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Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg Saving a Modern Masterpiece

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On its completion in 1935, Alvar Aalto’s library in Vyborg was regarded as one of the most significant functionalist buildings of its time. The restoration of the library, which had been in a state of neglect for a long time, began in 1994 and was completed in 2013. The restoration work has since received several awards for the exceptionally high-quality result and the laudable international cooperation. Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg - Saving a Modern Masterpiece, Part 2 takes off from where the previous book ended and presents in detail, through texts, photos and drawings, the individual renovation projects that were completed in 2010-2013: the lecture hall, the lending and reading halls, the children’s library, the main entrance and lobby, the basement floors, the book storage and technical systems as well as the external walls and roofs. The book’s viewpoint is very much set in the present, in presenting the recently restored library, its pure white surfaces, the soft grey soapstone in the façade, and the carefully finished details of the windows, doors and staircases. The photos taken specially for the book beautifully show Aalto’s masterpiece in all its new splendour.

The Alvar Aalto Vyborg Library

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The Viipuri Library

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This volume is part of a series that features single buildings of historical significance. The Viipuri Library passed through three stages of design development before completion, and as a winning project was a major coup for Aalto. It also marked his transition from classicism to modernism.

Alvar Aalto Vyborg Library Technology of Sensations

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Reglazing Modernism

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The worldwide use of building envelopes in steel and glass is one of the characteristic features of modern architecture. Many of these pre- and post-war buildings are now suffering severe defects in the building fabric, which necessitate measures to preserve the buildings. In this endeavor, aspects of architectural design, building physics, and the preservation of historic buildings play a key role. Using a selection of 20 iconic buildings in Europe and the USA, the book documents the current technological status of the three most common strategies used today: restoration, rehabilitation, and replacement. The buildings include Fallingwater House by Frank Lloyd Wright, Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Fagus Factory and Bauhaus Building by Walter Gropius.

Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas

Author : John H. Stubbs
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“From such well-known and long-vexed sites as the Athenian Acropolis to more contemporary locales like the Space Age Modernist capital city of Brasília, the conflicting and not always neatly resolvable forces that bear upon preservation are addressed as clearly and thoughtfully as the general reader could hope for.”—New York Review of Books “...an astonishing feat of research, compilation and synthesis.”—Context The book delivers the first major survey concerning the conservation of cultural heritage in both Europe and the Americas. Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas serves as a convenient resource for professionals, students, and anyone interested in the field. Following the acclaimed Time Honored, this book presents contemporary practice on a country-by-country and region-by-region basis, facilitating comparative analysis of similarities and differences. The book stresses solutions in architectural heritage protection and the contexts in which they were developed.

The Challenge of Change Dealing with the Legacy of the Modern Movement

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Conservation of architecture - and the conversation of Modern architecture in particular – has assumed new challenges. Rather than attempting to return a Modern building to its resumed original state, the challenge of these proceedings is to revalue the essence of the manifold manifestations of Modern architecture and redefine its meanings in a rapidly changing world of digital revolution, worldwide mobility and environmental awareness. This volume aims to provide a variety of platforms for the exchange of ideas and experience. A large, international group of architects, historians, scholars, preservationists and other parties involved in the processes of preserving, renovating and transforming Modern buildings has been invited to investigate the paradox of the Modern monument, and to reflect on the manifold dilemmas of change and continuity. The general theme is elaborated through five sub-themes. The sub-theme ‘Change and Continuity’ addresses the tensions between change and continuity from a historical-theoretical perspective. ‘Restructuring Cities and Landscapes’ focuses on the larger scale of city and landscape, while ‘Shifts in Programme and Flexibility’ draws attention to the scale of the building or building complex, and questions limits of re-use and flexibility. The fourth sub-theme deals with education and the fifth sub-theme ‘Progress, Technology and Sustainability’ considers specific issues of techniques and materials.

The Challenge of Change

Author : Dirk van den Heuvel
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Addresses the tensions between change and continuity from a historical-theoretical perspective. This book focuses on the larger scale of city and landscape. It draws attention to the scale of the building or building complex, and questions limits of re-use and flexibility.

