Formens frigörelse – Konsthantverk och design under debatt i 1960-talets Sverige
The story of OOPEAA began in a rural field in Finland, where the now-iconic Kärsämäki Shingle Church was built by hand by hundreds of volunteers over half a decade. In the years that followed, OOPEAA established itself as one of Finland’s leading architecture firms, one that is distinguished by a sensitivity to material and craftmanship – first under the name Lassila Hirvilammi Architects and, from 2014, as OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture.
In text, photographs and drawings, this book traces the office’s development into one of the most innovative architectural practices in the Nordic region today.
“In a very personal and unique way, the work of OOPEAA reflects the values that underlie Finnish modernity and the historical and contemporary context of Finnish architecture.” – Juulia Kauste, Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture