After having a lot of resistance against this idea, she succeeded in finding a way to realize a case study house, the Tila-building in Arabianranta — another one is under construction now. Pia Ilonen was invited to the Venice biennale 2018 "Freespace" international exhibition to show the case study house.
With her new office ILO architects Pia Ilonen is responsible of many public building transformation projects. The key words in all design processes are user-centered, economical and ecological. Concerning housing architecture, new strategies for producing an urban block has been her main interest for the last 10 years.