Humanizing modern architecture: The role of Das Japanische Wohnhaus in Alvar Aalto’s design for his own house and studio in Riihitie

Chen Yu Chiu*, Aino Niskanen, Ke Song

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Abstract

The role of traditional Japanese houses and gardens in Finnish architect Alvar Aalto's (1898-1976) career is often mentioned but without an in-depth study. This article analyzes and compares Aalto's design for his own house and studio in Riihitie (1935-6) and his reading of Japan, particularly through Tetsuro Yoshida's 1935 Das Japanische Wohnhaus (The Japanese House).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJOURNAL OF ASIAN ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING ENGINEERING
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Alvar Aalto
  • Das Japanische Wohnhaus
  • Tetsuro Yoshida
  • Traditional Japanese houses and gardens

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