• How ARCO used Spacemaker’s data-driven insights to transform a challenging urban site into valuable student housing

    Executive summary How can data give architects deeper insights, and help them transform even the most challenging urban sites into something valuable for the city and its residents? This was the case for the Malmi student housing project in Helsinki designed by ARCO, Finland’s largest architecture practice. Part of a series of new urban developments […]

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    How digital tools can contribute to more sustainable construction projects

    In order to plan and build sustainable cities that meet demand, we will need to rethink both how we plan and build. However, we also need to create more efficient processes to make this possible. To see how we can meet all the challenges we face, Spacemaker brought together people from the industry in Stockholm […]

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    Sixty-year-old regulations regulate daylight requirements of Finnish residential buildings

    Hanna Vikberg, architect at Tengbom Finland and Raoul Lindberg, Product specialist sales executive at Spacemaker shine the spotlight on daylight, and why architects and urban planners can give it the attention it deserves during early phase planning.  In Finland, the daylight conditions of residential buildings are defined by regulations from 1959. These regulations define daylight […]

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    Game-changing rapid noise analysis comes to Spacemaker

    After many months of research and development, we recently launched the rapid noise analysis. This predictive analysis and new AI-powered design tool complements our existing noise analysis that you’re already familiar with. What’s the difference between the two, you might be asking? To find out more, we caught up with Machine learning engineer and rapid […]

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    Smart and Liveable City Studio

    This spring, Spacemaker was used by students in the course Smart and Liveable City Studio at Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. The course was organised in collaboration with the City of Helsinki. The focus of the course was on planetary liveability to address the recent national and municipal level goals of carbon negativity. Finland has […]

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    How Spacemaker helps MAAS & PARTNER envision future working environments

    Executive summary As future challenges for urban city planning such as population growth and sustainability become more urgent, architects are tasked with not only re-envisioning how we live, but also how and where we work. For example, the future of work sees commercial districts connecting better to the local community and to the public, incorporating […]

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    First Spacemaker Danish user gathering held in Copenhagen

    On 24 May in Copenhagen, we had the pleasure of gathering a group of our most enthusiastic Spacemaker users to our first Danish user gathering. This event is part of a series of meetings we’re hosting in our core markets to talk about product development, best practices and how we can align even further with […]

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    How Cobe future-proofs its designs and way of working with new digital processes

    Executive summary The future is always present in the work of architects and urban planners, but what does it look like? And what does it mean to future-proof a city, landscape or building? For award-winning Danish practice Cobe, the answer lies in the ‘extraordinary everyday’, be it the simple act of biking or a community-centered approach […]

  • Group photo of attendees and speakers at Spacemaker during Introduce a Girl to Engineering day 2022

    Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2022

    Every year on IGEday (Introduce a Girl to Engineering day) engineering companies and organisations open their doors, inviting girls and non-binary people aged 13 to 19 to experience a day in the life of an engineer and meet female role models in engineering. This year’s event in Sweden was held on March 25th across the country, both […]

  • Illustration of PKA’s winning proposal for Fridheimskvartalet for Fredensborg bolig AS, image courtesy of PKA.

    Spacemaker contributes to PKA’s competition wins

    Executive summary: Trondheim-based Per Knudsen Arkitektkontor (PKA) is the largest architecture firm in mid-Norway. Specializing in residential projects, PKA takes pride in being at the forefront of using the latest digital tools. So when Axel Kristoffersen, architect and managing director at PKA, first heard about Spacemaker he was, unsurprisingly, intrigued. “There are many tools that can do […]