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While living in Turku, Aalto became acquainted with the industrialist Juho Tapani, who owned a company that manufactured concrete standard elements. The walls and intermediate floor elements that Tapani had developed, so-called Tapani slabs, were hollow, so they already included the space necessary for various pipes and other infrastructure. Using these elements, Aalto designed an apartment building in Turku, called the Standard Apartment House (1927-29).

Designed in

1927−29

Location

Finland, Turku

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Standard Apartment House, Turku. Photo: Aino Aalto, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Ground plan. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Museum

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Facade. Photo: Aino Aalto, Alvar Aalto Museum

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International standard furniture in a showroom apartment. Photo: Aino Aalto, Alvar Aalto Museum