Alvar Aalto Houses
Independent Publishing Group, 2005 - Architecture - 159 pages
During the course of a career spanning over 50 years, Alvar Aalto designed nearly 100 single-family houses. Many of them are architectural gems, where his thoughts about dwelling and architecture come together. Aalto considered experimental building to be very important: in his opinion, there should always be an opportunity for experimentation in every project, for it is only in that way that architecture can be promoted and quality improved for the good of the 'little man'. It was specifically in the designing of single-family houses that Aalto could realize new ideas. Aalto's single-family houses can be divided into three groups: houses for individuals, the client of which was nearly always a relative or friend; houses designed for industrial institutions or other communities; and type- or standard houses. All the houses presented in Alvar Aalto Houses were originally designed for private clients. The book presents eight single-family houses by Aalto from 1920s to the end of the 1960s, built in Finland, Estonia and France. Book jacket.
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Aalto designed Aalto's buildings Aalto's own house Aino Aalto Alajarvi Alvar Aalto Alvar Aalto Houses Alvar Aalto Museum Anjalankoski APARTMENT BUILDING architect Arkkitehti atelier Bazoches-sur-Guyonne bedrooms brick built canopy ceiling courtyard dark-stained dining room door Eliel Saarinen emphasised entrance hall Espoo Estonia exterior external wall Finland Finnish Architecture flat roof forest Functionalism garden Goran Schildt grand piano Gullichsens house on Riihitie housing area human Interview with Karl Jari Jetsonen Joonas Kokkonen Jyvaskyla Karl Fleig Karstula kitchen Kotka lamp landscape Laukaa leading living room main entrance Maison Aho Maison Carre Manager's house Markku Lahti Muurame Noormarkku open fireplace Paimio Sanatorium renovation Reproduced in Schildt Rovaniemi sauna sculptural single-family houses space spatial stairs standardized houses studio summer house Sunila swimming pool Tartu terrace Töysä translation modified Turku typical for Aalto upper floor Varkaus Viipuri Library Villa Kokkonen Villa Mairea Villa Schildt Villa Tammekann wood wooden