Selected projects for clients, employers and myself.

Facade Generator 2

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A tool for creating quick doodles to speed up architectural sketching. Originally written in ActionScript in 2004. Redesigned and rewritten in D3.js in 2017.

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Architecture office websites

Portfolio websites created during 2011–2017 for several architecture offices, such as Harris-Kjisik Architects, Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects, Studio Puisto Architects and many more.

Kerrokantasi maps

Map-based extensions to Helsinki’s participation platform Kerrokantasi. Designed and built in collaboration with the City Planning Department, Public Works Department and City Executive Office.

Eteläpuiston ideakartta – Eteläpuisto idea map

A map-based questionnaire to share and collect ideas of a new residential area being designed near Tampere city center. Made for the city of Tampere in collaboration with FCG.

Helsinki Bites

Three mobile apps for experiencing the history of Helsinki through maps, old photographs and other digitized material. Created for Helsinki City Museum in collaboration with Prakt.

Finnish Architecture Navigator

A responsive website for discovering, bookmarking and sharing the best of Finnish architecture on a map. Created for Architecture Information Centre Finland.

Budjetoi puisto – Budget Your Park

A map-based design game to test participatory budgeting on neighborhood level. Designed and built for the city of Espoo in collaboration with WSP.

  • Winner, ‘Most Potential Innovation’ category; The Mayor’s Innovation Competition, City of Espoo; Budjetoi puisto – Budget Your Park, in collaboration with WSP; 2015
  • Winner, ‘Public Services and Active Citizens’ category; Open Finland Challenge 2015; Budjetoi puisto – Budget Your Park, in collaboration with WSP; 2015
  • Winner, Category for Public Sector and Not-for-Profit Organizations; Quality Innovation of the Year competition, Laatukeskus – Excellence Finland; Budjetoi puisto – Budget Your Park, in collaboration with WSP; 2015

Agent-based Urban Planning

Turning the typical urban planning process upside down by modeling the known behavior of individual households and making the built environment adapt to their needs. Developed as a project researcher at Aalto University.

Demokratia.fi

Redesigning Demokratia.fi to encourage citizen participation in lawmaking and other legal matters. Creating prototypes for evaluating alternative designs. Made for Ministry of Justice Finland with Demos Helsinki.

Helsinki Youth Department Service Renewal

Rethinking the digital operations of Helsinki Youth Department. Gathering the widely scattered websites, apps and other digital services under one domain for better accessibility and wider outreach.

  • Winner, ‘Citizen Voice’ category; Apps4Finland 2013 Competition; Helsinki Youth Department Service Renewal; 2013
  • Winner, ‘City of the Youth’ category; Apps4Finland 2013 Competition; Helsinki Youth Department Service Renewal; 2013

Helsinki Airport Travellab

Designing and testing about 20 new service concepts at Helsinki Airport. Helping Finavia adopt more customer-driven and agile ways of working. Made with Hellon and Ida Kukkapuro.

  • Winner, ‘Prototyping for organisational change’ category; Service Design Award, Service Design Network; Helsinki Airport Travellab project, in collaboration with Hellon and Ida Kukkapuro; 2015
  • Winner, Service Design category; Vuoden Huiput – Best of Finnish creative design, Grafia ry; Helsinki Airport Travellab project, in collaboration with Hellon and Ida Kukkapuro; 2015

Majvik

A communications and business plan for strengthening the area identity of Majvik and engaging future residents in its planning. Made for the municipality of Sipoo.

Aalto Built Environment Lab

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A feasibility study for a new research laboratory that would focus on immersive technologies and other digital tools in urban planning. Made for Aalto University with Sankari architects.

Finnish Design Äpy

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Working as the editor-in-chief of student magazine Äpy. Managing the work of ca. 30 fellow students and being in charge of the contents and visual appearance of the magazine.

Contact

To hire me, request an appearance or discuss a project, please contact me via jyrki@jyrkivanamo.com, +358 50 547 0020 or LinkedIn.

With kind regards,

Jyrki Vanamo