designed the manor houses of Lapila (1763 Paddais (mid 1760s Nuhjala (1764 Ala-Lemu (1767 Teijo. Among these works were Helsinki Naval Barracks (181638 Helsinki Old Church (1826 Lapua Church (1827 Kärsämäki Church (1828 Pori Town Hall (1831 Hamina Church (1843 Wiurila manor house (1845). 32 However, the question of "stylistic revival" in Finland has another important cultural-political aspect, the presence of the Russian Empire through the building of Russian Orthodox churches in the second half of the 19th century - though what is regarded as the initiation of the. Grand Duchy of Finland. The irony and playfulness of Postmodern architecture was greeted with disdain in Finland, 73 though it would be incorrect to say it had no influence, especially so if one sees it as part of the dominant "spirit of the times". Viikki Eco Village, Helsinki, master plan by Petri Laaksonen (1995-2000). 16 The development of wood construction to a more refined level occurred, however, in the construction of churches. The siting proved unfavourable and the town remained small and insignificant, and it was plagued by poverty and diseases.