaga,Read Mor […]

  • Diversity of cultural places
    by Kamilla Kreice on October 16, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Continuing with the different perspectives which affect the cities, in this blog post I will be looking at the diversity of cultural places and will try to guess what could be the right amount of different cultural places in one suburb or area in the city. Diversity, nowadays, is understood as something positive, something that … Continue reading "Diversity of cultural places" […]

  • Can We Create Recreation Outside City Nature in Haaga? – Midterm Task
    by karolito on October 16, 2018 at 6:35 am

    When searching information on what locals say about Haaga, I discovered that it is mostly depicted as a nice, quiet area that offers peaceful living and is  surrounded by beautiful city nature. Negative comments concerned services and bad neighbours. After that I checked on Google Maps, what kind of services Haaga offers: 8 restaurants 3 … Continue reading Can We Create Recreation Outside City Nature in Haaga? – Midterm Task […]

  • How I generally view the world?
    by jvde on October 15, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    In the first weeks we made a group work where the goal was to investigate and draw a section from Myllypuro. All the group members were new to each other and despite the discussions, we did not succeed to draw the section what was expected to do. Anyway, here are my thoughts about Myllypuro. In … Continue reading "How I generally view the world?" […]

  • Magical mix/transaction : Diversity in focus
    by astahiip on October 15, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    ‘Diversity’ is one of these concepts that has dozens of different connotations. As the task for this week is to explore it from the background of our respective disciplines, I chose to look at diversity from the point of view of people and social issues. I’m trying to condense the main points here in a very (even overly) simplified form to not go too much over the set word limitRead Mor […]

  • Thoughts about the sound clip exercise
    by jvde on October 15, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Our task was to record sound clips in this task and reflect our thoughts about those sounds. It was really windy day so these sounds are like noise pollution but if you want to listen our “Sound Clip Exercise”, click the link below!   Can one sound of something make a difference in the urban … Continue reading "Thoughts about the sound clip exercise" […]

  • DENSITY
    by ahmomme on October 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    DENSITY GOOD OR BAD Urban Challenge Studio 1 Density from land politics and economics viewpoint is a key to everything. Or is it? Simply from municipality’s point of view it is, as far as it doesn’t affect the healthcare, services, accessibility, transport, wellbeing etc. Basically what can be said is that with density certain important … Continue reading "DENSITY" […]

  • All* of the Studio I posts concerning Haaga in one file
    by haxjuho on October 15, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Hey, as I compiled this I might as well share it. Here are all* of the posts in concerning Haaga from our earlier course assignments. The assignments made during the excursion have been excluded. In other words, it consists Reconstructing 17th century Haaga, Beyond Wikipedia and the density/diversity assignment. *The post has been compiled on … Continue reading "All* of the Studio I posts concerning Haaga in one file" […]

  • Studio Practical 4: Magical mix
    by jvde on October 14, 2018 at 9:39 am

    We did have an option complete either this or the “Measuring unmeasurable” exercise but I wanted to do both of them.  So I made a light analyze from diversity as well.  Please continue your reading by clicking the link below. In this picture (below) we can see what kind of building stock this Haaga area has – … Continue reading "Studio Practical 4: Magical mix" […]

  • Measuring Unmeasurable
    by chaowen on October 13, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    This article is trying to analyse the development, people and services of Haaga in a quantitative way compared by other regions of Helsinki. In this analysis I will just state the result the map showing and not giving many my opinions or assumptions. Construction Development: I choose the density of building efficiency ratio (FAR) and … Continue reading Measuring Unmeasurab […]

  • Urban Mix
    by mgnandara on October 12, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    I believe that diversity is a combination of different elements located in one specific area. This combination can generate good or bad consequences and internal or external consequences as well.Read More &rarr […]

  • MEASURING UNMEASURABLE – DENSITY
    by Egle on October 12, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Density can be understood in two ways: technical and perceptional. Technical building ratio that defines the built area and population pressure towards the land. This measurement is broadly used, but it actually does not define a lot about the quality as usually there is no universal quality measurement. It is a calculation created by planers to […]

  • Measuring unmeasurable
    by firoozb1 on October 12, 2018 at 5:54 am

    Density: “Physical density is a numerical measure of the concentration of individuals or physical structures within a given geographical unit.”(Ng, 2009) according to this definition, we went after the data, especially GIS ones to calculate density and create meaningful charts and maps from them. The data source for buildings and total gross area of the … Continue reading "Measuring unmeasurable" […]

  • Social integration spaces
    by attnk on October 11, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    What is a good environment in a city? City is a vast built environment serving needs of thousands of inhabitants and visitors. According to one of the lectures a city should be liveable, healthy and sustainable. One of the main aspects of livability is communication between members of the society. From the architectural point of … Continue reading Social integration spaces […]

  • Are you being served? Assessing cultural and leisure service provision in Haaga.
    by mathewp on October 11, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    This group project was completed with Katie Butcher Please refer to full document at this link for assessment purposes: Haaga Services – Full Text Introduction The existence of cultural and leisure activities in a neighbourhood not only increases the liveness of an area, but can also promote a sense of community and aide in socialRead More &rarr […]

  • Density and Diversity of Cultural and Leisure Facilities in Haaga
    by kbutcher on October 11, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    This is a summary of a joint project with Mathew Page. Please refer to full document at this link for assessment purposes: Studio 1 Exercise 3- Mathew Page & Katie Butcher   Introduction The existence of cultural and leisure activities in a neighbourhood not only increases the liveness of an area, but can also promote a sense of community and aide in social cohesion. Leisure and cultural services promote health, wellbeing,Read Mor […]

  • Soundscape: Circle of Suburban Life- Excursion Exercise Two
    by kbutcher on October 11, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    When do we ever take a moment to actually listen to the sounds of the suburbs?  Children playing, a shopping trolley, youth on skateboards and seniors chatting. Young, old, beginnings and endings: the theme of this piece is the circle of suburban life. Step back, relax and discover what happens when you take the time to listen. We hope this mindscape raises questions, conjures images and evokes your imagination. Our groupRead Mor […]

