We returned last Saturday from our incredible DIS study tour north through Scandinavia, stopping along the way for important works of humanist architecture. The next few posts will be of sketches and photos reviewing some of my experiences during the trip.
6/29/14 – Helsinki, 13:30 – cold, lots of rain
A drowsy ride from Paimio…Helsinki has an awesome railroad track turned pedestrian walkway connecting the city below street level. Visiting Kiasma soon….
The museum had some phenomenal moments…and some completely drunken spatial experiments. The space is about gravity and light, which I quite like, and the custom hand railing and door details were sensational. The palette…corten, bronze, white and the Japanese sliding doors. We were pretty tired by the time of arrival. Bought a book on animal architecture…turns out Pallasmaa did the writing. Returned to the hotel after an expensive dinner. Went to the sauna, had my muscles melted and am happily in bed by 9:30. Eager for tomorrow!