2014 Iconic Awards Best of Best: Ulappatori housing

Ulappatori has been awarded Best of Best in the Façade Product category and Winner in the Domestic Architecture category at 2014 Iconic Awards. The German Design Council’s cross-disciplinary architectural competition took place for the second time this year.

The residential area in Espoo Finland comprises five buildings designed by Arkkitehtitoimisto Petri Rouhiainen Oy. “The buildings are handsome and impressive. When you look at the detailing up close, you notice how much care and attention has been paid to the urban landscape”, says the architect Petri Rouhiainen.

Graphic concrete was used in the entire façade to create a durable and beautiful built environment for this urban redevelopment project. The organic patterns soften the massive scale of the buildings. This architectural solution for the residential area has created a popular landmark that generates wellbeing for the community.

The inspiration for the patterns came from the site’s proximity to the sea. “The patterns on the façade of the building will be looked at for decades or even centuries. With graphic concrete, the designer can participate in creating a rich and diverse built environment,” says Aimo Katajamäki, who designed the patterns.

The award ceremony for the 2014 Iconic Awards will take place on October 6 during the Expo Real trade fair at the BMW-Welt in Munich. The Best of Best awards for individual competition categories, as well as special prizes and the honorary prize will be presented as part of the award ceremony.

For further information on the Iconic Awards visit German Design Council.

News | 17.07.2014

Ulappatori featured on Archello

Ulappatori project has been selected for featuring on Archello’s homepage. Go check it out.

News | 18.06.2014

Birds, ornaments and florals – introducing our new designs

More ornaments and figurative patterns have been added to the GCCollection™. Together with selected designers we have expanded our ready-made pattern collection to offer even more versatility to designers and architects. To create more unique solutions, the patterns can be modified according to need. Check out the new patterns!

News-section | 17.03.2014

Urban hideaway with graphic concrete in the heart of London

Viewpoint offers Londoners a chance to escape the hectic city life on a unique man-made hide-away isle in Camley Street Natural Park, London Wildlife Trust’s most central nature reserve.

This permanent floating platform, designed by the merging Finnish architects Erkko Aarti, Arto Ollila & Mikki Ristola (AOR), is the result of the Finland_UK Exchange Programme, delivered by The Architecture Foundation together with the Finnish Institute in London and the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki.

The the architects were inspired by the Finnish “Laavus”, traditional shelters intended for temporary residence during fishing and hunting trips.

Graphic concrete slabs, cast by Cambridge Architectural Precast, form the base of the structure. The playful animal track pattern acting as both a decorative tool and slip prevention.

Camley Street Natural Park is located at 12 Camley Street, London, N1C 4PW
Opening hours: 10am-­‐4pm weekdays and Sundays
For further information on Viewpoint London visit www.viewpointlondon.fi

News-section | 19.02.2014

New representative in Denmark

We welcome architect Hanne Højgaard-Sørensen as our representative in Denmark. Hanne takes care of our Danish projects consulting architects, builders and prefabrication into the world of graphic concrete. 
Please contact Hanne by phone +45 (0)22 45 29 89 or by email hanne.hoejgaard@graphicconcrete.com.

Hanne_Hoejgaard-Soerensen_webWelcome Hanne!

Uncategorized | 31.01.2014

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