• Alvar Aalto and the Use of Timber: From Stools to Ceilings and Structures

    6 days ago - By Arch Daily

    Heilig Geist Kirche / Alvar Aalto. Image © Samuel Ludwig
    Many describe the work of Alvar Aalto as an embodiment of the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk , where architecture, design, and art merge into one. The Finnish architect is a pioneer in the so-called organic strand of modern architecture in the early 20th century and has strongly influenced what we know today as Scandinavian architecture. According to a description on the MoMA website : "his work reflected a deep desire to humanize architecture through an unorthodox handling of shapes and materials that was rational and intuitive." Its...
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