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ALVAR AALTO, TUBERCULOSIS SANATORIUM, PAIMIO 1933
PLAN
TREE'S SECTION
A. AALTO, PAIMIO: “INHABITED WHITE TREE”
A. AALTO, PAIMIO: “SOUTH WING FROM WEST”
A. AALTO, PAIMIO: “MAIN ENTRANCE COURTYARD”
A. AALTO, PAIMIO: “LIKE A WHITE LOG”
"the main purpose of the building is to function as a medical instrument… One the basic prerequisites is to provide complete peace." A. Aalto, 1953
"pure original nature, with all its magic power, cannot surpass the sight of a landscape to which a human touch has been added as an harmonious, enhancing factor." A. Aalto, 1925
"The building stands some fifty miles west of Helsinki on a slightly elevated site overlooking forests and lakes. At the time it was built, the best cure for tuberculosis was felt to exposure to sun, fresh air, and greenery."
W.J.R. Curtis, 1982
"In every case one must achieve a simultaneous solution of opposites… Nearly every design task involves ten, often hundreds, sometimes thousands of different contradictory elements, which are forced into a functional harmony only by man’s will. The harmony cannot achieve any other means than those of art." A. Aalto, 1953
"As well as reflecting the urban approach of ARU (N.A. Ladovsky), Paimio also marked a turning point in the matter of detail, for it abounded in Constructivist quotation." K. Frampton, 1980
"sono nipote di un uomo che, presentendo che la morte l’attendeva, scese nell’orto e andň a dire addio agli alberi, piangendo e abbracciando ognuno di essi, come se di esseri umani si fosse trattato. (…) Forse sapeva che gli alberi non possono muoversi, che sono legati alla terra dalle radici e che da queste non possono separarsi, se non per morire. Forse mio nonno sapeva, di un sapere misterioso, difficile da esprimere con le parole, che la vita della terra e degli alberi č una sola vita." J. Saramago, 2008
A. AALTO, PAIMIO: “TURNED SUNROOM REVERSE”
A. AALTO, PAIMIO: “TURNED ROOF”
A. AALTO, PAIMIO: “SUNROOF GARDEN”
A. AALTO, PAIMIO: “TURNED SUNROOF”
A. AALTO, PAIMIO: “STAIRCASE WINDOW”
A. AALTO, PAIMIO: “SKYLIGHTS”
A. AALTO, PAIMIO: “FRONT WINDOWS SEQUENCE”
A. AALTO, PAIMIO: “SOUTH SIDE”
A. AALTO, PAIMIO: “NORTH SIDE”
A. AALTO, PAIMIO: “INCINERATOR TOWER”
A. AALTO, PAIMIO: “INCINERATOR TOWER”
"The unique quality of the sanatorium design lies in the combination of rigorous and technical criteria with astute psychological considerations." J. Pallasmaa, 1998
"As well as reflecting the urban approach of ARU (N.A. Ladovsky), Paimio also marked a turning point in the matter of detail, fot it abounded in Constructivist quotation."
K. Frampton, 1980
"Tutto lo spazio č interno, anche i volumi esterni dell’edificio sono avvolti in uno spazio concreto che č aria, luce, alberi, cielo. Unico limite l’orizzonte: il confine cui si giunge con lo sguardo o magari, con l’immaginazione." G.C. Argan, 1970
"Aalto stresses the fact that the buildings solid are the positive in the design…The masses are not controlled and dominated by the modular order of the void; they themselves control and dominate the void." V. Scully, 1994
"Gli ingredienti linguistici sono quelli del rigorismo, ma la rotazione dei corpi di fabbrica, l’obliquitŕ degli attacchi, l’eloquenza delle testate obbligano forme astratte e natura ad un singolare colloquio." M. Tafuri, F. Dal Co, 1976