Found project: Baker House


    Project : Baker House

    Architect : Aalto, Alvar

    Completion: 1949

    Locality : Boston (MA)

    Country : USA

    Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)

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    Description :

    Turning the structure at an angle enabled Aalto to give most if not all dormitory rooms on the single-loaded corridor some view of the river and all a southern exposure, thus relieving the gray severity of northern winters. Aalto said that the curvilinear version was conceived to counteract what he considered to be "the powerful and inhuman monotony.. (of) the ground plan of a normal American city with its checkerboard netting." This statement may not have reflected his thinking at the earliest stage of the dormitory's development, but the possibility and inherent virtues of the nonorthogonal siting must have struck Aalto immediately upon composing the perspective sketch.

    Paul David Pearson: Alvar Aalto and the international style. Whitney Library of Design, 1978, 204.

    Ed. Antti Siitonen



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