  • Ostari – place to get to know life in Haaga?
    by sioj on October 11, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Social scientists (Junnilainen, Kortteinen) have told during the lectures that it is a good idea to go to Ostari, the mall, of the area. There you can observe people and real life in neighborhood and get into contact with them. We visited northern Haaga mall during the field trip and place looked interesting. It looked … Continue reading "Ostari – place to get to know life in Haaga?" […]

  • Its all about the sound
    by aarttu on October 11, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    This is a soundclip I compiled of what I had after going through what was mostly just wind and rattling, due to the weather circumstances. For this reason it is not from one place, but more like a compilation of the places we walked through. It starts with loud chatter and sounds of vehicles (and … Continue reading "Its all about the sound" […]

  • Protected: Walk the section: A window to the world
    by aarttu on October 11, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. […]

  • Task 3 – Density, Good/Bad Urban Environment and Geography?
    by tavit1 on October 11, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    When thinking about density, and how to relate it to the quality of the urban environment in terms of geography, one faces a complex picture. Geography studies the world and its phenomena in terms of spatiality. In practice this means that the object of the study can be almost anything, as long it can be … Continue reading "Task 3 – Density, Good/Bad Urban Environment and Geography?" […]

  • Magical mix – The diverse historical layers of Haaga
    by tuoharju on October 11, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    This week, we were supposed to figure out what is the feature of diversity relevant to good/bad urban environment? I decided to take a wider approach and compare the historical layers of urban diversity of both buildings and people. Haaga’s buildings aren’t that diverse these days. Instead, I took a long-term perspective and tried to … Continue reading "Magical mix – The diverse historical layers of Haaga" […]

  • Measuring unmeasurable
    by aarttu on October 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Density is an interesting concept, that means simply how much of the measured is in a given space. Population density is perhaps one of the major “densities” when talking about an urban area. As a lecturer (Lotta Junnilainen if I recall correctly) pointed out this week: a city is not much without its people. Density … Continue reading "Measuring unmeasurable" […]

  • Magical mix – of people
    by Joonas Salmijärvi on October 11, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    In the tradition of social sciences, the diversity of people has been a very essential part of research and studies. Researches, teachers, students and just normal people are more and more aware of the existing human diversity, when it comes, for example, to ethnicity, skin colour, abilities, religion, gender and sexual orientation. When they exist in world on the global and national level, they do exist too in urban environments.Read Mor […]

  • Traffic accidents – density relevant to bad urban environment?
    by sioj on October 11, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Traffic causes negative elements to urban environment and accidents is one of them. It is not very often we see accidents happen, so it might seem that neighborhoods we live in or visit are quite okay in this sense. I started looking the situation in whole Helsinki area.  First map shows that there has happened … Continue reading "Traffic accidents – density relevant to bad urban environment?" […]

  • S O U N D S C A P E | EXCURSION
    by Anna on October 11, 2018 at 11:22 am

    On of the tasks for our two day excursion was to create a soundscape in the idea, that  IT IS ALL ABOUT THE  S O U N D. Our group combined sounds recorded by it’s members Katie Butcher, Dan Ronimus, Eglé Pilipaviciute and myself. Our theme in this piece is the circle of life, in somewhat serious manner – but also as an ironical-beyond ironical mindscape, asking what is the urban-suburban lifeRead Mor […]

  • Haaga before human
    by sioj on October 11, 2018 at 10:08 am

    All these areas were under ice about 10 000 years ago. It has effected nature and soil and is a good starting point to reconstruct Haaga before human. In this video you can see ice covering Finland in different ages. Video animation Ice was very thick and heavy and land is still rising. Rising speed … Continue reading "Haaga before human" […]

  • Diversity
    by jmesimaki on October 11, 2018 at 8:36 am

    When tasked to choose a feature of diversity related to either a good or bad urban environment, there is a myriad of available possibilities. I have chosen the factors that influence travel choice as my measure of diversity. Whatever travel-related choices one makes, there are related transactions, trade-offs and costs and benefits related to the … Continue reading "Diversity" […]

  • Haaga – A nightmare for Economists?
    by korhonm20 on October 11, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Haaga is known for its calm atmosphere and vast green areas. Historically it has it’s background in Villas from which it developed to an area with lots of small multi-storey buildings. Fast urbanization during 50s and 60s built northern part with a bit bigger scale but still mostly maintaining same kind of characteristic as older … Continue reading "Haaga – A nightmare for Economists?" […]

  • Studio I: Magical Mix
    by Fanny Hatunpää on October 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Quality is just as important as quantity (and vice versa), and in a world of fast decisionmaking, capitalism and neo-liberalist business thinking quality is regrettably often overlooked. Pentti Alasuutari, professor in sociology, has said that today the zeitgeist is that the expert commenting on public policies and decisionmaking is expected to have a calculator in their pocket. This serves economists rather than sociologists (Palmolahti, 2017). Features of diversity relevant toRead Mor […]

  • Measuring the unmeasurable: Urbanism, subcultures and diversity
    by haxjuho on October 10, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    The numbers in the text refer to the two assignments. I’m not totally sure whether this answers better the question about density or diversity; the phenomenon are interwoven in the answer. 1) My background is economic and social history, but my main interest is in youth and subcultures. While the dominating theoretical view on subcultures … Continue reading "Measuring the unmeasurable: Urbanism, subcultures and diversity" […]

  • Beyond Wikipedia
    by astahiip on October 9, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    For this exercise, we were instructed to select a historical document and analyze its content for insight into Haaga’s urban past. While there is a wealth of available material in terms of written and visual documents from around the 1870s to the present day, Katie Butcher and I instead decided to interview two people who grew up in Etelä-Haaga in the 1970s. Our subjects are two brothers, Seppo (b.  1956)Read Mor […]

  • Beyond wikipedia – Well planned is half done?
    by aarttu on October 9, 2018 at 4:23 pm

      The story of Haaga as an urban part of the city of Helsinki can be said to have started roughly a hundred years ago. In the beginning of the 1900s Helsinki did not own much of the land areas it does today, and infact until 1946 the whole of Helsinki was pretty much the … Continue reading "Beyond wikipedia – Well planned is half done?" […]

  • Walk the section: Communal life in Myllypuro
    by haxjuho on October 9, 2018 at 2:02 pm

