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Architect Usko Nyström studied in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1890. Later he became a teacher of Helsinki University of Technology, including teaching Alvar Aalto. This beautiful Nyström’s artnouveau house “Kointähti” was built in 1907 to Pietarinkatu 9, Ullanlinna area, Helsinki. Beautiful typography on the wall is made of tiles.

Architect Usko Nyström studied in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1890. Later he became a teacher of Helsinki University of Technology, including teaching Alvar Aalto. This beautiful Nyström’s artnouveau house “Kointähti” was built in 1907 to Pietarinkatu 9, Ullanlinna area, Helsinki. Beautiful typography on the wall is made of tiles.

The famous Arabia factory was founded in 1873. Currently, the largest ceramics factory in the Nordic countries is part of the Fiskars Group. Both Arabia and Iittala products are developed and produced in this old factory at Hämeentie 135, Helsinki. I took a photo with my Leica D-lux from the letter “A” on the wall, which is skillfully made of tiles.

The famous Arabia factory was founded in 1873. Currently, the largest ceramics factory in the Nordic countries is part of the Fiskars Group. Both Arabia and Iittala products are developed and produced in this old factory at Hämeentie 135, Helsinki. I took a photo with my Leica D-lux from the letter “A” on the wall, which is skillfully made of tiles.

Beautiful art nouveau typography on the wall of Suvantola. The light yellow house is situated in Pietarinkatu 5, Ullanlinna area.  It was  built in 1904 and designed by finnish architect Onni Tarjanne.

Beautiful art nouveau typography on the wall of Suvantola. The light yellow house is situated in Pietarinkatu 5, Ullanlinna area. It was built in 1904 and designed by finnish architect Onni Tarjanne.

Katajanokka is principally known for its fine examples of art nouveau architecture. One of these “jugendstil” buildings is Koitto at Luotsikatu 18. It was built in 1904 and designed by Oscar Bomarson and Bertel Jung. "Koitto" typeface at the wall is a bit clumsy and made of red bricks.

Katajanokka is principally known for its fine examples of art nouveau architecture. One of these “jugendstil” buildings is Koitto at Luotsikatu 18. It was built in 1904 and designed by Oscar Bomarson and Bertel Jung. "Koitto" typeface at the wall is a bit clumsy and made of red bricks.

The old Kino Ritz movie theatre neon sign from late 30´s is one of finest in Helsinki. It was named after Lauri Reitz, the builder and owner of the house. Cinema screenings ended in 1986 and since then the house has served as a billiard hall. Fortunately somebody understood to conserve this unique piece of sign.

The old Kino Ritz movie theatre neon sign from late 30´s is one of finest in Helsinki. It was named after Lauri Reitz, the builder and owner of the house. Cinema screenings ended in 1986 and since then the house has served as a billiard hall. Fortunately somebody understood to conserve this unique piece of sign.

The Helsinki Olympic Stadium The stadium is best known for being the center of activities in the 1952 Summer Olympics. It was built however to host the 1940 Summer Olympics, which were moved from Tokyo to Helsinki before being cancelled due to World War II. The Stadium was designed in functionalistic style by the architects Yrjö Lindegren and Toivo Jäntti. It was completely modernized in 1990–1994 and also renovated just before the 2005 World Championships in Athletics.

The Helsinki Olympic Stadium The stadium is best known for being the center of activities in the 1952 Summer Olympics. It was built however to host the 1940 Summer Olympics, which were moved from Tokyo to Helsinki before being cancelled due to World War II. The Stadium was designed in functionalistic style by the architects Yrjö Lindegren and Toivo Jäntti. It was completely modernized in 1990–1994 and also renovated just before the 2005 World Championships in Athletics.

Städet at Rauhankatu 3, Helsinki Usko Nyström was one of the most influential Finnish architects among his students such as Eliel Saarinen and  Alvar Aalto. Many of his works were made while he was in the architectural partnership at Usko Nyström─Petrelius─Penttilä, which operated from 1895 to 1908. Among the most notable works of this trio were 18 bourgeois apartment buildings in central Helsinki, but his most famous work is the Grand Hôtel Cascade (Imatran Valtionhotelli), built in 1903.

Städet at Rauhankatu 3, Helsinki Usko Nyström was one of the most influential Finnish architects among his students such as Eliel Saarinen and Alvar Aalto. Many of his works were made while he was in the architectural partnership at Usko Nyström─Petrelius─Penttilä, which operated from 1895 to 1908. Among the most notable works of this trio were 18 bourgeois apartment buildings in central Helsinki, but his most famous work is the Grand Hôtel Cascade (Imatran Valtionhotelli), built in 1903.

Beautiful, old-fashioned name, typography and decorations on the wall of big “jugendstil” -house at Kalevankatu 7, Kamppi area, Helsinki.

Beautiful, old-fashioned name, typography and decorations on the wall of big “jugendstil” -house at Kalevankatu 7, Kamppi area, Helsinki.

Post House is a former Post and Telecommunications headquarters in the center of Helsinki, next to Kiasma. This yellowtone building represents the functional architecture, and was designed by Kaarlo Borg, Jorma Järvi and Erik Lindroos, and built in 1938. The neon lights suits perfectly to the building and are one of the most beautiful in Helsinki.

Post House is a former Post and Telecommunications headquarters in the center of Helsinki, next to Kiasma. This yellowtone building represents the functional architecture, and was designed by Kaarlo Borg, Jorma Järvi and Erik Lindroos, and built in 1938. The neon lights suits perfectly to the building and are one of the most beautiful in Helsinki.

Helsingfors Borg is a beautiful grey art nouveau building at the corner of Linnakatu 7 and Vyökatu 2, Katajanokka, Helsinki. It was built in 1904 and drawn by Albert Nyberg. As you see, at that time architects were very skillful typographers, too.

Helsingfors Borg is a beautiful grey art nouveau building at the corner of Linnakatu 7 and Vyökatu 2, Katajanokka, Helsinki. It was built in 1904 and drawn by Albert Nyberg. As you see, at that time architects were very skillful typographers, too.

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