Aalto, Alvar Henrik

Born: Feb 03, 1898 AD
Died: 1976 AD, at 78 years of age.

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.

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