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Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto
[Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto]
* Kuortane, Russia (Grand Duchy of Finland), 3 February 1898
+ Helsinki/Helsingfors, Finland [Suomi/Finland], 11 May 1976
nationality: finnish
www.alvaraalto.fi
Alvar Aalto Foundation
Tiilimäki 20
FI 00330 Helsinki - Finland [Suomi/Finland]
Tel: +358.(0)9.480.123 - Fax: +358.(0)9.480.119
foundation@alvaraalto.fi
Alvar Aalto Museum
Alvar Aallon katu 7
 Jyväskylä - Finland [Suomi/Finland]
Tel: +358.(0)14.2667113 - Fax: +358.(0)14.619.009
museum@alvaraalto.fi
AWARDS
 
1967
Alvar Aalto Medal
Museum of Finnish Architecture - Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA)
1963
AIA Gold Medal
The American Institute of Architects
1962
Sonning Prize
Københavns Universitet (University of Copenhagen)
1957
Royal Gold Medal
RIBA - Royal Institute of British Architects
BUILDINGS
 
1963 - 1988
Finland [Suomi/Finland] » Rovaniemi
1959 - 1988
Germany [Deutschland] » Essen
1958 - 1987
Finland [Suomi/Finland] » Seinäjoki
1951 - 1982
Finland [Suomi/Finland] » Jyväskylä
1966 - 1980
Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta e centro parrocchiale
Italy [Italia] » Vergato
1962 - 1975
Finland [Suomi/Finland] » Helsinki [Helsinki/Helsingfors]
1971 - 1974
Finland [Suomi/Finland] » Jyväskylä
1961 - 1968
Kirjasto [Municipal Library]
Finland [Suomi/Finland] » Rovaniemi
1965 - 1968
Switzerland [Schweiz/Suisse] » Horw
1949 - 1966
Helsinki University of Technology (Otaniemi)
Finland [Suomi/Finland] » Espoo [Espoo/Esbo]
1965
Theatre
Finland [Suomi/Finland] » Rovaniemi
1951 - 1962
Finland [Suomi/Finland] » Seinäjoki
1958 - 1962
Germany [Deutschland] » Bremen
1958 - 1962
Germany [Deutschland] » Wolfsburg
1958 - 1960
Finland [Suomi/Finland] » Seinäjoki
1952 - 1958
Finland [Suomi/Finland] » Helsinki [Helsinki/Helsingfors]
1955 - 1958
Finland [Suomi/Finland] » Imatra
1955 - 1957
Germany [Deutschland] » Berlin
1952 - 1953
Finland [Suomi/Finland] » Jyväskylä
1949 - 1952
Kunnantalo (Town Hall)
Finland [Suomi/Finland] » Säynätsalo
1949 - 1952
Finland [Suomi/Finland] » Espoo [Espoo/Esbo]
1946 - 1949
United States » Cambridge
1937 - 1939
Finland [Suomi/Finland] » Noormarkku
1927 - 1935
Russia [Rossija] » Vyborg
1928 - 1933
Finland [Suomi/Finland] » Paimio
1926 - 1929
Finland [Suomi/Finland] » Jyväskylä
1924 - 1925
Finland [Suomi/Finland] » Jyväskylä
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BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
WRITINGS
ABOUT THE ARCHITECT
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Alvar Aalto. Architecture, Modernity, and Geopolitics, Yale University Press, New Haven/London 2009
Sandra Dachs, Patricia de Muga, Laura García Hintze (ed.), Alvar Aalto. Objekt- und Möbeldesign, DuMont, Köln 2007
Kenneth Frampton, Marc Treib, Alvar Aalto. 1898-1976, Mondadori Electa, 2007
Louna Lahti, Aalto, Taschen, 2005
Francesca Prina, Elena Demartini, Grande Atlante dell'Architettura dal Mille al Duemila, Mondadori Electa, Milano 2005, pp. 320-321
AA.VV., Alvar Aalto Designer, Alvar Aalto Foundation, Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä 2002
review: Silvia Monaco, "Il designer che venne dal freddo/The designer who came in from the cold", Domus 856. febbraio/february 2003, "Libri/Books" pp. 7-9
Roger Connah, Aaltomania. Readings against Aalto?, Building Information LTD, Helsinki 2000
