Functionalist architecture from photos

Hello community!
Just got some renders made from a project I’ve been working on for a really long time…
You know, sometimes you start something, abandon it, get back to it a year later… :sweat_smile:

Anyway. I love functionalist architecture. Luckily, we have quite many old houses in this style saved in the Nordics, as the style was very popular across the Scandinavia and Northern Europe.
In reality this house is located in Finland in Sastamla, not too far away from the city of Tampere. It was built in 1938, and restored some years ago to house a café, restaurant and an art gallery.

I didn’t have the architectural plans of the building available and had to create the model based on photographs. :female_detective: I didn’t quite get all of the details right (at some point I just decided to cut some corners… quite literarily… :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:)

Was just browsing the forum and saw that Eric has a course on Architecture building from reference! Yay! Just what I need - after hitting my head in the wall with this project.

Finally, my renders and the reference pics I had at my disposal.



It’s probably originally a co-op store by architect Erkki Huttunen. A nice specimen of his style. Nice work.

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Thank you Anssi! I had to google and the architect for this one is actually Hannes Ylinen. But I will look up the work of Huttunen as well, thank you for the tip! :raised_hands:

I will make more of these kinds of projects if I can find sufficient photos and even more preferably architectural drawings.

:apple: By the way, if anyone is interested in seeing my other work, you are very welcome to follow me on instagram: @merkii_s