Sunila (1936-1954) is a unique project in which Alvar Aalto was tasked to create three industrial villages. Simply, it marked a turning point in Aalto’s career. Requiring a functional community alongside an industrial plant, Sunila’s pulp-mill needed housing, for which Aalto constructed a functioning residential area with apartment blocks, supervisors’ dwellings, bus stops and a school. The seventh volume in the Alvar Aalto Foundation’s 28-volume set, this comprehensive and monograph exemplifies the foundation’s high publishing standards. Extensive color photographs, black and white floor plans, project sketches and essays from scholars create a holistic picture of the project.
176 pp / 158 b&w and 62 color reproductions
Retail Price: $145.00