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Alvar Aalto

Helsinki, Finland
born 1898, Kuortone

Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (February 3rd, 1898 — May 11th, 1976) was a Finnish architect and designer, sometimes called the "Father of Modernism" in the Scandinavian countries. His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware. Alvar Aalto was born in Kuortane, Finland. His father,..

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Arne Jacobsen

Copenhagen, Denmark
born 1902, Copenhagen

Arne Emil Jacobsen (11 February 1902 – 24 March 1971) was a Danish architect and designer, exemplar of the 'Danish Modern' style.

In addition to his architectural work he created a number of highly original chairs and other furniture. Jacobsen was a student at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine..

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Gunnar Asplund

Stockholm, Sweden
born 1885, Stockhom

Erik Gunnar Asplund (September 22th, 1885 – October 20th, 1940) was a Swedish architect, mostly known as a representative of Swedish neo-classical architecture of the 1920s, and during the last decade of his life as a major proponent of the modernist style which got its breakthrough in Sweden at..

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Finlandia Hall

Helsinki, Finland
by Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto was commissioned by the city of Helsinki to design a concert and congress building, the first constructed part of a great central city plan, which Aalto first presented in 1961, and which included a series of cultural buildings aligned along the Töölönlahti bay which penetrates the..

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Soon after the passing of his wife in 1949, Alto began the design for a summer getaway for himself on the western shore of island Muuratsalo, Finland. Through the process of designing the house, it became an experimental study of materiality, architecture construction and philosophies. Add to a collection

Vila Mairea

Noormarkku, Finland
by Alvar Aalto

Villa Mairea was by Alvar Aalto for a wealthy couple Harry and Maire Gullichsen in Noormarkku, Finland. The Gullichsens were members of the Ahlström family.

The plan of the villa takes Mairea L-shaped fond Aalto, but slightly modified. It is a plan that automatically gives a semi-private area..

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