February 25: Aalto studio, Munkkiniemi
We took a tour of Alvar Aalto's studio and house in Munkkiniemi, a neighborhood of Helsinki northwest of the center. First was the studio.
Original drawings (of the studio building, I think) on display.
A corridor toward, I think, Aalto's private office.
Little skylights for the display boards.
A huge auditorium model.
Balcony in the corner of Aalto's office.
Some generous stairs.
Skylight + light light.
Aalto stools, stacked just as they were meant to.
The courtyard of the studio.
The main office for everyone else.
A nice row of offset windows.
A brise-breeze for the WC.
The display-board bumpout to allow for the skylights.
The front corner.
Looking back toward Aalto's office as we departed.