Tapio Kaasalainen

D.Sc. (Architecture)

20152023

Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research interests

I am a university instructor in renovation and a researcher at Tampere University School of Architecture. My research focuses on renovation as a solution to changing needs for the built environment. Within this wider scope, the main interests are population ageing, building transformation and carbon emissions.

Thesis supervision, examination and instruction

Master's theses in architecture

Anna-Kerttu Yrjänä. 2024. Flexible Supported Housing – Analysis of Service Housing for Elderly. (1st supervisor and examiner)
Elissa Helminen. 2024. One more round – Reuse of building components in building demolition and replacement – Case Tammelan puistokatu 21. (1st supervisor and examiner)
Emilia Isokangas. 2024. History of the countryside for the needs of tomorrow – farmstead heritage and adaptive reuse. (2nd supervisor and examiner)
Isa Pakkala. 2024. Transformation of Built Heritage – A New Beginning on the Former Brunberg Confectionery Factory. (1st supervisor and examiner)
Joakim Pihlajaniemi. 2024. Circularity in architecture – proactive designing in relocatable buildings. (2nd supervisor and examiner)
Samu Rantanen. 2024. Museum environment of the future – a plan for Turku`s new city museum based on changing concepts overtime. (2nd supervisor and examiner)
Veronika Haukeland. 2024. Independent living in a community – Cohousing as a housing option for the older population and its spatial needs. (1st supervisor and examiner)
Anna Eronen.
2023. From workers’ rental rooms to apartments – Assessment of former workers’ residental building and consept plan for reuse. (2nd supervisor and examiner)
Salla Härkönen.
2023. Renovation and extension of an apartment building – Hallituskatu 18. (1st supervisor and examiner)
Tiia Mehtola.
2023. Triangle of Kaukola – Infill construction plan for three plots in Mikkeli´s old grid-plan center. (1st supervisor and examiner)
Anni Jäntti.
2023. ”No longer a church, but still serving people” Paloheinä and Vuohijärvi churches as examples of adaptive reuse. (2nd supervisor and examiner)
Elina Dobrzhanskiy. 2023. How to become low carbon? – Low-carbon goals in the designing of Kangas’ Suvanto. (1st supervisor and examiner)
Juho Kuovi. 2023. Sustainable and Low-Carbon Development of 1970's Housing Estate Apartment Block – Apartment Block Vision Plan for Helsinki Pihlajisto. (2nd supervisor and examiner)
Onni Pernu. 2023. Thicc housing – 2010s’ new multistorey housing in Tampere. (2nd supervisor and examiner)
Alina Morikka. 2022. A New Swimming Hall for Nokia City.  (Examiner)
Anu Kirjonen. 2022. Accessibility Solutions as Home’s Quality Factor in Residential Housing. (1st supervisor and examiner)
Essi Wallenius. 2022. The possibilities of building component reuse in a construction project – Case Hyötyvirta Center. (2nd supervisor and examiner)
Linnea Jääskeläinen. 2022. Residential Apartment Building in Grain Silos: Conversion Plan of Silos at Hernesaari. (Examiner)
Paula Halonen. 2022. Reuse of building components and materials – Case study in the neighbourhood of Käpylä in Helsinki. (2nd supervisor and examiner)
Lotta Peltokorpi. 2021. CLT modular apartment architecture from the point of view of flexibility and communal living – CASE Äijälänsalmi. (2nd supervisor and examiner)
Marie Yli-Äyhö.
2021. Complementary Building Concept – Wooden Apartment Building Noppa. (Examiner)
Roosa Sippola.
2021. Beyond Visuality – Multisensority in Housing for the Visually Impaired. (1st supervisor and examiners)
Dennis Somelar.
2021. Additional floor construction project from the perspective of a Housing and real estate company – Project`s benefits and stages. (Examiner)
Jouni Niskakangas.
2021. Heavy vehicle maintenance and repair facilities. (Examiner)
Nonna Salonen.
2021. Replacement of facades and additional floor construction, Karviaistie 12. (Examiner)
Tiina Hietanen.
2020. Lamminrahka school. (Examiner to master's thesis)
Heidi Sukanen.
2020. Housing Architecture in a Time of Climate Emergency – Climate change and overheating in buildings. (2nd supervisor and examiner)
Aleksi Haho.
2020. Developing a housing company – detached houses in a compact city block. (Examiner)
Miia Ollila
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2019. Kalastajatie 6 - Grouphome to Heinola. (Examiner)
Verna Isomursu.
2019. Alternative housing solutions for people with disabilies and applying them to practice. (Examiner)
Mimmi Koriseva.
2018. Possibilities of housing development in Vaskiluoto. (Examiner)
Samu Pitkänen. 2018. Narali Purnima - Reside - Mumbai Mixed Housing International Open Ideas Competition. (Examiner)
Tuula Tuomi. 2018. Affordable housing - Case Martinlaakso. (Examiner)
Annina Ruuhilahti. 2017. Lupu & Timi - Housing entity for Vartiosaari island. (Examiner)
Outi Pirhonen. 2016. Way of life and individuality in housing - 10 concepts in Intiankatu. (Examiner)

