Language variant : House of Culture
Architect : Aalto, Alvar
Locality : Helsinki
Country : Finland
Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)
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The House of Culture with its stacked bond units, tailored especially for the varying curves of the rear wall of the auditorium, was a high point in the use of brick for monumental buildings. It is probable that Aalto single-handedly pioneered the use of this material in Finland, which is now applied widely for all building uses.
Paul David Pearson: Alvar Aalto and the international style. Whitney Library of Design, 1978, 223.
Ed. Antti Siitonen