By Alvar Aalto
This three-volume set chronicles the whole works of the Finnish grasp Alvar Aalto.
Aalto's designs encompassed the fields of portray, structure, sculpture, and furnishings, and are the most appealing and unique of recent occasions. His mix of an curiosity in usual, natural shapes with the modernist mandates of shape and lightweight in its purest facets makes him one of many said masters of recent structure, in addition to Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright. Ada Louise Huxtable writes of Aalto, "his deceptively easy sort is a worldly synthesis, a reconciliation of the huge and the preferred, of the overall and the actual, of the true and the mythic, of nature and art."
This booklet is considered one of cornerstones of any critical architectural library.
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Although three-bed rooms provide more flexibility in accommodating patients, two-bed rooms were selected because they offer more quiet. ent. Furthermore, conventional hospital rooms are rtever designed for constantly bed-ridden patients. The contrasts in color and mass between vertical walls and horizontal ceilings resulting from both natural and artificial light are not particularly well-suited for patients who are especially sensitive because of their illness. A tuberculosis sanatorium is, to all intents and purposes, a house with open windows .
Most of the design for furniture and utilitarian objects were executed in conjunction with an architectural project and with which they harmonized. The furniture for the library in Viipuri was exclusively of wood and formed a further development of the earlier attempt at the Paimio Sanatorium. Particular emphasis was laid on the creation of furniture which would be not only fitting for a public library but also equally versatile as mass-produced items. 60 Holzexperimente I Essais de bois I Experiments with wood 61 Eingangspartie I L'entree 1 Entrance area Haus des Architekten in Helsinki La maison de l'architecte Entwurf 1934 Projet 1934 Bauzeit 1935/36 Ursprünglich als Privathaus und Atelier geplant, dient es nun nach dem Bau eines neuen Ateliers nur noch als Wohnung mit privatem Studio des Architekten.
Mit Paimio begann die Beschäftigung mit Innenarchitektur, die heute noch in der Firma «Artek» fortgesetzt wird. Durch Abkommen mit der Baukommission war es möglich, nicht nur Möbel, sondern auch Beleuchtungskörper, kleine Accessoires und andere Zubehörteile speziell zu entwerfen und zu entwikkeln. » 1 Bois courbeI Experiments with bent wood Les premiers modales de meubles Iegers en bois ont ete crees pour le Sanatorium de Paimio, non pas pour combattre Ia froideur des meubles en tubes d'acier, mais pour adopter une matiere convenant mieux au corps.