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Category list : Alvar Aalto

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  • Rudofsky

    Critical Regionalism for our timeSubscription

    Essay22 November, 2019

    Kenneth Frampton coined the phrase Critical Regionalism to define the elements of topography, climate, light and tectonics fundamental to the art of building – these are equally valid today

  • 003 oodihelsinki photo(c)tuomasuusheimo thirdfloorreadingroom

    Light and enlightenment: libraries in Finnish cultural identitySubscription

    Essay11 January, 2019

    The openness conveyed by the light, form and texture of Finland’s libraries is pivotal to the country’s identity and social consolidation

  • Fdxfkx tc3

    Finnish on a high note: the centenary of Finnish independenceSubscription

    Essay20 October, 2017

    Marking the centenary of Finnish independence, Jonathan Glancey looks back at significant architectural influences and designs over the last 100 years

  • Paimioindex

    Revisiting Alvar Aalto's Paimio SanatoriumVideoSubscription

    Film24 November, 2016

    Ellis Woodman revisits the building that brought Aalto international attention

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    Revisit: ‘Aalto’s Paimio Sanatorium continues to radiate a profound sense of human empathy’VideoSubscription

    Building17 November, 2016

    Completed in 1932, Alvar Aalto’s Paimio tuberculosis sanatorium’s programme was revolutionary

  • Photo_essay_10web

    Aalto: Explaining an EnigmaSubscription

    Essay28 August, 2012

    Aalto America: Exploring the innovative architect’s individualism

  • Index

    The Big Rethink Part 6: Learning from Four Modern MastersSubscription

    Essay28 May, 2012

    The architecture of the past and other cultures represents a vast resource to study and learn from, now made widely available by modern scholarship, publications and audio-visual media − a great legacy of modernity

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    Alvar Aalto (1898-1976)Subscription

    Essay28 May, 2012

    Following the trajectory of Alvar Aalto’s career

  • Patients at St Bartholomew's Hospital, Lodnon in 1929 being wheeled out in their beds

    Typology: HospitalsSubscription

    Essay27 April, 2012

    Ancient civilisation advocated letting the wider world’s healing power flow through the body and mind, but the industrialisation of healthcare isolated patients from these larger contexts. From city centres to sylvan settings, today’s hospitals must reintegrate the public realm into the healing process

  • Robert Smirke’s much loved 1857 British Library is one of the most famous examples of the radial plan, which was introduced into library design to enable the efficient monitoring of readers by librarians

    Typology: LibrariesSubscription

    Essay2 November, 2011

    In this piece from November 2011, Oriel Prizeman examines six recent public library projects in the first of a major new quarterly series on typology