Thesis supervision, examination and instruction

Bachelor’s theses in architecture

2024. Supervisor and examiner: Ella Eronen, Eveliina Hollo, Kaisla Takkinen, Katri Louhi, Konsta Laaksosaari, Markus Pakkala, Nea Heinonen, Outi Savisaari, Ulrika Keskinen, Veeti Piirainen.
2023.
Supervisor and examiner: Altti Saarisalo, Eetu Schroderus, Elsa Ahti, Monika Eklund, Sofia Savikuja.
2022. Supervisor and examiner: Annamaria Puumala, Emma Peltonen, Maiju Suni.
2021. Supervisor and examiner: Anna-Kerttu Yrjänä, Elissa Helminen, Ila Narjus, Nanna Karsikas, Olli Järveläinen, Oona Ryhänen. Supervisor: Alma Sippola, Arttu Saviharju, Beate Pekkarinen, Emmi Villberg, Laura Kaisto, Laura Lamberg.
2020. Supervisor and examiner: Essi Nisonen, Jani Jukonen, Olivia Untamala, Onni Pernu, Venla Kotilainen.
2016–2019. Design theses. Supervisor in approximately half, instructor and joint examiner in all: Aamu Koivistoinen, Aapo Niemi, Aino Hakulinen, Aleksi Haho, Aleksi Kraama, Aleksi Vuola, Alina Mustamaa, Amanda Luukkonen, Anna Kobierska, Anna Luotolampi, Anni Kauhanen, Anniina Kortemaa, Atso Airola, Eero Kuokkanen, Eetu Hyvönen, Eetu Lehmusvaara, Elisa Ruonakoski, Ella Kylä-Kause, Ella Salminen, Elsa Pajula, Emmi Anttila, Heidi Sukanen, Heini Järventausta, Ida-Maria Salama, Iida Niskanen, Iida Poikulainen, Ilja Rummukainen, Janne Hietalahti, Jermu Sannikka, Jesse Kitinoja, Johanna Lehtonen, Johanna Tamminen, Joni Halme, Jonna Miettinen, Juha Korpela, Julia Lahtinen, Jyrki Paldan, Kalle Lehto, Kari Kytölä, Katariina Viero, Katarina Varis, Kirsi Karislahti, Konsta Ryösä, Krista Vänni, Kristiina Tsiledaki, Lassi Siitonen, Laura Markkanen, Laura Moilanen, Lauri Kontiainen, Leevi Koponen, Leo Nuutinen, Linnea Jääskeläinen, Lotta Häkkänen, Lotta Pakarinen, Lotta Peltokorpi, Lotta Pussinen, Maiju Tuorila, Maria Hyvönen, Maria Järvelin, Marianna Kotilainen, Mari-Sohvi Miettinen, Markus Ahonen, Mathias Herbst, Matti Renfors, Mika Mäkinen, Mikko Toivanen, Milla Hilli-Lukkarinen, Mimmi Koponen, Moona Kansanen, Nella Rajala, Nikolai Jelisejeff, Noomi Narjus, Noora Kauppila, Olli Laine, Olli Pasanen, Otto Valtonen, Outi Grönberg, Riikka Sihvonen, Roni Koski-Tuuri, Roosa Sippola, Saku Rantanen, Sami Karjalainen, Sampsa Lehtinen, Sandra Kangaspeska, Sanni Salmi, Sara Voutilainen, Senni-Sofia Niemelä, Silja Ikkelä-Koski, Sini Hurri, Suvi Harju, Tiia Kilpeläinen, Tiina Hietanen, Ulla Viitikko, Ville Rajamäki, Ville-Veikko Vilenius, Vivi Hörkkö.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science (Technology), Architecture, Tampere University

20152021

Award Date: 24 Feb 2021

Master of Science (Architecture)

Award Date: 6 May 2015

Other or Unknown Education in Technology, Lower-Degree Level Tertiary Education

Award Date: 4 Feb 2015

Keywords

  • NA Architecture
  • Elderly housing
  • Energy efficiency
  • Sustainability
  • Housing stock

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