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The Nordic House

August 25, 2017

Among the internationally acclaimed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto‘s last works was the little known Nordic House in Reykjavik, Iceland which was inaugurated 1968. The house supports cultural connections between Iceland and the other Nordic countries. It is like many other works by Aalto a gesamtkunstwerk and features most of Aalto’s signature traits. These are evident in the ultramarine blue ceramic rooftop that takes its organic shape from the mountain row in the background, the central well in the library and the extensive use of white, tile and wood throughout the building.

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