Elina Vähäkylä

Interior architect SIO, Helsinki

”By studying basic human needs, an architect can solve also the fundamental problems of complicated construction assignments.” -Alvar Aalto

The quotation reminds us that architecture is always about something bigger than just buildings and their appearance. Buildings provide a sheltered context for activities, atmosphere and encounters. Things that we people need every day.

This is why I enjoy hospital design. Human needs and welfare have first priority there. User-centred design has an important role, and the requirement level of the premises present a challenge to find the most effective solutions. As an aesthete, however, I don’t want to compromise on the beauty of the premises; I always try to design healingly beautiful, durable and functional premises.

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