Aki Markkanen is an architect based in Helsinki.


As an architect Aki is interested in people within their surroundings. He's work is inclusive and empathy driven with contemporary touch yet eye on the accumulated knowledge of architecture once built. 

The design has an emphasis on cultural, contextual and physical sustainability without overlooking the aestethic values - often resulting in a design with thoroughly thought out concept and materials. The holistic design thinking draws its basis from the ideas of human scale, open form and venustas, firmitas, utilitas.

The working methods employed include cutting edge 3D technology alongside more traditional model and mock-up building. 

In addition to architecture Aki works in fields of furniture design,  photography, videography, illustration and graphic design.


Aki is open for all new and exciting collaborations, big or small.