3X JKMM / by Michelle Linden

The winning design for a 2002 competition, this design for the ARMI Center is currently on hold. Hopefully the Finnish Architectural Museum and Design Museum will get their funding together in order to move this project forward. The form is simple, but there are some playful parts of the project, including a roof form that lifts slightly upward, giving us a little wink.
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I really love the palette of colors and materials in this Helsinki day care center... Again, the forms are simple, but playful. JKMM Architects took full advantage of all light available, which is obviously important in a place like Helsinki. The bright interiors and warm materials make this a place I'd like to spend time in, as a child or as an adult.

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Lastly, this recent project, the Turku Central Library seems to take the great attributes of the earlier projects (simplicity, a combination of cool colors and warm materials, and a playful quality) and really refines their design aesthetic. I'm really digging all of these projects and will definitely be keeping my eye out for more work by JKMM.

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