      As our group kind of dissolved during the trip, I ended up doing the sectioning of Myllypuro on my own. My interests are in urban communities and communal life. From the getgo I was looking for signs of communal life. In addition to the pictures presented in the intersection, the lens of my phone … Continue reading "Walk the section: Communal life in Myllypuro" […]

  • Measuring Pleasurable
    by dronimus on October 9, 2018 at 9:10 am

    This week’s blog post is all about density.  Density is one of the key factors in defining the existence of different urban elements inside a city. Calculating density is quite simple since you can always count the number of certain things inside a certain area. The equation becomes more difficult when trying to fit a … Continue reading "Measuring Pleasurable" […]

  • Beyond Wikipedia – A Night to Remember?
    by Eetu on October 8, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    As peaceful as Haaga nowadays appears, it also has some dark stories to tell. This is a story from one hundred years back. This story is preserved in stone, monuments in plain sight, but one must do some digging to hear it being told. It’s still part of the story, how Haaga became what it is. Towards the end of Finnish Civil War, German forces landed in Hanko and startedRead Mor […]

  • Walk the section | Timeline section (facade)
    by mgnandara on October 7, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    On this exercise our group decided to focus on the comparison between housing areas in Myllypuro. After walk and observe the place we noticed that what intrigued us more wasRead More &rarr […]

  • Measuring the Unmeasurable
    by rbjones on October 7, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    As a human geographer, demography is a go-to study for me. I decided to use the Statistical Yearbook 2017 as I’ve used previous version in past research. I collected the figures, before converting values into % representations and creating visualisations. I could easily write pages on this topic, so decided to concentrate my focus on … Continue reading "Measuring the Unmeasurable" […]

  • It is all about the sound
    by mgnandara on October 7, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    All about the sound.   A work by Asta Hiippala and Nandara MendesRead More &rarr […]

  • Beyond Wikipedia | Through maps and time
    by mgnandara on October 7, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    One thing that always intrigues me in urban planning is the planning x reality. From the architecture point of view, I can see clearly how difficult is to accomplish somethingRead More &rarr […]

  • ME, MYSELF AND I – EGLE
    by Egle on October 7, 2018 at 12:29 pm

      (Place of a taken photo in Haaga) Place: Pohjois -Haaga Date & Time: 13.09.2018, 9:52 am I found myself in this 7o`s style shopping corner – a previous lively space. That morning it looked resting, only a few people passed by. First floor shops seemed missing in some places, you could see an emptiness through the window.  Smalls […]

  • SOUNDSCAPE – CIRCLE OF LIFE
    by Egle on October 7, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Areas of the sounds – Viikinmäki, Veräjämäki. Group work by  Anna Ahlgren , Katie Butcher , Dan Ronimus  and me. […]

  • A section for everyone: Excursion Exercise One
    by kbutcher on October 6, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Walk the Section This task required analyze of a chosen section and to communicate finding based on different perspectives from the background’s of each group member.   We picked an area in Myllypuro that looked contrasting, with natural aesthetics and human habitation which was of interest to all professions inthe group. We chose a central point – a hill and analyzed a section on either side visible from above. ThereRead Mor […]

  • WALK THE SECTION
    by Egle on October 5, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    The idea of a task – to analyze a chosen environment from different perspectives that come from each group member`s background. We picked an area in Myllypuro that looked contrasting and interesting for all professions in the group. The location of two sections is visible in the situation scheme above. We chose a central point […]

  • It’s all about the sound – Jogscape
    by Eetu on October 5, 2018 at 11:04 am

    This is audible story of imaginary jog from east to west. It features constant sound of feet hitting the ground as a backtrack. Backtrack is spiced up with “base” and “snare” made out recorded sounds to simulate the likely track the jogger is listening while running. Other consecutive sounds are ordered as they are heard along the path as through the headphones. Red dots are places where the backtrack isRead Mor […]

  • Excursion – Section
    by Eetu on October 5, 2018 at 10:40 am

        This section should be seen as an exhibition piece, as an exercise of speculative performance. It is at it’s core a question: how is, or can be, environment perceived? How ratios/slices are appreciated? Can there be phenomenological input that is pleasurable as such, prior to conscious evaluation that is categorized by individual history and values?       &nbs […]

  • Myllypuro Suburb Video Section
    by jmesimaki on October 5, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Group members: Fanny, Johannes, Rachel, M […]

  • Protected: Excursion: A section analysis in Myllypuro
    by Fanny Hatunpää on October 5, 2018 at 7:13 am

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. […]

  • Haaga – 20th Century Development
    by mathewp on October 5, 2018 at 6:32 am

    This week we are investigating the 20th century development of Haaga. I chose to continue working with the Historical Map’s accessible from the Helsinki Map Service, which we were introduced to during this weeks Urban GIS course. I will be focussing on three sequential maps, from the years 1918, 1925 and 1940. This series of images best tells the story of Haaga's positioning within the greater Helsinki region, unrealised masterplans, and the importance of the train station and the natural geography of the area in setting the course for its future development.Read More &rarr […]

  • Beyond Wikipedia, Haaga beyound 1900s
    by firoozb1 on October 5, 2018 at 6:03 am

    The Transition task was made with a group consisting of three students: Anna Ahlgren, Babak Firoozi Fooladi and Paula Piirainen. Timelapse The first animation expresses the development of residential areas in Haaga from 1906 to 2013. The points depict residential buildings and the size expresses the total floor area of the building. Buildings built before … Continue reading "Beyond Wikipedia, Haaga beyound 1900s" […]

  • Sound during excursion
    by dongj3 on October 4, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    The logic behind the collecting spots is based on how many layers of cover we have from the heavy flow of the highway. In collaboration with Yen-chi Liang and Chaowen Yao […]

  • Beyond Wikipedia
    by dongj3 on October 4, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    In 2008, human achieved a huge leap. It is not the conquest of outer space, or the discovery of eternal energy, but the exceeding of the critical threshold: more than half of the world’s population live in cities (according to the revised UN census report). This percentage is increasing, day after day, and constantly approaching … Continue reading "Beyond Wikipedia" […]

