Alvar Aalto Atelier Helsinki
Alvar Aalto Studio, Helsinki, Finland
Alvar Aalto designed the building at Tiilimäki 20 in Munkkiniemi as his own office in 1955. Because of a number of large commissions, the office needed more space to work in. The building is only a short walk from Aalto's own house, where the office had previously been located. Studio Aalto is one of the best of Alvar Aalto's 1950s buildings.
The white-rendered, wall-like, closed-in mass of the building conceals a garden shaped like an amphitheatre in its inner courtyard. The office staff could sit on the slate steps of the amphitheatre, listen to lectures or watch slide shows projected on the white wall.
The principal space in the building is the curving studio which has a view opening onto the courtyard. Horizontal battens fixed to the high walls of the studio allowed drawings to be displayed there. The rear wall is covered with climbing plants reaching up to the high-level windows and prototypes of light fittings designed by Alvar Aalto are hung in front of the wall. The slanting bay window of the conference room with its rooflight creates the perfect conditions for examining models and drawings.
The building is designed to be used as an architect's office. On the upper floor there is a drawing office on a narrow plan, beautifully encircled by natural light from a band of high-level windows. In 1962-1963 the building was extended by building a dining room for the staff, the 'Taverna', in the courtyard behind the high brick wall, with an office above it.
Alvar Aalto ran the office until his death in 1976. After that, the office continued under the leadership of Elissa Aalto until 1994. The building came into the custodianship of the Alvar Aalto Foundation in 1984 and today it houses the Alvar Aalto Foundation, the Alvar Aalto Academy and the Alvar Aalto Museum Architectural Heritage.
Alvar Aalto House Helsinki
Alvar Aalto House, Helsinki, Finland
In 1934, Aino and Alvar Aalto acquired a site in almost completely untouched surroundings at Riihitie in Helsinki's Munkkiniemi. They started designing their own house which was completed in August 1936. The house was designed as both a family home and an office and these two functions can clearly be seen from the outside. The slender mass of the office wing is in white-painted, lightly rendered brickwork. There are still clear references to Functionalism in the location of the windows. The cladding material of the residential part is slender, dark-stained timber battens. The building has a flat roof and a large south-facing terrace. Although the street side elevation of the house is severe and closed-off, it is softened by climbing plants and a slate path leading up to the front door. There are already signs of the 'new' Aalto in the Aalto House, of the Romantic Functionalist. The plentiful use of wood as a finishing material and four open hearts built in brick also point to this. The Aalto House anticipates the Villa Mairea, a luxury residence where Aalto's creativity was able to come into full bloom. But in contrast to its larger sister, the Aalto House is a cosy, intimate building for living and working, designed by two architects for themselves, using simple uncluttered materials.
Alvaro Aalto The Community Center of Säynätsalo Finland
ALVAR AALTO Exhibition (Winter 2012)
Jackson Design Berlin
September - February 2013
Beauty is the harmony of purpose and form Alvar Aalto 1928
From September 14, Jacksons is pleased to exhibit a unique selection of furniture, lamps, and glassworks from the Finnish Architect and Designer Alvar Aalto.
Aalto was a prominent figure in the revival of Organic Architecture, although his work began in the early 1930's with his more natural approach to functionalism, exemplified by his use of laminate bentwood and fluid lines. Known as Human Modernism, Alvar Aalto's dialogue with nature, architecture, design, and the human being has become a living legacy.
The exhibition features many rare and important pieces, such as chairs from the Rautatalo Café in Helsinki produced in the 1950´s, and an early example of the Paimio Chair - which shares the same name of the Sanatorium that was completed in 1932.
Also featured in the exhibition are several original Savoy Vases, which were named after the Savoy Restaurant in Helsinki, for which Aalto and his wife Aino Aalto designed the entire furnishings and light fixtures. The Savoy Vase design won the 1936 competition organized by Finland's glass manufactures - Karhula and Iittala - and was also featured at the Paris World's Fair a year later in 1937. The unique undulating form of the Savoy Vase has acquired a cult status.
In addition, there are two rare Aalto sculptural works, which were produced in the 50's and 70's as gifts for Artek retailers abroad.
