Calendar

22. 3.

Monday

23. 3.

Tuesday

24. 3.

Wednesday

25. 3.

Thursday

26. 3.

Friday

27. 3.

Saturday

28. 3.

Sunday

29. 3.

Monday

30. 3.

Tuesday

31. 3.

Wednesday

1. 4.

Thursday

2. 4.

Friday

3. 4.

Saturday

4. 4.

Sunday

5. 4.

Monday

6. 4.

Tuesday

7. 4.

Wednesday

8. 4.

Thursday

9. 4.

Friday

10. 4.

Saturday

11. 4.

Sunday

12. 4.

Monday

13. 4.

Tuesday

14. 4.

Wednesday

15. 4.

Thursday

16. 4.

Friday

17. 4.

Saturday

18. 4.

Sunday

19. 4.

Monday

20. 4.

Tuesday

21. 4.

Wednesday

22. 4.

Thursday

23. 4.

Friday

24. 4.

Saturday

25. 4.

Sunday

26. 4.

Monday

27. 4.

Tuesday

28. 4.

Wednesday

29. 4.

Thursday

30. 4.

Friday

1. 5.

Saturday

2. 5.

Sunday

3. 5.

Monday

4. 5.

Tuesday

5. 5.

Wednesday

6. 5.

Thursday

7. 5.

Friday

8. 5.

Saturday

9. 5.

Sunday

10. 5.

Monday

11. 5.

Tuesday

12. 5.

Wednesday

13. 5.

Thursday

14. 5.

Friday

15. 5.

Saturday

16. 5.

Sunday

Alvar Aalto designed these blocks of flats in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki, for the employees of the Social Insurance Institution of Finland. Seen in the cityscape the redbrick high-rise blocks form an integrated whole.

Designed in

1952-54

Location

Finland, Helsinki

— 1

Residential-building façade. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

— 2

Floor plan of one of the flats. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Museum

— 3

The piazza forming the centre of the group of blocks of flats. Photo: Alvar Aalto Museum

— 4

The loft floor is intended to be used differently from the residential floors, and this is reflected in the different brick-overlap pattern in the façade. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

— 5

The balconies look out onto the yard. Photo: Fethulla Ädhäm, Alvar Aalto Museum

— 6

Alvar Aalto skiing in the yard area. Photo: Alvar Aalto Museum