Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.
Alvar Aalto's Pacific Northwest Gem
Nestled quietly on a bluff amidst flat farmlands and late-1800s German heritage is the Mount Angel Abbey.
Alvar Aalto's Artistic Bent at the Vitra Design Museum
A new Vitra Design Museum exhibit re-examines Finnish designer Alvar Aalto's influences and creations.
Design Classic: Alvar Aalto's Artek Stools
More than 80 years after their introduction, Alvar Aalto's stools for Artek retain their currency and remain perennial favorites.
Aalto Isn't the Only Finnish Modernist: Meet Ilmari Tapiovaara
Looking at back at the varied career of Finnish furniture designer Ilmari Tapiovaara.
A Modern Finnish Villa That Grows Out of a Seaside Cliff
Helsinki-based architecture studio Mer Arkkitehdit nestles a monochromatic villa among the trees in the 19th-century seaside town...
Modern Studio of a Finnish Design Legend
Yrjö Kukkapuro, one of Finland’s design legends, is primed for an international resurgence thanks to a new furniture...
See How Sliding-Glass Pavilions Transformed a Renovated Melbourne Home
B.E. Architecture unifies new and old in a Melbourne residence, honoring the existing structure while introducing flexible glass...
Fine Finnish
A pair of crafty designers on a serious budget show that though their apartment may be short on square footage, it’s long on...
Two Tiny Pavilions Respectfully Perch Atop a Lava Flow on Maui
A pair of tiny pavilions provide an eco-friendly retreat on Maui.
Three Glass-and-Copper Pavilions Conquer the Cliffs
Hidden on a hill overlooking Australia’s Pittwater Bay, Rob Brown’s design for the James-Robertson house happily opens itself...
Winter Is Coming. Why Not Buy This Log Cabin–Style Villa in Finland?
There’s room for you and everyone you know at this $4.3-million ski house, so consider going in on it with some friends.
Patchwork Pavilion
The Patchwork Pavilion in Brazil calls to mind a flurry of snowflakes, a giant scale votive, or those kitschy concrete walls in...
Signature Kitchen Suite’s Modern Pavilion Shines at KBIS
A challenger in the category of high-end kitchens, Signature Kitchen Suite makes a strong entrance at the 2017 Kitchen and Bath...
Garden Pavilion, Seattle
When the Zimmerman family settled in Seattle, Washington, in the late 1990s they bought a 1,100-square-foot Craftsman built in...
Botanical Garden Pavilion
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, architect and University of Kentucky lecturer Mike McKay felt the pull to go down...
Pavilion Ponderings, Thanks to SANAA
On Sunday, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA revealed their Serpentine Pavilion.
Four Generations and Counting, This House is a Family Affair
With Alvar Aalto in mind, a renowned Swedish architect crafts a serene home on a long-held family plot.
This Cozy Finnish Home Would Not Be Complete Without a Sauna
A modern home in Finland revolves around three pillars of traditional family life: the kitchen, the fireplace, and the sauna.
A Modern Park Pavilion Rises in Dallas
In a modest park on the western edge of Dallas, a modern picnic pavilion is a gathering point.

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