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EN) ????????핀란드 여행 3탄, 헬싱키 (건축가 알바알토) | Trip to Finland, Helsinki (Alvar Aalto)
This video is the third and fourth day of my Finland travel. Personally, I was satisfied with all the inspirations that I got from architecture, design, and art on the third day. Of course, the guided tour at Alvar Aalto studio was worth it. The best part was that it snowed a lot when we were going back to the airport. I was grateful that I could see snowy Finland and it was really beautiful. Hope you guys enjoy watching this last video!
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드디어 핀란드 여행 마지막 영상이에요! 3일째&4일째는 건축물과 디자인을 감상하는 일정이었는데요. 정말 만족스러웠고 많은 영감을 받아온 것 같습니다. 특히나 Oodi library와 알바 알토 스튜디오를 방문한 것은 오래토록 잊지 못할 것 같아요. 마지막 영상까지 재밌게 봐주셨음 좋겠습니다:)
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■ Day 3 Itinerary and Google Map
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■ Day 4 Itinerary and Google Map
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ALVAR AALTO - Alvar Aallon kotitalo / The Aalto House
Finnish architect and designer ALVAR AALTO
- Alvar Aalto’s home / Alvar Aallon kotitalo (1936)
- Riihitie 20, Helsinki, Finland
- Time of shooting / kuvausajankohta 09/2018
Lecture explores the legacy of Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto
One of the most popular and accessible of the Nordic design masters, Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto has been a major influence on many of today’s successful architects, including David Chipperfield, who designed our own East Building. Robert McCarter, author of a new book on Aalto and the Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture at Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Art and Design presents a selection of Aalto’s major works, including their environmental, cultural, and social contexts
The Aalto Project - Visiting the Maison Louis Carré & Alvar Aalto Studio
The Aalto Project is a short documentary aimed at giving a brief insight into the world of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto.
The film is separated in three distinctive parts. The first and main part is focused on the residential house, Maison Louis Carré, built in France in 1959, whilst the second and third parts take place in Finland, at the Alvar Aalto Studio in Helsinki and the Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä respectively.
This documentary was co-directed by Mathias Van de Kerckhove and Felicia Hull, as part of the final project of our degree at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England.
Zoan VRsprint Helsinki: Episode 2
Time to start 3D modeling! Emerson tells how he works with Senate Square. The VRSprint participants also visit Alvar Aalto home museum and join the partner evening in Maria 01.
Academic Bookshop Alvar Aalto Helsinki
Walk in the academic bookshop of Alvar Aalto. helsinki Finland 2007
Alvar Aalto Bookstore Helsinki
Alvar Aalto Bookstore Helsinki
Aalto studio En Alvar Aalto villa
One Minute Architecture: Dear Alvar
A love letter to the godlike Finish architect Alvar Aalto. While in Helsinki I took the opportunity to visit some of his buildings. There are 13 listed in the architectural guide, I visited 6. Unfortunately I couldn't visit his own house and summer house, nor the Saynatsalo Town Hall which is where the anecdote I mention at the end of the video seems to have taken place.
Alvar, I love you!
Aalto house Helsinki 1 30/01/19
Aalto House Helsinki 2 30/01/19
Footage of Alvar Aalto's studio, in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki, Finland. Currently used by the Alvar Aalto Foundation. Completed 1955, extension, 1963.
