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The wood design ceilings of the modern Finnish architect Alvar Aalto are our most recent discovery.

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is one of the leading architects and designers of the 20th century and one of the great masters of modern architecture. Perhaps because of his Scandinavian origins, Aalto always sought to employ natural materials like wood to strip modern architecture from its surrounding coldness. Thus, his wood design ceiling sand wood inner linings reflected his experiments with space and inside-outside transitions.

From Alvar Aalto’s entire catalogue, we will showcase hose works in which wood and the use of wood design ceilings acquire special importance:

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– The design ceilings of Villa Mairea, an experimental house built in 1938 in Noormarkku, Finland. Villa Mairea is one of his most iconic works, a paradigm of organic architecture, where he developed his idea of integrating the exterior with the house, turning the interior into an abstraction of the Finnish forest surrounding the house.  Photos on our albums on Pinterest, Facebook and Google+.

– The undulating wood design ceilings of Viipuri Library, built in 1927 and restored between 1991 and 2013.  Photos on our albums on Pinterest, Facebook and Google+.

– The wood design ceilings of the Lutheran Evangelist church Heilig Geist Kirche in Wolfsburg, Germany. Photos on our albums on Pinterest, Facebook and Google+.

– Another experimental building, the Muuratsalo Experimental House built by Alvar Aalto in 1953 as a place of retreat and rest after the death of his wife in 1949, which included wood design ceilings. Photos on our albums on Pinterest, Facebook and Google+.

– The imposing design ceilings of the Säynätsalo Town Hall. Photos on our albums on Pinterest, Facebook and Google+.

– The Louis Carré villa, masterpiece of modern architecture, built in 1956 and boasting design ceilings and other components made of ash wood, teak and oak. Photos on our albums on Pinterest, Facebook and Google+.

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Photo: Autor: Ninara  – Licencia Creative Commons

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