Modern Artist's Fortress Studio in Helsinki

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July 29, 2013
Originally published in Designers at Home
as
Fortress of Beatitude
Two young designers happily make their home inside an 18th-century fortress, reborn as a thriving artists’ enclave, off the coast of Helsinki.
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  Designers Aino-Maija Metsola and Georgi Eremenko unfurl one of Metsola’s textile creations. Photo by: Kati Rapia

    Designers Aino-Maija Metsola and Georgi Eremenko unfurl one of Metsola’s textile creations.

    Photo by: Kati Rapia

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  The couple lives and works in one of several apartments available to artists at Suomenlinna, a onetime military fotress built atop six separate islands off Helisinki. Photo by: Kati Rapia

    The couple lives and works in one of several apartments available to artists at Suomenlinna, a onetime military fotress built atop six separate islands off Helisinki.

    Photo by: Kati Rapia

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  An aerial shot off the coast of Helsinki. Photo by: Kati Rapia

    An aerial shot off the coast of Helsinki.

    Photo by: Kati Rapia

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  The fortress is accessible via a 15-minute ferry ride from the city's center. Photo by: Kati Rapia

    The fortress is accessible via a 15-minute ferry ride from the city's center.

    Photo by: Kati Rapia

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