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Forgotten Masterpieces, Foma

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August 15th 1926, Pieksämäki, Finland

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Raili and Reima Pietilä architects

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Raili Pietilä (Raili Inkeri Marjatta Paatelainen, born 15 August 1926) was a Finnish architect. She did most of her work together with her husband Frans Reima Pietilä (25 August 1923 – 26 August 1993); indeed, after 1963 all their works were officially attributed to "Raili and Reima Pietilä".

Raili Paatelainen graduated in architecture 1956 also at the Helsinki University of Technology. In 1949–1951 she worked for architect and town planner Olli Kivinen and 1959-1960 for architect Olaf Küttner. Reima and Raili commenced their collaboration in 1960 creating the office Reima Pietilä and Raili Paatelainen, renamed in 1975 to Raili and Reima Pietilä architects. Reima Pietilä and Raili Paatelainen were married in 1963. Their daughter and only child Annukka Pietilä (born 1963), is also a qualified architect.

A major exhibition of the work of Reima and Raili Pietilä was held in 2008 at the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki, titled Raili and Reima Pietilä. Challenging Modern Architecture.

Raili and Reimä Pietilä designed a summer cottage for Reima's sister, the artist Tuulikki Pietilä. The famous summer cottage of Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä is situated on the remote archipelago island of Klovharu. The site was the inspiration for Moomin characters.



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