Finnish architect Alvar Aalto was a pioneer of modern architecture and design, especially in his use of organic, naturally derived materials. When he decided to embark on a career as an architect, he traveled to Helsinki, the only place where he could find academic training in the profession. His journey did not end there, however, as his work can be seen around the world. Here, we have mapped out 20 of his most notable works that must be seen up close and in-person to truly be appreciated.
“To make architecture more human is to make it better and to achieve a functionalism beyond the purely technical."
10 Projects by Alvar Aalto Which Highlight the Breadth of His Built Work
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