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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.

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Original drawings (of the studio building, I think) on display.

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A corridor toward, I think, Aalto's private office.

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Little skylights for the display boards.

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A huge auditorium model.

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Balcony in the corner of Aalto's office.

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Some generous stairs.

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Skylight + light light.

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Aalto stools, stacked just as they were meant to.

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The courtyard of the studio.

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The main office for everyone else.

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A nice row of offset windows.

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The cafeteria.

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A brise-breeze for the WC.

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Out front.

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The display-board bumpout to allow for the skylights.

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The front corner.

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Looking back toward Aalto's office as we departed.