  • Beyond Wikipedia – An Unimplemented Planning
    by chaowen on October 4, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    When introducing the construction history of Haaga, Eliel Saarinen must be mentioned. As the founder of Organic Decentralization theory and also the most famous urban planner in Finland, Saarinen was hired by Ab MGStenius to make the Munksnäs-Haga plan in 1915. Although the maps in 1952 showes that this planning didn’t get implemented, I still … Continue reading Beyond Wikipedia – An Unimplemented Planning […]

  • its all about the sound: anarchist knitting group unveiled
    by haxjuho on October 4, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Tried to embed the map and the sound file but seems like its not possible. Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/embed?mid=1eAQMkmsz9BBwIFDbjD1YBVQGKnvXl9g2 Sound: https://vocaroo.com/i/s0ZkCnq8eAbD Unfortunately, my sound recordings done outside were unsuccessful. The microphone picked up only the gust of wind and the end result is unparalleled noise. However, I did one recording inside of a cafeteria. It is the sound … Continue reading "its all about the sound: anarchist knitting group unveiled" […]

  • Audiocycle
    by attnk on October 4, 2018 at 9:46 pm

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  • An unlikely workers’ paradise? The short history of independent Haaga borough
    by tuoharju on October 4, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    The old grocery store, favored by the working class, now houses apartments. The development of Haaga was kickstarted by completion of the Turku railway in early 20th century.  Rather than Turku, it was the fast service to Helsinki that tempted people to settle the quiet forests of Haaga. First movers were Swedish-speaking well-to-do elites of … Continue reading "An unlikely workers’ paradise? The short history of independent Haaga borough" […]

  • Beyond Wiki : Haaga population data 1960 – 1985
    by attnk on October 4, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    In the published photo archives (on the https://www.helsinkikuvia.fi/ website) I have found a picture taken on the Christmas of 1957. An elderly couple is sitting at the table in their apartment in Huopalahti. One can see thin christmas tree with candle light garland behind them and other decorations, two large windows, rug on the floor … Continue reading Beyond Wiki : Haaga population data 1960 – 1985 […]

  • Studio Practical 3: Measuring unmeasurable
    by jvde on October 4, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    In this week’s exercise the goal was to figure out what is relevant density related feature of the good/bad urban environment, how can it be measured and/or articulated further and how these analyses results can be explained? So I investigated the area and wrote a short report for my conclusions. Click the link below to … Continue reading "Studio Practical 3: Measuring unmeasurable" […]

  • Soundscape
    by piiraip1 on October 4, 2018 at 7:31 pm

      Soundscape exercis […]

  • Haaga – Transition
    by piiraip1 on October 4, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    The Transition task was made with a group consisting of three students: Anna Ahlgren, Babak Firoozi Fooladi and Paula Piirainen Animation The first animation (which isn’t working here for some reason) expresses the development of residential areas in Haaga from 1906 to 2013. The points depict residential buildings and the size expresses the total floor area … Continue reading "Haaga – Transition" […]

  • STUDIO ! BEYOND WIKIPEDIA
    by ahmomme on October 4, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    BEYOND WIKIPEDIA We were given a task to make a survey of something that would tell something of the development of Haaga during the past century. At first I started to make cadastral survey, tried to trace mother real estates and particular how those had fragmented into small parcels and blocks during the time. There … Continue reading "STUDIO ! BEYOND WIKIPEDIA" […]

  • Haaga 1969 to Present: A Tale of Two Brothers
    by kbutcher on October 4, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    It was the year 1969 and winter had set in across Helsinki. As the two brothers unpacked their suitcases, Henri gazed out his bedroom window for the first time. He had never seen so much snow! At their old house on Pohjoisranta the snow was quickly removed to make way for people hurrying around the city. Here small villa houses with orchards sat peacefully amongst forest, nestled into a nearbyRead Mor […]

  • Materials within 25 steps
    by Kamilla Kreice on October 4, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    We (me and Karolina) decided to make a section for a place in the woods, which started from the closest tree to the forest trail and ended at the rocks on the other side of the trail. To get to know the area we measured it by walking, and it took about 25 regular steps … Continue reading "Materials within 25 steps" […]

  • It’s All about the Sound
    by karolito on October 4, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    The sound were recorded at all the marked locations in the map. As it was a windy day, it might be hard to even hear the transition from one location to another. Close your eyes and enjoy the sound of urban nature! […]

  • Walk the Section
    by karolito on October 4, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    We (me and Kamilla) decided to read place in the woods, Viikki rocks (Viikin kalliot). Our section went over a sandy forest trail on the other side to a top of a hill and on the other side to the rocks. We measured the section by walking, and came to the conclusion that it took … Continue reading Walk the Section […]

  • Measuring unmeasurable
    by karolito on October 4, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    I come from social sciences, more specifically my background is in media and communications sciences. In that particular field I have not encountered density in any conceptual level, so from my perspective, it was relatively challenging to come up with a situation, phenomenon or a theory that could fit this week’s blog topic: density related … Continue reading Measuring unmeasurab […]

  • Sirpa’s me, myself and I
    by sioj on October 4, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    I find high places interesting. When you go there you can see far and in new neighborhoods you can see more and sometimes the whole area. In this place is interesting also that it invites you to climb up, you cannot see if there opens a view or not. It is like being curious and … Continue reading "Sirpa’s me, myself and I" […]

  • U N M E A S U R A B L E S | STUDIO1
    by Anna on October 4, 2018 at 4:25 pm

                          Kevin Whipple | @Culture Trip (image added as link)   Anssi Joutsiniemi, Franz Oswald and Mari Vaattovaara (2018, 15) state in last years Studio 1 publication’s chapter Excursions into suburban density, “density is not a single quality, but an obsolete concept that our current mobile lifestyle has assigned to oblivion”.  It is also a very complex, ambiguous and confusing conceptRead Mor […]

  • Sound of urban nature
    by Kamilla Kreice on October 4, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    The sounds were recorded at all the marked locations in the map. As it was a windy day, it might be hard to even hear the transition from one location to another. Close your eyes and enjoy the sound of urban nature! In collaboration with Karolina Toivettula […]

  • Customer density: Understanding where the users are
    by laov on October 4, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Density related feature: Customer density for public (why not private too) services to find the optimal locations. My educational background is in regional and administrative sciences and most of my working history is from the municipal sector, so I’ll approach this task with an example from public service network-point of view. There are many different … Continue reading "Customer density: Understanding where the users are" […]

