Heikkinen – Komonen Architects

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The Heureka Science Centre, Vantaa, 1989

Heikkinen – Komonen Architects is a Finnish architectural firm established by Mikko Heikkinen and Markku Komonen in Helsinki in 1974. Their work is characterised as a fusion between minimalism, high-technology and Abstract expressionism, typified by their design for the Vuotalo Cultural Centre in Helsinki, or the Heureka Science Centre, in Vantaa with the juxtaposition of stark concrete elements against colourful high-tech metal structures and large glazed surfaces.[1] They have also completed a number of small-scale humanitarian projects for Guinea, west Africa, based on local building traditions.

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  • Peter Davey, "Heikkinen & Komonen", Current Architecture Catalogues, Watson-Guptill Publications, 1994. ISBN 84-252-1629-X
  • Roger Connah, "The end of Finnish architecture, or Ciao Potemkin", Rakennustieto, Helsinki, 1994
  • Douglas E. Graf, "Heureka: Formal Analysis", Datutop 18, Tampere, 1996.
  • William Morgan (ed.) plus introduction by Juhani Pallasmaa, "Heikkinen + Komonen", The Monacelli Press, New York, 2000.
  • Pentti Kareoja, "Local Identity - Flooranaukio Housing", Architectural Record, March 2013.
  • "Mikko Heikkinen and Markku Komonen, interview by Petra Čeferin", il Progetto, 15/2003.
  • "Locating Sacredness, interview with Markku Komonen by Ketty Brocca", Laboratorio 09 numero 7, 2009.
  • Mikko Heikkinen, “Reindeer Droppings – Random Remarks on Architecture”, Arkkitehti 3/2011.
  • Kristo Vesikansa, Laavu prefab home, "Refined Primitive Hut", Arkkitehti 5/2007.

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  1. ^ Roger Connah, "The end of Finnish architecture, or Ciao Potemkin", Rakennustieto, Helsinki, 1994

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