Baker House (Cambridge, USA: 1946)

As anyone who’s lived inside Aalto’s most famous structure in the U.S. can attest to, few architect’s have given so much thought to the aesthetic enjoyment of college students. This serpentine structure on the Charles River offers an elegant solution to the problem of maximizing the view for each resident, resulting in an array of room types.  Photo 7 of 11 in Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto