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Surfing in Helsinki

I was looking for Architecture in Helsinki. Yes I know they are an Australian band currently touring the world, clinging on to the coat tails of that word 'architecture' and apparently doing very well from it. What I got instead was what looked a bit like the beginning of a movie reel with those flashing countdowns, but which turned out to be flashing variations in scale and orientation on the letters ALA. Gotta look at this, I say and as I click randomly a little voice tells me that what follows will be the usual stuff.

But no. Nothing happens. Then I notice the three words 'Projects', 'Office' and 'News' under the modest 'ALA' in the top left corner. Doofus.

Clicking 'Projects' produces a column of tiny thumbnails with standard details spread out across the appropriate line. Click on one and it blows up to occupy much of the screen with plain descriptive text below and the possibility of seeing more images. Which, given the quality of the work, you certainly want to. Is this the archetypal Don't Make Me Think site? Very probably.

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