Jürgen Tietz, Storia dell'architettura del XX secolo, Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Milano 2000, p. 72
Kari Jormakka, Jacqueline Gargus, Douglas Graf, The Use and Abuse of Paper. Essays on Alvar Aalto, Datutop 20, Tampere 1999
Göran Schildt, Alvar Aalto. Capolavori, Rizzoli, 1998
Kenneth Frampton, "Retrospettiva di Alvar Aalto: sei punti focali per il prossimo millennio/Aalto in retrospect: six foci for the next millennium", Domus 801, febbraio/february 1998 [Materiali/Materials], pp. 49-56
Peter Reed (ed.), Alvar Aalto. 1898-1976, Electa, Milano 1998
Göran Schildt (ed.), Aalto, Alvar. Alvar Aalto in His Own Words, Rizzoli, New York 1998
Peter Reed (ed.), Alvar Aalto. Between humanism and materialism, Museum of Modern Art/H.N. Abrams, New York 1998
Aarno Ruusuvuori (ed.), Alvar Aalto. 1898-1976, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki 1998
Paolo Angeletti, Maria Gaia Remiddi, Alvar Aalto e il Classicismo Nordico, Croma Quaderni 8, Roma 1998
Alvar Aalto, Rizzoli, 1998
Ásdís Ólafsdóttir, Le Mobilier D`Alvar Aalto dans L'espace et dans le Temps, Publications de la Sorbonne, Paris 1998
Michael Trencher, The Alvar Aalto Guide, Princeton Architectural Press, 1996
Richard Weston, Alvar Aalto, Phaidon, London 1995
Göran Schildt, Alvar Aalto. The Complete Catalogue of Architecture, Art and Design, Rizzoli International, New York 1994
Göran Schildt (ed.), Aalto, Alvar. The Architectural Drawings of Alvar Aalto, 1917-1939, (11 volumes), Garland Pub., New York, 1994
Göran Schildt, Alvar Aalto. The Mature Years, Rizzoli, New York 1991
Luigi Spinelli (ed.), "Aalto/Marsio e il classicismo nordico" Itinerario 63, Domus 722, dicembre/december 1990
Vittorio Locatelli, "Alvar Aalto, il Baltico e il Mediterraneo", Domus 722, dicembre/december 1990, pp. 80-84
Sergio Crotti, "Alle origini di Alvar Aalto: tradizione baltica e clima mediterraneo", Casabella 571, settembre/september 1990, pp. 24-25
AA.VV., Alvar Aalto. Il Baltico e il Mediterraneo, Marsilio, Venezia 1990
Göran Schildt, Alvar Aalto. The Decisive Years, Rizzoli International, New York 1988
Göran Schildt, Alvar Aalto. The Early Years, Rizzoli, New York 1984
Juhani Pallasmaa (ed.), Alvar Aalto Furniture, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki 1984
Malcolm Quantrill, Alvar Aalto. A Critical Study, New Amsterdam, New York 1983
Graziano Campisano, Alvar Aalto, Editrice Clear, 1983
Paolo Angeletti, Carmine Benincasa, Anna Giacomelli, Gaia Remiddi (ed.), Alvar Aalto, Leader Arte Cataloghi, Roma 1983
Leonardo Mosso, Alvar Aalto, Studioforma Editore, Torino 1981
Luciano Rubino, Aino e Alvar Aalto. Tutto il design, Edizioni Kappa, Roma 1980
Carlo Cresti, Alvar Aalto, Sansoni Editore, Firenze 1978
David Dunster (ed.), Alvar Aalto, St. Martin's Press, London 1978
Leonardo Mosso, "Alvar Aalto. Internazionalismo e tradizione/Internationalism and tradition", Casabella 415-416, luglio-agosto/july-august 1976, pp. 30-39
Karl Fleig (ed.), Alvar Aalto, Praeger Publishers, New York 1974
tr.it.: Zanichelli, Bologna 1986
Frederick Albert Gutheim, Alvar Aalto, George Braziller, New York 1960
tr.it.: Il Saggiatore, "I maestri dell'architettura contemporanea", Milano 1960
Giorgio Labò, Alvar Aalto, Il Balcone, "Architetti del moviemnto moderno", Milano 1948
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THE ARCHITECT IN CINEMA
 
