Baker House: The Alvar Aalto Dorm at MIT

Baker House: The Alvar Aalto Dorm at MIT

Aaron Able
Sep 24, 2009

Dwell has a great peek inside MIT's Baker House student housing — one of two Alvar Aalto designed buildings in North America!

Baker House was built in 1949 and is known for it's wavy shape, cantilevered staircases, skylights and wedge-shaped rooms — all progressive design elements for a building that is 60 years old!

The other North American Aalto building? — the library at Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon.

See the full post and more pictures at Dwell Blog | "I Live in an Alvar Aalto".

(Images: Philip Greenspun, Flickr user rucativava licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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