Beginning with Alvar Aalto
's designs in the 1960s, it has become common for artificial light to be installed within the crevices of skylights to lessen the intensity of lighting change from day to night.
Though he owned some Modernist designs, including a formidable collection of Alvar Aalto
pieces, he continued producing furniture simply because he couldn't find what he was looking for; in the process of creating it, design became a vital part of his diverse creative practice--and a way to synthesize his sculptural and theoretical approach.
When compared to similar buildings abroad, the Paimio Sanatorium in Finland is mentioned, designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto
Arturo Luz's Homage to Aalto was also on display, a geometric and monumental tribute in wood to Finnish architect Alvar Aalto
, a cube but more than cube, both light and heavy, with no two surfaces alike, and, parallel to Aalto's architectural sensibility, a sculptural deviation from modernist rigidity.
This Alvar Aalto
vase is a design classic from Scandinavia - with a price tag to match (large versions sell for over PS100).
The Book House, which is designed by architect Alvar Aalto
, has a gross leasable area of 8 861 square meters and the largest tenants are Bonnier Books (Academic Bookstore), HOK-Elanto (Stockmann Delicatessen), Isku Invest (Sisustusmaailma) and Technopolis (UMA Esplanadi).
5 Throughout the anniversary year, Artek will offer its classic Alvar Aalto
's L-Leg products in stone white lacquer and new linoleum surface colors.
Also in Finland is Alvar Aalto
's house and studio; in Brussels, Victor Horta's own house is art nouveau at its very best; in Moscow, there is Konstantin Melnikov's strange round house; and in Vienna, the summer house of Otto Wagner, which was preserved by the artist Ernst Fuchs.