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Aalto, Alvar Henrik

Born: 1898 AD
Died: 1976 AD
Nationality: Finnish
Categories: Architects

1898 – Born on the 3rd of February in Kuortane, Finland.


1916 – He studied architecture at the Helsinki University of Technology.


1920 – He started off from a classical education and were first designing in the so-called Nordic Classicism.


1927 – He moved his office to Turku and started collaborating with architect Erik Bryggman.


1929 – He designed the Turun Sanomat Building and Paimio Sanatorium.


1932 – He invented a new form of laminated bent-plywood furniture.


1933 – His office moved again to Helsinki. – He attended the fourth congress in Athens.


1935 – The Aaltos designed and built a joint house-office for themselves in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki. – He first achieved world attention in architecture.


1952 – He married architect Elissa Mäkiniemi (died on 1994).


1957 – They designed and had built a summer cottage, the so-called Experimental House in Muuratsalo.


He received an awards the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture from the Royal British Architecs.


1963 – He received a Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects.


1976 – He died on the 11th of May in Helsinki.