Alvar Aalto

Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (* 3. February 1898 in Kuortane, Finland; † 11. May 1976 in Helsinki, Finland), was a Finnish architect and designer.

Alvar Aalto became admits for its special conceptions within the rangeorganic building. A relatively well-known piece of designer of Aalto is the Aalto vase.

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Aalto studied architecture from 1916 to 1921 at the polytechnic institute in Helsinki. ItsInstructor was Armas Lindgren there. 1923 opened after an expanded study trip by Europe its own architect's office in Jyväskylä to Aalto. 1927 it shifted the office after Turku, 1928 became it member of the Congrès Internationaux d'Architecture modern trend (CIAM).

1933 went to Aalto to Helsinki. it created the furniture company Artek together to 1935 with his Mrs. Aino. In this framework then also patenting the first cantilever Stuhlrahmens from wood takes place. Starting from 1940 Aalto was a professor for architecture to The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. Altogether Aalto took part in approximately 200 projects, whereby about half of its drafts came also to the execution.

Alvar Aalto was married with Aino Marsio, which died 1949. 1952 he married Elissa Mäkiniemi. Its wives drew responsible for all drafts with.

Alvar Aalto was buried at the west cemetery (Läntinen hautausmaa) in Helsinki.


Heilig-Geist-Kirche Wolfsburg
holy spirit church wolf castle
main building of the technical University of Helsinki
Aalto theatre meal, input area


  • Aalto vase
  • the armchair“Tank” (tank)

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