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

By Alvar Aalto

This three-volume set chronicles the entire works of the Finnish grasp Alvar Aalto.

Aalto's designs encompassed the fields of portray, structure, sculpture, and furnishings, and are probably the most appealing and unique of contemporary occasions. His mix of an curiosity in common, natural shapes with the modernist mandates of shape and lightweight in its purest elements makes him one of many stated masters of recent structure, besides Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright. Ada Louise Huxtable writes of Aalto, "his deceptively basic type is a worldly synthesis, a reconciliation of the huge and the preferred, of the final and the actual, of the genuine and the mythic, of nature and art."

This e-book is one among cornerstones of any critical architectural library.

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36 Paimio Toutes les chambres des malades et I es galeries donnent sur Ia foret et le jardin, en dehors de Ia circulation . Les promenades, utilisees exclusivement par les patients, se trouvent sous le regard des malades. Les l'est, en tete du terrasses specialement disposees bätiment, sans contact avec les chambres des malades, et les galeries offrent Ia possibilite de reunir librement les patients par groupes au gre du moment, ce qui evite l'allure de Ia caserne. a All patients' rooms and rest halls are located away from traffic and oriented towards the forest and gardens.

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.

The main element in the building conception is the individual patient's room. Although three-bed rooms provide more flexibility in accommodating patients, two-bed rooms were selected because they offer more quiet. ent. Furthermore, conventional hospital rooms are rtever designed for constantly bed-ridden patients. The contrasts in color and mass between vertical walls and horizontal ceilings resulting from both natural and artificial light are not particularly well-suited for patients who are especially sensitive because of their illness.

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