Raili and Reima Pietilä Architects

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The architect couple Raili (née Paatelainen, b. 1926) and Reima Pietilä (1923–1993) held throughout their career an exceptional position in Finnish architecture. Their projects were regarded far too original to fit into the “official” image of Finnish architecture and consequently, they were often criticised for romanticism, impracticality and high costs. Despite all this, the Pietiläs were able to realise several projects which today are considered among the classics of Finnish architecture. Recently, Raili and Reima Pietilä’s architecture has attracted new attention as a result of new research, books, exhibitions and renovations of their buildings.
Original languageEnglish
TypeContent about Raili and Reima Pietilä on the web portal Finnish Architecture Navigator
Media of outputFinnish Architecture Navigator
PublisherArchinfo Finland
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
MoE publication typeNot Eligible


  • Raili and Reima Pietilä
  • modern architecture

Field of art

  • Architecture


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