  • Me, Myself and I
    by Kamilla Kreice on October 4, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Moving from one place to another is not about the objects that make you feel cozy. And as every urban area involves diversity I cannot imagine living without it. Sofa in the woods? Diverse enough to start feeling welcome! […]

  • Sounds in suburbs
    by sioj on October 4, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Our findings to discuss on Friday can be found in this video &nbs […]

  • Beyond Wikipedia
    by laov on October 4, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Instead of Wikipedia, I had a look for population and building data, which were combined, selected and visualized in Microsoft Excel and QGIS. Population timeline Picture 1. Rapid growth (1950-1965) with orange and the population peak with red, forecast (2018-2024) with lighter blue. As seen in picture 1. Haaga started growing rapidly in the 1950’s (post-war … Continue reading "Beyond Wikipedia" […]

  • Transition of Haaga during the past century
    by korhonm20 on October 4, 2018 at 8:55 am

    When analyzing neighborhoods, it is always fascinating to hear what the locals think about their home environment. I found an interesting newspaper article (link can be found below the post) about the differences between South- and North-Haaga. It included interviews of residents from both side of the Haaga and todays statistics of the area. How … Continue reading "Transition of Haaga during the past century" […]

  • It’s all about the sound! (Excursion Exercise 3)
    by mathewp on October 4, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Task: Observe the route through the medium of sound and produce a 30 second soundclip, noting the locations on a map. [audio mp3="https://urbanacademy.fi/mathewp/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2018/10/Mathew-30-Second-Clip.mp3"][/audio] Read More &rarr […]

  • Perception exercise: Its all about the sound
    by laov on October 4, 2018 at 8:12 am

    An exercise we did with fellow student Tuomas Harju […]

  • Protected: Walk the Section (Excursion Exercise 1)
    by mathewp on October 4, 2018 at 8:06 am

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. […]

  • Beyond Wikipedia: Haaga in the 1920s – Problems with Borders and Schools
    by haxjuho on October 3, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    For this week, I approached the development of the Haaga area through historical newspapers. The newspapers were derived from The historic newspaper archive (Historiallinen sanomalehtikirjasto) hosted by the National Archive. A search was conducted with the parameters “Haaga -Haag” to avoid hits about the city in Netherlands. The titles chosen for the search was all … Continue reading "Beyond Wikipedia: Haaga in the 1920s – Problems with Borders and Schools" […]

  • Beyond Wikipedia – Finding Sadness in Huopalahti
    by rbjones on October 3, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    I decided to focus on Huopalahti train station. I did so because of the continuing importance of rail transport over the past century, and due to Huopalahti’s position in the centre of Haaga. The 1930s photo (Unknown, 1930a) of rail employee Valter Jästerberg [1] in front of the station building shows differences to the more … Continue reading "Beyond Wikipedia – Finding Sadness in Huopalahti" […]

  • Task 2 – The Great Transition of Haaga
    by tavit1 on October 2, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    This week’s task was to go beyond Wikipedia by researching the transitions and growth that have occurred in the settlements of Haaga during the past centuries. The outcome of my light research is based on mainly two documents: an architectural inventory by the Helsinki City Museum, Helsingin rakennuskulttuuri-inventointi: 29. Haaga (1996) and a research report … Continue reading "Task 2 – The Great Transition of Haaga" […]

  • Nostalgia
    by Kamilla Kreice on October 2, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    For this weeks task, I wanted to go out there and try to find some historical evidence about cultural life in Haaga. As I do not have any previous knowledge about this certain place, the library in Aalto University was the beginning of the research. Out of many architecture books, the one called “Pohjois-Haaga Pohjantähti … Continue reading "Nostalgia" […]

  • B E Y O N D | IMAGES
    by Anna on October 2, 2018 at 7:47 am

      This week’s transition theme takes us to explore the past century settlements of Haaga by making comparisons on different sources of “documents”. In the spirit of Wednesday’s lectures by Terhi Ainiala and Lieven Ameel, this post takes a look at some visual narratives of Haaga. The main idea is to explore what kind of visualities and image narratives were present during the 20th century – and to compare themRead Mor […]

  • Beautiful pines and biodiversity
    by sioj on October 2, 2018 at 6:13 am

     Along our trip from I was happy to see different kind of vegetation and most of all quite nice variation in ecosystems. Maintaining biodiversity is a difficult question when planning and building something. In this short story I want to point out that along our way several trees that  were not alive anymore was left … Continue reading "Beautiful pines and biodiversity" […]

  • “Haaga? For and against, speak your mind”
    by karolito on October 1, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    In this weeks blog I decided to approach Haaga from the viewpoint of the residents. How do they see Haaga, and if asked, what they tell about it to other people? I checked out couple of conversation forums (Vauva.fi) where people asked Haaga’s locals what is it like to live in Northern or Southern part … Continue reading “Haaga? For and against, speak your mind&rdquo […]

  • Beyond Wikipedia
    by milli on October 1, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    I decided to study the public art in Haaga area, since I feel it tells a lot of the community in the area, their values, ideals, structure and events of the history. There are eight pieces of public art in Haaga area, all of them sculptures or traditional style memorials. This indicates a traditional approach … Continue reading "Beyond Wikipedia" […]

  • Reconstruct pre-17th century Haaga – Meet you at the border!
    by tuoharju on September 30, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    In this blogpost I will argue that prehistoric Haaga (and prehistoric Helsinki, for that matter) was relevant because of its location between four different cultural spheres: Finnish, Swedish, Estonian and Russian. In our bike excursion couple of weeks ago, we talked about borders and how they can sometimes be ignored by the authorities, creating interesting … Continue reading "Reconstruct pre-17th century Haaga – Meet you at the border!" […]

  • De-constructing Haaga
    by Eetu on September 30, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    The task of the studio this time was to trace the natural elements from Haaga from the time before urban processes got the dominant role over the ones that preceded them. Immediately it can be seen that there are some concepts used in the task which are not too well defined, like “natural elements” and “urban processes”. It can be understood what is sought after with this: what was the general areaRead Mor […]

