Aalto Siilo

THE CITY OF THE TAR BOURGEOIS The AaltoSiilo, Alvar and Aino Aalto’s first industrial building, was constructed in 1931 at the limits of engineering tolerance. It rises 28-metres high, springing from a narrow rectangular base divided into three bays, each 10×10 metres in plan. The walls and roof are cast-in-situ concrete of an almost impossible […]

Focus House

STOVE AS FOCUS The Latin word focus means ‘hearth’ or ‘fireplace’. In the scientific Latin of the 17th century, the word became used to refer to the point at which rays of light, heat or sound converge. The hearth has historically been the symbolic warm core of a home. The language of stoves has developed […]