Year of Completion
Material of interest
50 Types of Red Brick
This material allows for exploration of different configurations of the unit, and gives a sense of human scale and a haptic quality. Fifty different types of bricks which are arranged in various patterns as a material exploration.
Exterior Façade and Interior spaces
Continental Subarctic Climate
Red brick is used in this case as an exterior façade material which allows for solar heating. Brick is also used floor material in the couryard, which allows for a visual connection to the earth, but also a permeable ground surface. Brick was also tested by Aalto to see how it would respond to the harsh climate.
Brick, Finland, residential, masonry
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Aalto, Alvar, "Muuratsalo Experimental House" (1953). Building Case Studies. 166.