Title
  Sketches of Frank Gehry
Directed by
Sydney Pollack
Nationality
Germany - USA
Year of production
2005
Cast
Charles Arnoldi, Mildred Friedman, Frank O. Gehry, Bob Geldof, Dennis Hopper, Charles Jencks, Philip Johnson, Sydney Pollack
Architect's role
Marginal
 
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EXHIBITIONS
 
 
Pienoismallit Alvar Aallon ateljeessa / Scale Models in Studio Aalto, Helsinki, Alvar Aallon ateljee / Studio Aalto, 24 april / 15 september 2013
Aallon arkkitehtuuria Rovaniemellä / Aalto’s architecture in Rovaniemi, Jyväskylä, Alvar Aalto -museon Galleria / Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery, 1 november 2013 / 2 february 2014
Alvar Aalto Pavia 1966-1968Alvar Aalto Pavia 1966-1968, Pavia (Italy), Spazio per le Arti Contemporanee del Broletto, 21 september / 6 october 2013
Jakkara tekee historiaa / Stool Makes History, Jyväskylä, Alvar Aalto -museon Galleria / Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery, 16 may / 8 september 2013
Jakkara 60. Stool 60 by Alvar Aalto, Helsinki, Studio Aalto, 13 march / 21 april 2013
Alvar Aalto & Viljo Hirvonen & Valaistustyö Ky, Helsinki, Studio Aalto, 8 june / 31 december 2011
Pariisin lasit. Aalto-maljakko 75 vuotta / Paris glass. The Aalto vase. 75 years on, Jyväskylä, Gallery, Alvar Aalto Museum, 12 may/2 october 2011
Brilliance 24hr. Alvar Aalto & Viljo Hirvonen & Valaistustyö Ky, Jyväskylä, Gallery, Alvar Aalto Museum, 2 june/31 october 2010
Aalto, Ervi and Revell. Uuden Suomen Rakentajat / The Builders of a New Finland, Helsinki, Studio Aalto, 18 may/8 october 2010
Alvar Aalto Ulmer MuseumDrawn in the Sand. Unrealised Visions by Alvar Aalto / In Sand gezeichnet. Entwürfe von Alvar Aalto, Ulm, Ulmer Museum, 10 april/20 june 2010
Alvar Aalto. A nuestra medida, Madrid, Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas,18 september/15 november 2009
Vaihteleva Ääriviia. Maiseman kokemus Aallon arkkitehtuurissa / Shifting Contour. Experiencing Landscape in Aalto's Architecture, Jyväskylä, Alvar Aalto Museum, 19 may/27 september 2009
Alvar Aalto Houses. Timeless Expressions / Alvar Aallon Talot. Ajatonta Ilmaisua, Kotka, Museum of Kymenlaakso, Maritime Centre Vellamo, 3 april/15 november 2009
Alvar Aalto. The Blossoms on an Apple Tree & Alvar Aalto in Turku, Vanhalinna, Liedon Vanhalinna, 16 january/30 april 2009
In Sand gezeichnet. Nicht realisierte Entwürfe von Alvar Aalto/Drawn in sand. Unrealised visions by Alvar Aalto, München, Pinakothek der Moderne, 12 june/5 october 2008
Alvar Aalto and Wood, Jyväskylä, Alvar Aalto Museum, 10 may/19 august 2007
Alvar Aalto. Through the Eyes of Shigeru Ban, London, Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, 22 february 2007/28 may 2007
Alvar Aalto. 1898-1976, Mantova, Palazzo Te, 29 august/22 november 1998
Alvar Aalto. Il Baltico e il Mediterraneo, Crema, Palazzo Comunale, june/july 1990
Il mistero delle forme, Ancona, 4 june/3 july 1983
 
 
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