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Alvar Aalto

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Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together.

— Alvar Aalto

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Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problems we split the possibilities to make good building art.

— Alvar Aalto

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Our time is so specialised that we have people who know more and more or less and less.

— Alvar Aalto

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We have almost a city has probably two or three hundred committees. Every committee is dealing with just one problem and has nothing to do with the other problems.

— Alvar Aalto

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We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of the city.

— Alvar Aalto

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Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto was born in Kuortane Finland. Alvar Aalto died on 11 May 1976 in Helsinki. It could be said that Aalto's international reputation was sealed with his inclusion in the second edition of Sigfried Giedion's influential book on Modernist architecture Space Time and Architecture: The growth of a new tradition (1949) in which Aalto received more attention than any other Modernist architect including Le Corbusier.

Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (3 February 1898 – 11 May 1976) was a Finnish architect and designer. What is typical for his entire career however is a concern for design as a Gesamtkunstwerk a total work of art; whereby he – together with his first wife Aino Aalto – would design not just the building but give special treatments to the interior surfaces and design furniture lamps and furnishings and glassware.

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