  • Studio I – Reconstructing Haaga
    by ahmomme on September 30, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Studio I – Reconstructing Haaga Task was given: Make a survey on Haaga’s history and heritage and figure out the form of Haaga before people arrived to an area. What was the state of the Haaga pre-human. As I’m a Land Surveyor it was rather clear how to find some proper documents. From National Land … Continue reading "Studio I – Reconstructing Haaga" […]

  • Pre-17th Century Haaga: a reconstruction
    by kbutcher on September 29, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    “The more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future.” Theodore Roosevelt Traditional fields of urban planning focus on controlling nature for human benefit, with little consideration of conserving or integrating what was previously there. To develop a true understanding of an area, one must look beyond present-day features and remember a time when humans could not assert dominance over the environment. Contemporary planning concepts suchRead Mor […]

  • Beyond Wikipedia, along the track
    by Joonas Salmijärvi on September 28, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    This week our studio work focused on the urban transition of Haaga. Each of us selected one source document to take a look in Haaga’s growth since the late 19th century. My personal perspective is the rail transportation: how the Helsinki­–Turku railway, opened in 1903, and the later commuter railway to Vantaa since 1975, have effected and co-existed with the growing suburb of Haaga. My actual source is the FinnishRead Mor […]

  • The Rotten History of Haaganpuro
    by dronimus on September 28, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    In last week’s post the main focus was in the ancient history of the waterways of Haaga and how the past streams and rivers can still be visible in the 21st century Haaga. The Haaganpuro has gone trough a revival during the last couple of decades but before that when Helsinki’s expansion was most rapid … Continue reading "The Rotten History of Haaganpuro" […]

  • Beyond Wikipedia – Reconstructing 19th and 20th century Haaga
    by Fanny Hatunpää on September 28, 2018 at 8:55 am

    This week the challenge is to go beyond Wikipedia, beyond the first available, tempting article found on the Internet, to explore the growth of the Haaga settlement in the last two centuries. The theme of this week is transition. I have chosen to highlight turns of events. When I was a kid, history books in school used one specific sentence quite frequently: “One thing lent to another and…“. Though thisRead Mor […]

  • Me, Myself and I: Learning by running
    by milli on September 28, 2018 at 7:07 am

    The way I typically get to know any new environment- let it be a vacation, business trip or new home town- is running, and basicaly aimlessly. This leads getting lost, finding new routes and often discovering new places. I have found it extremely fruitful and interesting way of learning the surroundings. Cycling is too fast, … Continue reading "Me, Myself and I: Learning by running" […]

  • It’s all about the sound
    by milli on September 28, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Urban nature infrastructure and its inhabitants […]

  • Reconstructing Haaga – Place names
    by astahiip on September 28, 2018 at 6:39 am

    What can place names tell us about Haaga’s pre-urban past? [Note that this is one part of a group project on Haaga’s pre-urban past, and should be read as part of that rather than as stand-alone work; see the end of the post for links to the other parts. It should also be noted that the English translations are by us and are not official names]  Glimpse into Haaga’s pre-urbanRead Mor […]

  • Haaga state of mind (Reconstructing Haaga)
    by aarttu on September 27, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    The assignment we got this week is to recreate Haaga as it was or might have been in the 17th century. In class last week we did a group work about this to set the theme in place and our group, perhaps subconsciously, reverted into finding information about a later time, a time from where … Continue reading "Haaga state of mind (Reconstructing Haaga)" […]

  • Reconstruct HAAGA |Pre 17th century
    by mgnandara on September 27, 2018 at 10:38 pm

          The task of this week is about search the time when Haaga was in its most natural state, without any type of urban process. To start toRead More &rarr […]

  • Reconstruction of Haaga – Studio 1
    by piiraip1 on September 27, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    The task was to create an image of Haaga before the 17th century. The task was interesting (at least to Finnish speaking students), because it required searching information from various sources such as historical maps and documents. People from different backgrounds knew different information sources and I was introduced to several new archives and open … Continue reading "Reconstruction of Haaga – Studio 1" […]

  • Reconstruct Haaga (pre-17 century) – The Biggest Story Not Being Told
    by dongj3 on September 27, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    This is quite an ambitious title. Its purpose is to bring the discussion to the word context. The context in an article means the connection between upper and lower paragraph. In architecture, it refers to the relationship between elements of individual architecture and elements of its surrounding: people, other individual buildings, group form of buildings, … Continue reading "Reconstruct Haaga (pre-17 century) – The Biggest Story Not Being Told" […]

  • Reconstruction of pre-XVII century Haaga
    by attnk on September 27, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    As we received the task to “reconstruct pre-XVIIc. Haaga”, from the times, when it did not contain human settlements, I started questioning the word ‘reconstruct’.  What does it mean to ‘reconstruct’ something? I had never been given such assignment before, so the necessity of clarifying was set. To start, the Cambridge English Dictionary gives three … Continue reading Reconstruction of pre-XVII century Haaga […]

  • Protected: Pre 17-th century Haaga: A Puzzle from the Past
    by anttviro on September 27, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. […]

  • Task 1 – The District of Haaga Before the 17th Century
    by tavit1 on September 27, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    What was Haaga like before the year 1600, or how can we get an image of Haaga from that time? This is the question we need to answer. To make the time scope more reasonable, let’s focus on the era when human settlement has been assumed to already exist in the coastal areas of Finland, … Continue reading "Task 1 – The District of Haaga Before the 17th Century" […]

  • Reconstruct Haaga Before 17th Century
    by milli on September 27, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Cities and smaller urban environments have been analyzed and defined by various disciplines (economy, politics, sociology, geology, history, architecture) in terms of the content relevant to that particular field. However, the associated functions, forms, and structures rarely have made sense of the entity as a living form of networks, production and distribution. These analyses typically … Continue reading "Reconstruct Haaga Before 17th Century" […]

  • C L I M A T E | RECONSTRUCTION OF HAAGA
    by Anna on September 27, 2018 at 7:31 pm

      |  Please note that this is one part of a group project on Haaga’s pre-urban past, and should be read as part of that rather than as stand-alone work.  |   Climate regulates many biotic and abiotic processes. On a macroscale, factors related to the climate processes are relatively well known, and they include location-related geographical and topografical circumstances, as Juha Aalto (2017) from the Finnish Meteorological Institute states. When reconstructingRead Mor […]

