We are an international architectural practice based in Helsinki, Finland. The company is founded in 2010 by two partners, Hilla Rudanko and Anssi Kankkunen, with a strong international experience from Herzog & de Meuron Architects in Basel, ETH in Zürich and Columbia University in NYC. Our studio has been successful in architectural competitions internationally, and we work with clients from all over the world. We work on different scales of architecture from small homes to large urban design tasks. Our main goal is to create a holistic vision for every client, be it a small or a large design task. Our special focus lies in public buildings, learning environments and urban infill projects.
Our method of design is participatory: we listen to our clients and work together. We have also developed participatory design methods as part of the Finnish Uusi Kaupunki Design collective (uusi-kaupunki.fi). We always strive to make our architecture sustainable and in harmony with the surrounding environment. We also believe in multi-disciplinary collaboration: best architecture happens in multitalented teams. This is why we have built a strong collaboration network with colleagues, engineers, developers, and users of our buildings. In 2016, we founded the interior architecture company Haptik together with our long-time collaborator, interior architect Laura Suominen. Haptik operates in close collaboration with R+K, offering skillful interior design especially for public spaces, learning and working environment and housing.