By Mia Hipeli
This newest addition to the Alvar Aalto Foundation's bold sequence of books is
the such a lot remarkable but. Aalto's layout for the campus for Jyväskylä university of schooling, within the small rural city the place the architect grew up, is likely one of the first competitions the grasp Modernist received as an rising strength within the early Fifties. The campus, with its late-19th-century constructions, had to be improved and repaired; Aalto's scheme exhibits his mastery of constructing an openness that allowed ample mild and panorama to turn into a part of the constructions. With a wealth of photographs and renderings, together with formerly unpublished fabric similar to the contest drawings, and unrealized tasks by way of the Aalto workplace from an identical period. Texts by means of Aalto students Päivi Lukkarinen and Mari Forsberg.
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Perhaps one reason for this is the softer character of the materials used in the earlier 1950s, when, for instance, the brick industry had not yet honed its products to exact and carefully finished dimensions. 107 118 A scale model made following the competition stage. 119 Alvar Aalto and Albin Stark’s plan for the city centre of Avesta, Sweden, broke up the lines of the grid plan. The plan contains several motifs which later were used in the design of the Jyväskylä Teacher Training College. First floor plan.
104 The office of the rector of JKK. 41 105 Ceiling lamps and rooflights in the thoroughfare hall. 106 A sketch for a lamp for the Festival Hall. 107 A drawing of a lamp for the Festival Hall. Scale 1:5. 108 A drawing of a lamp for the thoroughfare hall. Scale 1:5. 109 A ceiling lamp in Lozzi. 42 105 109 106 107 108 43 44 110 111 110 Furnishing and lighting scheme for classrooms for 18 and 24 pupils in the Teacher Training School. Scale 1:100. 111 Teacher’s podium in the Teacher Training School.
92 The fixed interior fittings were specially designed as part of the totality, while Artek furniture was used as much as possible for the moveable furniture. It was possible to create one model classroom in the teacher training school furnished completely with Artek furniture. Some new lamps were also designed for JKK. As in his other works, Aalto was demanding with regard to the end product of his designs. In post-war Finland a state commissioned project was not the easiest to push through choices the client considered expensive.