Löyly | Avanto Architects | Hernesaarenranta 4, 00150 Helsinki, Finland | HD
Hernesaarenranta 4, 00150 Helsinki, Finland
• Architect in Charge
Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen, Architects SAFA
Antero Vartia and Jasper Pääkkönen, Kidvekkeli Oy
• Project Year
EQUITONE, Geberit, Schüco, Rudus Oy, Tulisydän, Peri, Inlook, Ansion Sementtivalimo Oy, Nextimber, Eternit Perú, Turun Lasipalvelu
• Project management
Antti Westerlund, architect SAFA / Hiroko Mori, architect / Laura Nenonen, student of Architecture / Xiaowen Xu, student of Architecture
• Interior architect
Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio / Joanna Laajisto
• Structural design
Ramboll Finland Oy / Hans Wilkman, Teemu Nyyssönen
• Marine structures
Ramboll Finland Oy / Juha Kärkkäinen
• Steel Structural Design
SS-Teracon Oy / Reijo Kytömäki, Ville Korkiamäki
• Glass structures
Lasifakta Oy / Tahvo Sutela
Optiplan Oy / Evgeny Nikolski, Aleksei Lätti
• Electric Design
Optiplan Oy / Jari Muunoja
• Prime contractor
Rakennustoimisto Jussit Oy
• Foundation works
Kanta Kaivu Oy
• Electric contractor
Elektro Asennus Oy
• HVAC contractor
Uudenmaan LVI-Talo Oy
• Timber furniture contractor
Puupalvelu Jari Rajala Oy
• Steel structures
• Sauna stoves
Tulisydän Oy and Iki-Kiuas Oy
Sauna bathing is an essential part of Finnish culture and national identity. There are only 5,4 million Finns but 3,3 million saunas. Public saunas used to be common in bigger cities but now that most new apartments have sauna of their own, public saunas have decreased dramatically in number. There are only a couple remaining. As a sense of community is becoming a more and more important part of new urban culture, many new public saunas are being planned. With Löyly (meaning the steam that comes when you throw water on hot stones in a sauna) Helsinki will offer foreign visitors a public sauna experience all year round - a must when visiting Finland.
The project started from the city of Helsinki initiative. Hernesaari is a former industrial area on the Helsinki seashore that is being developed into a residential area. New uses are being developed for the area, while waiting for future changes to come. There is a cruise ship harbor in Hernesaari and the city wanted to activate the area with new functions and to serve visitors with new attractions. We started the project in 2011 designing a temporary sauna village at the furthermost end of the peninsula. The concept didn’t prove financially sustainable so the first client quit the project. We developed a floating sauna with the second client but the concept proved impossible as the site faces the open sea and a floating structure couldn’t withstand high waves and pressure from ice packs. The coastline will change with future development, but the city chose an area where the shoreline will remain as it is currently. We developed a new free form concept with triangular faces. The client changed once again and as actor Jasper Pääkkönen and Member of Parliament Antero Vartia finally got funding, the construction works could begin.
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ALVAR AALTO & MAKIA
Makia Clothing and Alvar Aalto Foundation have partnered up for a first of its kind collaboration. A collection of timeless streetwear inspired by Alvar Aalto’s groundbreaking work as an architect and designer.
Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is a true icon of modern architecture, leaving a deep footprint in the history of design with his individual and distinctively humane approach. With co-operation of the Alvar Aalto Foundation, Makia had the privilege of studying the original archives of Alvar Aalto’s architectural office, and from this we have compiled a clothing collection that is interpreted through our eyes and at the same time honors the legacy of Alvar Aalto, the master of line and form.
“Making cultural heritage produced by Alvar Aalto better known to a wider audience has never been as exciting as it has been working together with Makia. It’s exhilarating to see young people today interested in Makia's clothing and in Aalto’s architecture and design. But now we get a chance to test how well they work together. We're not here to make speeches we're here to make quality products.”
Tommi Lindh, CEO, Alvar Aalto Foundation
Available from Makia flagship- and webstore, selected premium retailers and online.
The Aalto House & Studio Aalto: Building Houses That Become Ruins
Beauty is the harmony of function and form.
by Alvar Aalto
Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (3 February 1898 – 11 May 1976) was a Finnish architect and designer, as well as a sculptor and painter. His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware. Aalto's early career runs in parallel with the rapid economic growth and industrialization of Finland during the first half of the twentieth century and many of his clients were industrialists; among these were the Ahlström-Gullichsen family. The span of his career, from the 1920s to the 1970s, is reflected in the styles of his work, ranging from Nordic Classicism of the early work, to a rational International Style Modernism during the 1930s to a more organic modernist style from the 1940s onwards. His furniture designs were considered Scandinavian Modern. What is typical for his entire career, however, is a concern for design as a Gesamtkunstwerk, a total work of art; whereby he – together with his first wife Aino Aalto – would design not just the building, but give special treatments to the interior surfaces and design furniture, lamps, and furnishings and glassware. The Alvar Aalto Museum, designed by Aalto himself, is located in what is regarded as his home city Jyväskylä.
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