Alvar Aalto Apartments opens views into Aalto's ideals about dwelling.
Alvar Aalto was concerned about the social aspect in all building. This was
particularly evident in his residential architecture: and this already early in
his career involved creating innovative solutions. One such innovation was a
stair-less house type, closely set on ground level, and where the advantages of
both multistorey housing and the immediate connection to nature are brought
together. At the same time, he developed in his apartment block and student
dormitory designs a balance between communal and private spaces, what one could
call the "city and the streets" inside the building.
160 p., 28,7 x 21,8 cm