Taneli Mansikkamäki Architects
TM-A was founded in Berlin in the summer of 2021 to continue an inquiry towards more human and ecocentric architectural frameworks and processes.
Taneli Mansikkamäki architects (fka AGO) is an international architecture studio based in Berlin. Mansikkamäki also runs a design studio at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London where his research is based on developing new models of low-cost housing. Mansikkamäki is part of the Universal Free Housing (UFH) programme.
The studio has also a specific interest in developing automated wood construction and is currently working on several mass timber housing projects reflecting Finland’s landscapes and forests but also the country’s rapid advancement in technology.
Mansikkamäki worked in tech and new media before moving to London to study at the Architectural Association. He graduated in 2011 with a thesis Towards an Ideal Plan, proposing a co-housing scheme with alternative ownership and space models economics.
Mansikkamäki’s work has been published widely in magazines, including AMC Architecture, Finnish Architectural Review, Detail, Dezeen, Divisare, Frame magazine, Grand Designs, Helsingin Sanomat, WIRE magazine, etc.
His clients include private individuals, companies, and institutions. He has collaborated with commercial brands such as Stella McCartney, artists, and designers such as Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst, Laure Prouvost, and Klaus Haapaniemi. He has previously collaborated for example with Future Systems and Cecil Balmond. He has also served as a visiting critic in several universities such as the University of Cambridge, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, and South East University in Nanjing.