Happy Birthday Alvar Aalto

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Alvar Aalto, born February 3,1898, would have turned 116 years old today. Known for his humanistic approach to modernism, Aalto was concerned about creating a total work of art. He did not simply design buildings but also paid close attention to their interior features, including furniture, lamps, and glassware design.

His architectural style began with Nordic Classicism and moved to International Style Modernism, and eventually evolved into a more synthetic and personal Modernism. He was one of the first and most influential architects of the Scandinavian modern movement. Aalto remains one of the greatest names in modern architecture.

To celebrate Aalto’s birth, we invite you to look back at his impressive collection of works:

Cite: Wronski, Lisa. "Happy Birthday Alvar Aalto" 03 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=326424>