Architects Soini & Horto

Better thought out architecture.

In a changing operating environment, we challenge ourselves to become better professionals, users of assistive technology, and people.

Better thought out architecture adds value to both our customers and the users of the built environment.

Beauty

In man, there is an aspiration towards beauty. Beauty is always determined over time and the conception of beauty of each time is documented in arts. Art expresses the existing values and perception of beauty, but also questions it and changes thinking towards the new. Architecture is born from the moment, but speaks for decades, at best for centuries.

Resistance

The sustainability of the built environment is measured by how it lasts both physically and aesthetically. A sustainable building handles well changes in use and weather conditions but also increases the value of the environment. The key to ecological sustainability is the whole life cycle of a building. It can be done proactively using data models and simulation.

Usability

The building is always produced for a need, a function. It serves as a stage for people who use it. Good usability arises when the building is easy to operate, visit and rewards all the senses. A well-designed building also serves the changing needs of the future.

Ethics

An aesthetically beautiful building can only be truly beautiful when it is also ethically built.

An ethical building is energy efficient, with minimal environmental impact and built on human values. Many environmental effects of a building can be evaluated in advance through simulation. These include energy efficiency, life cycle analysis and carbon footprint.

Market understanding

We live in the success story of humanity. The basis of this success is the market economy.

Despite its many drawbacks, a functioning, open and global market generates better prosperity and health according to almost all indicators. Building a business and cooperating with the authorities contributes to this ongoing goal.

In addition to responsible design, it is important to generate added value for both the customer and the building user. Better thought out architecture includes not only values that are important to the community, but also market-based values, and these are not contradictory.

We follow market mechanisms and know how to produce solutions that serve businesses, without challenging values that are important to society.

We want to play our part in making the market within our profession more respectful of the environment and human dignity.