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Alvar Aalto in MoMA

“If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere.”
Aalto’s firs exhibition at MoMA was manifestation of modern movement on it’s pre-war peak.

Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with Juhani Pallasmaa

Juhani Pallasaa at Spirit of Paimio Conference in 2023.

Two titans from the world of art and architecture talk about the urgency of animal architecture and rootedness in architecture and for humans, and choreography and cinematic features in Alvar Aalto’s work. Conversation was held in first Spirit of Paimio Conference in 2023.

Alvar Aalto – American Hero

Alvar and Aino Aalto in New York.

In the darkest times of history Alvar Aalto found home for his optimism and humanism, but also next phase in his practice in America.

To Preserve not to Freeze

Lyndon Neri talks about toleration of disharmony, nostalgia as architectural practice and reflective nostalgia as new way of preserving in Spirit of Paimio 2023 Conference.

Discussions for Emerging New Worlds

What do we mean when we talk about a destination? And how does a place become a destination? These and many more questions were tackled at the seminar organised by the Paimio Sanatorium on June 9th, second in a series of seminars titled “Discussions for Emerging New Worlds”.

The Architecture of Empathy

Can a building spark joy? Paimio Sanatorium – originally designed by young Finnish architects Aino and Alvar Aalto in 1929-1933 – offers an inspiring journey into a functionalist landmark of wellbeing well ahead of its time. 

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