It seems as if something similar to an invisible veil exists inside Alvar Aalto’s architecture. The interior space wrapped by this ‘veil’ invites people by transforming the room into a space that one can lose oneself in deep thought, or devote oneself to one’s book. On the 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Alvar Aalto, International Symposium and Exhibition titled “Introspective Space” are held by Architectural Institute of Japan and Finnish Institute in Japan. Teemu Kurkela, one of members of JKMM Architects, and Tommi Lindh from Alvar Aalto Foundation will be invited from Finland to discuss the significance of Alvar Aalto in the 21st century. JKMM Architects is an architectural firm founded by 4 leading members based on Helsinki and has designed Turku City Library (2007) and Seinajoki City Library (2012) and other works. The Exhibition at AIJ Architectural Museum will exhibit architectural models of Alvar Aalto’s works produced by university students from several laboratories. It would be appreciated if the International Symposium and the Exhibition become good opportunity to analyze the space created by Alva Aalto in diversified ways.
AIJ Architectural Museum at Architectural Institute of Japan
Architectural Institute of Japan, Finnish Institute in Japan