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"Architecture cannot save the world but it can set a good example"
Guided by his philosophy of architecture’s “ulterior motive” in creating buildings as symbols of “the idea of creating paradise” for ordinary mortals, Aalto conceived designs for almost 100 one- family houses during his 55 year career as an architect from 1921 to 1976. More than half of these were realised. Yet, as much as he has achieved recognition within and beyond his home country, Finland, this aspect of his work receives little attention.Read more