Andrew Michler

Stunning Kuokkala Church Showcases Locally-Sourced Materials

by , 08/19/10

sustainable design, green design, Kuokkala church, Jyväskylä, Finland, green building, sustainable architecture, Lassila Hirvilammi, Luonti

Located in the middle of downtown, the building is very much a central part of the community. The architect’s use of natural materials inside and out gives the church a very organic texture. The slate exterior walls and ceiling will last for generations and have a relatively low environmental impact. The wooden structure is supported by spruce glue-lam beams and features the extensive use of spruce throughout the interior. The wood was locally-sourced and is finished with a natural tone that helps keep the interior bright. Daylight streams from the peak of the roof throughout the three-story building, which also contains a daycare center, meeting rooms, and an office.

+ Lassila Hirvilammi

+ Luonti

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5 Comments

  1. Ahsn November 6, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    i Just Simply wanna say that WHAT AN IDEA SIR JII!!! :)
    http://cabinetsforkitchen.blogspot.com

  2. Husque: Colorful Bowls ... October 4, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    [...] practices sustainable design by using local materials and manufacturing his products using low-impact techniques and processes. Waste macadamia shells [...]

  3. 6 Absolutely Heavenly G... August 24, 2010 at 10:25 am

    [...] Gorgeous Kuokkala Church Made of Local Materials [...]

  4. tx August 19, 2010 at 2:13 am

    …but the stone used came from Spain. Which is about 2 000 miles away from Kuokkala, Jyväskylä, Finland. And there’s plenty of it.

  5. bhussiani August 19, 2010 at 2:12 am

    nice work, i love it.
    http://coolsfurnitures.blogspot.com/

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