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20 projects photographed for Dutch company Océ, used in a publication on Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, 1998 Kim Zwarts (b. 1955) studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Maastricht. He has worked as photographer on many architecture books, including monographs of Gerrit Th. Rietveld, Thom Mayne/Morphosis, Luis Barragán, Wim Quist, Wiel Arets, Alvar Aalto, Charles Vandenhove and Dom H. van der Laan. Study grants from the Netherlands Foundation for …

20 Alvar Aalto's Projects

20 projects photographed for Dutch company Océ, used in a publication on Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, 1998 Kim Zwarts (b. 1955) studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Maastricht. He has worked as photographer on many architecture books, including monographs of Gerrit Th. Rietveld, Thom Mayne/Morphosis, Luis Barragán, Wim Quist, Wiel Arets, Alvar Aalto, Charles Vandenhove and Dom H. van der Laan. Study grants from the Netherlands Foundation for …

Of the Aalto I've encountered so far, this is the least immediately attractive - it kind of feels like an assemble-it-yourself shed from Home Depot, with a big triangle stuck on the outside.  There are some details I liked (including the very unique light baffle inside, see next image) but I kind of want to read a book about this building or something, get a better handle on what he was going for.

Of the Aalto I've encountered so far, this is the least immediately attractive - it kind of feels like an assemble-it-yourself shed from Home Depot, with a big triangle stuck on the outside. There are some details I liked (including the very unique light baffle inside, see next image) but I kind of want to read a book about this building or something, get a better handle on what he was going for.

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