Finlandia Hall by Alvar Aalto

Finlandia Hall in Helsinki by Alvar Aalto from 1971. The designs (including Aalto’s controversial concrete city center plans) were completed in 1962, with building taking place between 1967–1971. The Congress Wing was designed in 1970 and built in 1973–1975. Naturally most of the ashtrays, specially designed for the place, have been stolen over the years.

The Paimio Sanatorium by Alvar Aalto

So many brilliant details, the likes of which you seldom see in architecture these days. Most of the interior was auctioned off in the early 1970s and currently the building is being sold to the highest bidder. Paimio Sanatorium is a former tuberculosis sanatorium in Paimio, Southwest Finland, designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. Aalto received the … Continue reading The Paimio Sanatorium by Alvar Aalto

Exploring Chernobyl

The #Chernobyl disaster was an accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant on April 26, 1986 at 01:23 a.m., consisting of an explosion at the plant and subsequent radioactive contamination of the surrounding geographic area. The power plant is located near #Pripyat, Ukraine, at the time part of the Soviet Union. The city and surrounding … Continue reading Exploring Chernobyl

Kestikartano – One of the most epic interiors ever created in Finland.

A legendary Helsinki restaurant run by the Kalevala Women’s Association, Kestikartano was inspired by Finland’s national epic, the Kalevala. It had a prime location in the heart of the Finnish capital, with interiors created in the style of a traditional log cabin. Known for its legendary buffet, the restaurant ran between 1946 and 1967. The … Continue reading Kestikartano – One of the most epic interiors ever created in Finland.