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Architecture Guide: 20 Must-See Works by Alvar Aalto

  • 07:00 - 19 June, 2019
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  • Translated by Maggie Johnson
Architecture Guide: 20 Must-See Works by Alvar Aalto
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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."

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Guía de arquitectura: 20 obras de Alvar Aalto para visitar

Säynätsalo Town Hall

Address: Parviaisentie 9, Säynätsalo, Finland

© Fernanda Castro
© Fernanda Castro

House of Culture

Address: Sturenkatu 4, Helsinki, Finland

© Flickr User Wojtek Gurak Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
© Flickr User Wojtek Gurak Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Stephanuskirche

Address: Detmeroder Markt 6, 38444 Wolfsburg, Germany

Cortesía de Samuel Ludwig
Cortesía de Samuel Ludwig

Muuratsalo Experimental House

Address: Melalammentie 6, Jyväskylä, Finland

© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

Jyvaskyla University Building

Address: Seminaarinkatu 15, Jyväskylän yliopisto, Finland

© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

Viipuri Library

Address: Suvorovskiy Prospekt, 4, Vyborg, Leningradskaya Oblast, Russia,

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© Wikipedia User: Ninaraas Licensed under CC BY 4.0

Heilig Geist Kirche

Address: Röntgenstraße 81, Wolfsburg, Germany

Cortesía de Samuel Ludwig
Cortesía de Samuel Ludwig

Maison Louis Carré

Address: 2 Chemin du Saint-Sacrement, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, France

Cortesía de Samuel Ludwig
Cortesía de Samuel Ludwig

Riola Parish Church

Address: Piazza Alvar Aalto, 1, Riola BO, Italy

© Franco Di Capua
© Franco Di Capua

MIT Baker House Dormitory

Address: 362 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA, United States

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© Wikipedia User: Kotivalo Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Aalto Studio

Address: Tiilimäki 20, Helsinki, Finland

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© Wikipedia User: TTKK Licensed under Public Domain

Helsinki Polytechnical University

Address: Miestentie 3, Espoo, Finland

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© Wikipedia User: Balcer~commonswiki Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Rovaniemi Library

Address: Jorma Eton tie 6, Rovaniemi, Finland

© Wikipedia User: Vesa Linja-aho Licensed under CC BY 3.0
© Wikipedia User: Vesa Linja-aho Licensed under CC BY 3.0

Bremen Apartment Building

Address: Philipp-Scheidemann-Straße 1, Bremen, Germany

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© Wikipedia User: Godewind Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 DE

Paimio Hospital

Address: Alvar Aallontie 275, Paimio, Finland

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© Flickr user: Leon. Licensed under: CC BY 2.0

Three Crosses Church

Address: Ruokolahdentie 27, Imatra, Finland

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© Wikipedia user: MKFI Licensed under Public Domain

 Wolfsburg Cultural Center

Address: Alvar-Aalto-Kulturhaus, Porschestraße 51, Wolfsburg, German

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© Wikipedia user: Zahlenmonster Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

 Seinäjoki Center

Address: Koulukatu 21, Seinäjoki, Finland

© Wikipedia User: Kotivalo Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
© Wikipedia User: Kotivalo Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Rautatalo

Address: Keskuskatu 1-3, Helsinki, Finland

© Wikipedia User: Motopark Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
© Wikipedia User: Motopark Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

 Jyväskylä Museum

Address: Alvar Aallon katu 7, 40600 Jyväskylä, Finland

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© Wikipedia User: Kulmalukko Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

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Cite: Dejtiar, Fabian. "Architecture Guide: 20 Must-See Works by Alvar Aalto" [Guía de arquitectura: 20 obras de Alvar Aalto para visitar] 19 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. (Trans. Johnson, Maggie) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/918635/architecture-guide-20-must-see-works-by-alvar-aalto/> ISSN 0719-8884
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