  • Reconstructing Haaga – Geological Evidence
    by mathewp on September 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    [Please note that this is one part of a group project on Haaga’s pre-urban past, and should be read in conjunction with the other group members posts. Links have been provided below] Through analysis of the geological profile of modern-day Haaga and its surroundings, we can gain some insights intoRead More &rarr […]

  • Reconstruct Haaga
    by karolito on September 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Before Haaga was a part of our capital Helsinki or even a part of  Huopalahti, a former neighboring town of Helsinki, it was a secluded nature area. After the Ice Age Haaga was almost completely covered by the Baltic sea (Picture 1), gradually sea levels changed and made room for forest and lakes that Finland … Continue reading Reconstruct Haaga […]

  • Studio Practical 1: Reconstruct Haaga (pre 17-th century)
    by jvde on September 27, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    The aim of this blog post is to explore the Haaga history, before the end of the 1700s. I started my research from the Ice Age (which has an impact on the area) and ended it around to the end of the 1700s. Please continue your reading by clicking the link below. Finlands un-written history … Continue reading "Studio Practical 1: Reconstruct Haaga (pre 17-th century)" […]

  • RECONSTRUCTION OF HAAGA
    by Egle on September 27, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    The second studio task is connected with a theme “Planning for nature in urban context…” presented in Hot Talks by Eric Sanderson. The idea of a task is to reconstruct Haaga into the times before urbanization started in the area. Main goals:        To understand the formation of natural elements around Haaga area.        To find relevant […]

  • Reconstruct Haaga Before 17th Century
    by chaowen on September 27, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Unfortunately, it’s quite difficult to find any relevant information of Haaga before 1900. Therefore, I’ll use my available materials to speculate how Haaga looked like before 17th century. From the satellite we can see Haaga get developed most in the period from 1943 to 1969. Before 1943 there were only few houses built besides the … Continue reading Reconstruct Haaga Before 17th Century […]

  • Reconstructing Haaga: Pre-urban settlements
    by Fanny Hatunpää on September 27, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    [Please note that this is one part of a group project on Haaga’s pre-urban past, and should be read as part of that rather than as stand-alone work. It should also be noted that the English translations are by us and are not official names] For a summary of the task and some really neat maps, please see Egle Pilipaviciute‘s post. The Haaga area was a borough (fin. kauppala) inRead Mor […]

  • The Native Residents of Haaga
    by dronimus on September 27, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    In this year’s Urban Challenge Studio 1 we USP students will be focusing on the research of Haaga area and the future possibilities it holds. Following the lecture about Mannahatta Project by Eric Sanderson I will try in this blog post to reconstruct how the Haaga area may have looked before the 17th century. Haaganpuro, … Continue reading "The Native Residents of Haaga" […]

  • Sirpa’s introduction
    by sioj on September 27, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Hello all! I am very eager to study and have found USP a very good choice. I consider multidiciplinary approach interesting and important. Earlier I have studied traffic planning, landscape planning and have done  some futures studies. I have also working experience in these fields e.g as a traffic planner, spatial planning engineer, project manager … Continue reading "Sirpa’s introduction" […]

  • Reconstruct Haaga
    by laov on September 27, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Reconstructing Haaga area before the human influence (pre 17th century) is a similar task that has been done in the Mannahatta project, that Eric Sandersson was presenting in the USP-Hot talk -lecture 17.9. Of course, the current state of Manhattan island is very different from Haaga, which is a neighbourhood that could be described as … Continue reading "Reconstruct Haaga" […]

  • Reconstructing Haaga
    by Joonas Salmijärvi on September 27, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Urban environment – natural environment. Are they opposites to each other, and what is the difference? What is urban nature? What are ecosystem services? These themes were discussed during our second week of USP studies under the topic of “DNA, nature and cities”. It combined several aspects from environmental sciences, philosophical studies, urban economics and anthropology. In our first Urban Studio course, we are concentrating on Helsinki’s northern sub-centre Haaga.Read Mor […]

  • Reconstructing Pre-17th Century Haaga
    by rbjones on September 27, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Currently, the district of Haaga, Helsinki, is a key residential area which contains some (often planned) natural features. Haaga has a clear importance to modern-day Helsinki, however it is also interesting to consider what Haaga was like in the past before large-scale human inhabitation. Having minored in archaeology as an undergraduate, I have some experience … Continue reading "Reconstructing Pre-17th Century Haaga" […]

  • The Reconstruction of Haaga
    by firoozb1 on September 27, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Source : https://kartta.hel.fi – Aerial photographs. In this task, we have to give a description of the past of Haaga. the task was to difficult especially for those whom do not know the Finnish language and are not familiar with the Finnish history. I started investigating the foundations of Haaga. I looked at all materials I … Continue reading "The Reconstruction of Haaga" […]

  • Beyond Wikipedia
    by jmesimaki on September 27, 2018 at 8:37 am

    This week’s task is to find a document from which it is possible to extract information important for past and present development. I have chosen Eliel Saarinen’s 1915 work “Munkkiniemi-Haaga ja Suur-Helsinki : tutkimuksia ja ehdotuksia kaupunkijärjestelyn alalta”, in which he discusses his comprehensive plans for the development of both Haaga and Munkkiniemi, as my … Continue reading "Beyond Wikipedia" […]

  • Reconstruct Haaga (Pre-17th Century)
    by jmesimaki on September 27, 2018 at 7:55 am

    This week’s task was to gather information on the state of nature in Haaga before the 17th century and share perspectives on how such information could be obtained. Given that urban spaces in Finland are particularly well integrated with nature, it is relevant for planners in the country to consider what the composition of nature … Continue reading "Reconstruct Haaga (Pre-17th Century)" […]

  • Reconstruct Haaga
    by Kamilla Kreice on September 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Haaga, place with a lot of history buried under the ground. What was the landscape people used to see in this area before the city was built? To reconstruct place like Haaga before 17th century should take not only historical facts but a good imagination and inspiration as well. A Place like Haaga must have … Continue reading "Reconstruct Haaga" […]

  • It’s like a jungle sometimes
    by aarttu on September 25, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Or when it comes to Helsinki, mostly just forest. The term “urban jungle” probably fits better the crowded and narrow streets of a big city’s downtown area than the high-rise suburbs of Helsinki and Espoo which we passed on our excursion from Myllypuro to Leppävaara. Even so, the way that nature is integrated within the … Continue reading "It’s like a jungle sometimes" […]

