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Villa Mairea (1939), Noormarkku, Finland, designed by Alvar Aalto

Photograph: Flickr user Joe Carroll's photostream, used under Creative Commons license.

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John Hill added this to Must-Know Modern Homes: Villa Mairea
Aalto met Maire Gullichsen, wife of industrialist Harry Gullichsen, through his associate, Nils-Gustav Hahl, in 1935. Maire and Harry would become Aalto's clients for the villa in Noormarkku, but not before Aalto and his wife, Aino, started the furniture company Artek with Hahl and Maire; to this day the company produces the chairs and glassware designed by Aalto. Their friendship, which also included a shared view of art and society, resulted in some fairly lax guidance to Aalto from the clients: "We told him that he should regard it as an experimental house; if it didn’t work out we wouldn’t blame him."One of Aalto's early responses was a scheme with cantilevers echoing Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater—Aalto saw it in project form in journals in 1937, when he started work on Villa Mairea.
Aalto's designs (such as the world-famous Villa Mairea) were born from an appreciation of the Finnish landscape, and even though they are modern they appear to belong to the landscape.

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pirooz added this to architects
August 21, 2013
Aalto's designs (such as the world-famous Villa Mairea) were born from an appreciation of the Finnish landscape
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July 30, 2013
modern architecture at peace with nature. so soothing. thank you Aalto!
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after corbusier
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alvar aalto
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The words around it!
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another view of house
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Natur Form
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tall trees and low shrubs like Easton
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