Griffith Review 69 The European Exchange

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Europe has been thrown into sharp relief by the impact of a devastating pandemic. As country after country succumbs to the contemporary plague, deeply buried memories of death and destruction resurface. But Europe has emerged from devastation before, and become stronger and more connected. A year ago French president Emmanuel Macron declared that Europe must be understood as a project – a vision of the best sort of global community. Although the COVID-19 crisis has profoundly challenged the idea of Europe as interconnected, and as accessible to Australia, the rich exchange between peoples and continents will eventually resume. Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange explores the deep and complex relationships between Europe and Australia and shows how Australians of many backgrounds have contributed to a long-standing dialogue that enriches both continents. In coming months both Europe and Australia will have much to learn from each other as the overwhelming pain of loss from COVID-19 gives way to a new reality in which diverse cultures work together to create a richer and more resilient globe. Contributors include: Christos Tsiolkas, Robyn Archer, Julienne van Loon, Mat Schulz, Sanja Grozdanic, John Armstrong, Gabriella Coslovich, Christian Thompson, Hans van Leeuwen, Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung, Stuart Ward, Susan Varga, George Megalogenis, Anna Haebich, Anthony Macris, Jaya Savige, Tim Bonyhady, Irris Makler, Michael Cooney, David Morris and Natasha Cica. This edition is published in partnership with the Australian National University.

The Alvar Aalto Guide

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Alvar Aalto, the Finnish-born, influential protagonist of the Modern Movement, is internationally renowned for his elegant manipulation of form, light, and material, as well as his rich synthesis of vernacular, historical, and organic references. The Alvar Aalto Guide showcases over 100 of Aalto's built works, which are located throughout Scandinavia, Europe, and the United States. The numerous photographs and plans of each project are accompanied by Michael Trencher's detailed texts. Trencher, a professor of architecture at Pratt Institute, is a noted Aalto scholar. Among the buildings he presents are Turun Sanomat Office Building, Syntsalo Town Hall, Villa Mairea, Finlandia Hall, and Baker Dormitory at MIT. Like all the guidebooks in our series, The Alvar Aalto Guide contains practical as well as historical and descriptive material. Heavily illustrated, the guide provides maps, directions, addresses, references for further reading, and resources for architectural touring in Finland. Additionally, it is prefaced by a trio of texts: an overview of Aalto's youth, education, and professional years; an informative essay on Finland's cultural history; and a fascinating introduction, entitled 'Decoding Aalto.' Together, Trencher's three essays form an essential and instructive lesson on Aalto's aesthetic and its influence on modern design.

Fifty Chairs that Changed the World

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Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Chairs That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 chairs that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today. From Thonet's 1870 Side Chair to Konstantin Grcic's Chair_One, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.

Fundamentalisms of the New Order

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Depending on your point of view, fundamentalism can be strongly positive or negative. This publication, a "textbook with images" documenting a Copenhagen exhibition, reflects on the diversity of fundamentalisms-religious, political, cultural, economic. Why such a seeming resurgence recently? Is fundamentalism even relevant in an era of rapid change-or is it essential? These are questions posed by artists in the show and considered in essays and panel discussions.

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Historical Dictionary of Architecture

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The Historical Dictionary of Architecture provides information on architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Tadao Ando, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, and Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov, as well as on famous structures like the Acropolis, the Colosseum, the Forbidden City, Machu Pichu, Notre Dame, the Pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge, and the World Trade Center. The dictionary examines the development of architecture over the centuries through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the major architects, well-known buildings, time periods, styles, building types, and materials in world architecture.

The A to Z of Architecture

Author : Allison Lee Palmer
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Architecture, which can be understood in its most basic sense as a form of enclosure created with an aesthetic intent, first made its appearance in the Prehistoric Age. From its earliest developments, architecture changed over time and in different cultures in response to changing cultural needs, aesthetic interests, materials, and techniques. The A to Z of Architecture provides information on architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Tadao Ando, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, and Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov, as well as on famous structures like the Acropolis, the Colosseum, the Forbidden City, Machu Pichu, Notre Dame, the Pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge, and the World Trade Center. The dictionary examines the development of architecture over the centuries through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the major architects, well-known buildings, time periods, styles, building types, and materials in world architecture.

Form Function Finland

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Alvar Aalto

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Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

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