  • The Reconstruction of Haaga
    by korhonm20 on September 21, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    The task, to make description about Haaga area before 17th century, felt right away pretty uncomfortable to execute. The best option seemed to be to concentrate on the century before the one mentioned in the task mostly because it felt most interesting from Urban point of view. We knew that there was only few or … Continue reading "The Reconstruction of Haaga" […]

  • Field trip excursion 12.-13.9.2018
    by tuoharju on September 21, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    While cycling through Haaga, we met the founder of Litter Movement, Tuula-Maria Ahonen and her husband Jari Peltoranta. Litter Movement (Roska päivässä -liike in Finnish) encourages people to pick up a piece of litter once a day in their local urban environment. Ahonen and Peltoranta were doing just that, when we bumped into them in … Continue reading "Field trip excursion 12.-13.9.2018" […]

  • Active citizen in Haaga
    by sioj on September 21, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    During our excursion we met interesting people. They were the founders of citizen movement: Roska päivässä (Litter movement) More here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/6646126686/ They are interested in co-operation with us! &nbs […]

  • reconstruct Haaga (pre 17-th century)
    by haxjuho on September 21, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Environmental history is a branch of science that deals with natural landscape and the affect humans have had on it over time. While environmental history is a wide branch of science with varying periodizations from millions of years to short intervals, a typical research project for environmental historians could be to reconstruct the natural environment … Continue reading "reconstruct Haaga (pre 17-th century)" […]

  • Excursion 12-13.9.2018
    by Eetu on September 17, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    On our brave little journey through suburbs of Helsinki, we as students were tasked to physically and mentally immerse ourselves to suburbian reality. I tried to focus my attention to things in the intersection of planned and actual phenomena. How often things would seem to flow as the planner might have thought and why was that the case? When and how does activity, human or not, ignore or even opposeRead Mor […]

  • From Myllypuro to Leppävaara – an excursion (pics coming up)
    by Fanny Hatunpää on September 16, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    The 2018 fall excursion of the USP programme started on Sept 12th in Myllypuro, eastern Helsinki and ended the next day in Leppävaara, Espoo. The aim was to bike from Myllypuro through several suburbs in Helsinki and Espoo to Leppävaara, our final destination. The suburbs of Helsinki and Espoo differ from each other in several ways, but at the same time the differences seem very small on an international scaleRead Mor […]

  • Crossing the border by bike
    by laov on September 16, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    As a kick-off for the Studio 1 -course we did a nice two days exploration bicycle trip to some of the suburbs in Helsinki and Espoo municipalities. Our starting point was Myllypuro shopping mall in East-Helsinki from where we travelled to Leppävaara in Espoo at a slow pace enough to observe the great diversity of … Continue reading "Crossing the border by bike" […]

  • USP field trip; mid Semptember 2018
    by attnk on September 16, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    The trip took place in suburbs of Helsinki on Wednesday and Thursday, allowing us to observe urban fabrics on the flee. Wind, sun and whisper of wheels accompanied us all along the exploration. Also there was a lot of tapping on smartphones with online maps and rustle of analogue maps on the way. Did it … Continue reading USP field trip; mid Semptember 2018 […]

  • FIRST FIELD TRIP ACROSS HELSINKI SUBURBS
    by Egle on September 16, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    During a two day trip on bikes, we analyzed different layers and atmospheres of Helsinki and Espoo suburb neighborhoods. The task was to cross and observe them on a relatively straight line from East to West. Territories located closely to Helsinki city center were not continuously connected with each other through convenient paths or shared commutes. […]

  • USP Excursion 12.13.9.2018 Film
    by ahmomme on September 15, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    A film I made of the footage I gathered during the excursion trip in mid September 2018. I used action camera, drone and S9. First day was so windy I did not get to air at all, second was also windy one but I took acknowledged risk.  Filmed by Phantom 3 Advanced which is my … Continue reading "USP Excursion 12.13.9.2018 Film" […]

  • Cycling Excursion between Myllypuro and Leppävaara axis
    by jvde on September 15, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    How exciting, inspiring and exhausting a 36-hour excursion was arranged for us! During this intensive excursion from Myllypuro to Leppävaara we did get to know each other bit more and observed a different kind of areas. Please continue to read the post by clicking the link below. These where the very first reflections and thoughts … Continue reading "Cycling Excursion between Myllypuro and Leppävaara axis" […]

  • Excursion
    by chaowen on September 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    I took this photo when I caught a glimpse of this place. Surrounding trees created a good spatial awareness. Utility poles here enhanced the central axis and leaded visual sight far away. I have to say suburbs in Finland is much more different from China – suburbs are usually tagged with chaos, poor or industries … Continue reading Excursion […]

  • Excursion: Helsinki-Espoo 12.-13.9.2018
    by ahmomme on September 14, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    I had big plans for the trip: to make a film of it with a drone, ActionCam, and my S9. Everything looked good in the morning -but wasn’t- there was super windy conditions. Though honestly speaking it was a really nice weather and the wind did not disturb at all. Except my drone felt so … Continue reading "Excursion: Helsinki-Espoo 12.-13.9.2018" […]

  • Reflection on Myllypuro
    by rbjones on September 14, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Here I have contrasted the scene in Myllypuro with a photograph I took last July in Tapiola when carrying out my undergraduate dissertation work. I did this as the cranes in the background in Myllypuro reminded me of the Tapiola constructions. Although the photos were taken a year apart, and in different locations, they both … Continue reading "Reflection on Myllypuro" […]

  • First things first: Excursion
    by Joonas Salmijärvi on September 14, 2018 at 8:56 am

    On September 12th and 13th, our USP group started the semester by bicycle excursion throw different suburbs and housing areas in Helsinki and Espoo. The almost 20-kilometre axis from Myllypuro to Leppävaara via Viikki, Käpylä, Haaga and Pitäjänmäki drawed the diverse layers and corners of Helsinki’s metropolitan cityscape. With our multiple backgrounds and perspectives, we collaborated a great perception towards the metropolis by also getting to know our new homeRead Mor […]