Artek Oy has moved its headquarters to new premises in central Helsinki. Situated in an elegant 19th century building at Mannerheimintie 12 B, the new space is just a few minutes’ walk from the Artek Store.
MK5 is the latest project of Ortraum Architects, built for one of the partners of the office and his family of five. The Angular house is placed on a south-west sloping 500m2 site, located on the Jollas Peninsula east of the Helsinki city centre.
The modernisation process began in 2008, when the owners of one of the new flats faced an interesting task together with the architectural firm Saukkonen + Partners. Their particular part of the property had previously housed a bank, and converting this space into a home required a radically different layout.