Architect Anssi Lauttia is FCINY’s artist-in-residence for the month of April 2017. Lauttia sees New York as ‘a melting pot’, and believes that the City is the best place to experience, see, learn, meet and find something new. During his residency, Lauttia will explore the life of the streets of New York and look for influence from local university campus architecture.
During his studies, Lauttia spent an exchange year in the distinguished Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), after which he also worked in Zurich. Lauttia thinks it is essential for an architect to work internationally and search for influence from different fields of arts and culture as well as from distant places.
Lauttia began his career in urban planning projects. In urban planning he has always been intrigued by the influence the solutions have on big crowds – not just on the users of a single building. With his team he has won the Europan 12, a competition of urban planning for young architects. Later on he extended his knowledge to the diverse initiatives within the field of construction planning. As a project architect for the architect company Arkkitehdit NRT, Lauttia is currently working on a project in which a Thermal Laboratory, designed by Alvar Aalto in the 1960s, will be turned to an elementary school.
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