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Wrapped in an ornately decorated concrete skin, the new archive makes a virtue out of its inherently hermetic nature

Hämeenlinna Provincial Archive by Heikkinen-Komonen Architects, Hämeenlinna, Finland

Working with Finnish artist Aimo Katajamäki, Heikken-Komonen confounds the stereotype of the archive as a dull, hermetic box, transforming it into a richly decorated casket. Photography by Jussi Tiainen

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