‘KOKOON’ is a pre-fabricated and transportable housing module presented in the yard between the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Museum in Helsinki during the summer 2016.
Wednesday, September 7th at 4-5.30 PM
The student project of the Aalto University Wood Program Studio takes its departure from the current housing situation in Finland, with shortage of temporary housing for asylum seekers, students and families whose homes are undergoing necessary renovation. A discussion on the topic of temporary housing and design solutions in urban and sub-urban context will be organised in collaboration between Wood Program Studio at Aalto University School of Arts Design and Architecture, Design Museum Helsinki and the Museum of Finnish Architecture. Moderator is Philip Tidwell, Instructor for the Wood Program at Aalto University School of Arts Design and Architecture. Other speakers include Wood Program students Sini Koskinen and Toni Lahti, Designer in Residence Helsinki 2016 Luca Picardi, designer Pablo Riquelme who has been involved in service design projects in the City of Helsinki and two architects who participated in the architecture competition From Border to Home (2015), Satoshi Ohtaki and Harri Ahokas.
Kokoon module is open during the summer 2016
Photo: Wood Program at Aalto University School of Arts Design and Architecture