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Satu Huuhka

Associate Professor (tenure track), korjausrakentaminen
Tampere University
phone number+358503009263
Hervanta Campus

Research topics

building stocks, renovation, conservation and adaptation, adaptive reuse, flexibility and adaptability, design for deconstruction and adaptability, circular economy, circularity, reuse of buildings and their parts, demolition and deconstruction, material flow analysis, environmental impacts, life cycle assessment, policy and steering instruments

Research unit

management of built heritage

Research fields

architecture: renovation and conservation of buildings, circular economy

Selected publications

Huuhka, S. and Vestergaard, I. (2019). Building conservation and the circular economy: A theoretical consideration. Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, 10: 29–40.

Kalakoski, I., Huuhka, S. and Koponen, O.-P. (2019). From obscurity to heritage: Canonisation of the Nordic Wooden Town. International Journal of Heritage Studies, advance online publication.

Huuhka, S., Naber, N., Asam, C. and Caldenby, C. (2019). Architectural potential of deconstruction and reuse in declining mass housing estates. Nordic Journal of Architectural Research, 31: 139–179.

Huuhka, S. and Saarimaa, S. (2018). Adaptability of mass housing: Size modification of flats as a response to segregation. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 36: 408–426.

Huuhka, S. (2018). Tectonic use of reclaimed timber: Design principles for turning scrap into architecture. Architectural Research in Finland, 2: 130–151.

Kalakoski, I. and Huuhka, S. (2018). Spolia revisited and extended: The potential for contemporary architecture. Journal of Material Culture, 23: 187–213.

Kaasalainen, T. and Huuhka, S. (2016). Accessibility improvement models for typical flats: Mass-customizable design for individual circumstances. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 30: 271–294.

Huuhka, S. (2016). Vacant residential buildings as potential reserves: a geographical and statistical study. Building Research and Information, 44: 816–839.

Kaasalainen, T. and Huuhka, S. (2016). Homogenous homes of Finland: 'standard' flats in non-standardized blocks. Building Research and Information, 44: 229–347.

Huuhka, S. and Lahdensivu, J. (2016). A statistical and geographical study on demolished buildings. Building Research and Information, 44: 73–96.

Huuhka, S., Kaasalainen, T., Hakanen, J. H. and Lahdensivu, J. (2015). Reusing concrete panels from building for buildings: potential in Finnish 1970s mass housing. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 101: 105–121.