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Spotlight: Alvar Aalto

06:00 - 3 February, 2018
Spotlight: Alvar Aalto, Säynätsalo Town Hall. Image © Fernanda Castro
Säynätsalo Town Hall. Image © Fernanda Castro

As one of the key figures of midcentury Modernism and perhaps Finland's most celebrated architect, Alvar Aalto (3 February 1898 – 11 May 1976) was known for his humanistic approach to Modernism. For his characteristically Finnish take on architecture, Aalto has become a key reference point for architecture in the Nordic countries, and his commitment to creating a total work of art left many examples of his design genius not only in buildings but also in their interior features, including furniture, lamps, and glassware design.

MIT Baker House Dormitory. Image © <a href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Baker_House,_MIT,_Cambridge,_Massachusetts.JPG'>Wikimedia user Daderot</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> Muuratsalo Experimental House. Image © Nico Saieh Riola Parish Church. Image © Franco Di Capua Säynätsalo Town Hall. Image © <a href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SaynatsaloTownHall.jpg'>Wikimedia user Zache</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> + 20

AD Classics: MIT Baker House Dormitory / Alvar Aalto

00:00 - 29 May, 2010
AD Classics: MIT Baker House Dormitory / Alvar Aalto, © Wikimedia - dDxc
© Wikimedia - dDxc

Courtesy of MIT AD Classics: MIT Baker House Dormitory / Alvar Aalto AD Classics: MIT Baker House Dormitory / Alvar Aalto Courtesy of MIT + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Category

  • Architect

    Alvar Aalto
  • Renovation Architect

    Perry Dean Rogers Architects
  • References

    Karl Fleig, ed. Alvar Aalto. Scarsdale, N.Y.: Wittenborn and Company, 1963., and mit.edu, excerpts from Alvar Aalto by Nicholas Ray
  • Project Year

    1948
  • Photographs