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Alvar Aalto's Pacific Northwest Gem
Nestled quietly on a bluff amidst flat farmlands and late-1800s German heritage is the Mount Angel Abbey. A place where…
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 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…
Aalto Isn't the Only Finnish Modernist: Meet Ilmari Tapiovaara
Looking at back at the varied career of Finnish furniture designer Ilmari Tapiovaara.
The New Pavilions
That the pavilion is often built for a specific event and subsequently dismantled gives architects special license to…
Iittala Aalto Vase
Drawing inspiration from the beauty of the natural world, the undulating shape of each Aalto Vase alludes to the…
A pair of crafty designers on a serious budget show that though their apartment may be short on square footage, it’s…
An Organic Cedar Wood Pavilion Filled With Meaning
Heartfelt messages lend a poetic perspective to a rest stop in the English countryside.
From Milan: Q&A with Shigeru Ban
Boldly declaring “One Chair Is Enough,” Artek, the Finnish company founded in part by legendary architect Alvar Aalto,…
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.
Garden Pavilion, Seattle
When the Zimmerman family settled in Seattle, Washington, in the late 1990s they bought a 1,100-square-foot Craftsman…
The Patchwork Pavilion in Brazil calls to mind a flurry of snowflakes, a giant scale votive, or those kitschy concrete…
Book It: A Shoppable Finnish B&B Pops Up in Paris
Your own private Nordic cottage in the City of Light? No problem.
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…
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…
Pavilion Ponderings, Thanks to SANAA
On Sunday, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA revealed their Serpentine Pavilion. A three-month guest to the…
Botanical Garden Pavilion
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, architect and University of Kentucky lecturer Mike McKay felt the pull…
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…
Finnish Embassy in Washington Receives Platinum LEED Certification
The building, completed in 1994, is upgraded from gold status.
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