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The History in brief

Poiat architecture and design office is a collaboration of three young designers Antti Rouhunkoski Timo Mikkonen and Marco Rodriguez. After meeting in University of Arts and design of Helsinki - part of Aalto University today - the paths of the boys diverged for fer years and each of went working to their own direction. After joining in several projects Timo and Antti founded the office in year 2010. Marco joined the group when moving to Finland from Madrid where he was working for few years.

Fields of work

Interior architecture 
Product design 
Exhibition design
Design concepts 

The Praxis

The offices principle practices are small scale architecture and product and concept design. In addition of that we also serve consultancy for companies in terms of design. Our clients vary from companies to private persons and contracts can include the design of retail concept or complete plan for single family house as well. Our goal is always to construct the ideas based on the values that we consider as the most essential for good design. According to that we are aware of importance of sketching and rough plans the facet where the foundation of each project is laid. In our work we always aim to the high level of quality which includes features like sustainability and long lasting aesthetics. In future our office wants to be involved into the various kinds of projects from field of architecture, art and design. We believe that the best ideas are created through the team work and in commerce of talented individuals and different professions.

The Team

Antti Rouhunkoski

Antti is passionate guy for trend and visual culture which usually influences his interior concepts. Searching always for quality in his design he takes care of the overall image not forgetting the final details. Antti´s interests as a designer is to create visual identities for each company client from office spaces to retail interiors; even the fashion trends can be motif for a nice interior concept. He wants to serve people with the high standard and make all the project partakers feel comfortable and good. He considers himself as an aesthete and believes that beautiful surrounding can improve the human wellbeing.

Timo Mikkonen

Timo is passionate for furniture design and sketching. By hand rendering he approaches to each project with sensitivity and amazing sense of perspective. Nature is Timo´s main inspiration and image of old grandpas chair that can be transformed into the something contemporary and placed to production. As a person Timo is easy going and reserved but in the moment of scoring a goal he reveals his unforgettable smile.

Marco Rodriguez

Marco is passionate in architecture especially in small-scale housing and medium density planning. He thinks that architecture should be complex in thought but simple in solutions. Marco likes concepts and processes of design and in addition to practice teaching is another of his passions. At the moment Marco is lecturer in department of spatial design in Aalto University specializing in interiors, exhibition architecture and presentation methods. As a person Marco is social and easy to approach either it is question of professional topics or just to have Latin American small-talk.

Publications and Awards

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Stora Enso




Konica Minolta

Cape Nordic


Aalto University