Alvar Aalto: Das Gesamtwerk / L'oeuvre compléte / The by Alvar Aalto

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 probably the most attractive and unique of contemporary instances. His blend of an curiosity in normal, natural shapes with the modernist mandates of shape and light-weight in its purest facets makes him one of many stated masters of contemporary structure, in addition to Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright. Ada Louise Huxtable writes of Aalto, "his deceptively easy kind is a worldly synthesis, a reconciliation of the enormous and the preferred, of the overall and the actual, of the true and the mythic, of nature and art."

This publication is certainly one of cornerstones of any severe architectural library.

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___ _:: Schnitt 1 : 500 durch Patiententrakt Coupe sur l'aile des malades Section through the patients' wards Schnitt 1: 500 durch den ßemeinschaftstrakt Coupe sur les salles communes Section through the common rooms ,~r·".. ,_LL. ~·---l-Ü ~-~I · • 1 • ! I I lj Eingangsgrundriß 1 : 900 Plan du rez-de-chaussee Ground-floor plan I I I Normalgeschoß des Krankenzimmertraktes Etage normal des chambres des malades Typical plan of patients' wards Paimio 33 Ansicht von Westen 34 Paimio I Vue depuis l'ouest I View from the west Ostfassade I FaQade est I East elevation Paimio 35 Alle Patientenzimmer und Liegehallen sind, fernab vom Verkehr, auf den Wald und den Garten gerichtet.

Es stehtinmitten von Moränenhügeln, umgeben von dichten Wäldern und fern von Dörfern und Einzelhöfen . Die architektonische Grundidee bestand in erster Linie in einer harmonischen Verbindung von Betriebs- und Ruhezonen. Hauptelement der Gebäudekonzeption ist das einzelne Patientenzimmer. Obwohl Dreibettzimmer mehr Abwechslung für die Patienten bieten könnten, wurden hier der Ruhe wegen Zweibettzimmer gewählt. Eine lange Krankheitsperiode in liegender Stellung wirkt auf die Patienten äußerst deprimierend.

With Paimio began the pursuit of interior design, which, still today, continues with the firm "Artek". Similar agreements with the building committee made it possible to develop not only furniture, but also lighting fixtures, smaller accessories and other specially designed components as weil. Holzexperimente I Essais avec bois courbe 1 Experiments with bent wood Paimio 43 Flugbild der Bibliothek; rechts die alte Kathedrale Vue aerienne ; a droite Ia cathedrale Aerial view; on the right the cathedral Bibliothek in Viipuri Wettbewerb 1927 1.

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