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LAAVU is a Detroit-based architectural design practice, dedicated to city-building; we create fabulous, explore through experiment and reveal delight for people.
FABULOUS: We seek to be somewhere in the space between the mythical and the incredible.
EXPERIMENT: We love to test ideas- to verify, refute or establish concepts through our work. Logical solutions to theoretical concepts.
DELIGHT: We have fun, we make things that are fun. But we also create space that provide everyday solace and relief in today’s busy world.
We provide full-service pre-development, architecture, interior architecture and object design/build services.
PRE-DEVELOPMENT: We assist developers/building owners in creating sustainable, city-building projects.
ARCHITECTURE: We guide entrepreneurs/owners through the design process, providing thoughtful, quality designs, making effective, memorable and unique places for people.
INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE: we design interior spaces, elements and flow, envisioning the end-user experience
OBJECTS: we create distinct timeless objects which stand alone as a design statement while integrating well into your designed environment.
What is laavu?
Laavu is a traditional, ethnic lean-to shelter intended for temporary residence during hiking trips in the wilderness. In Finland they are found throughout Lapland, near national parks and fishing spots, and are free to use by visitors. In our design work, we find deep inspiration in the natural environment. As in the Finnish tradition, wilderness can provide the most intimate and enriching human experience.
Detroit, MI, US , 48216