— Stortorvet 2 —
*Foto: rigmors-liv.blogspot.com •••
Arkitekt: Wilhelm von Hanno
Stortorvet 2, også kalt Koppgården, er en bygård i Oslo som ble bygget for vinhandler Hermann Alexander Kopp rundt 1880. Bygget er lokalisert ved Stortorget, som er et torg i Oslo sentrum som er svært sentral for byens byrom. Torget er hjemmet til noen av Oslos vakreste tradisjonelle bygg, og Koppgården er høyt på den listen.
I vår familj har vi många och ofta olika tankar om husets interiör. Men ibland så 😊. Skickade just denna bild från Pinterest till mannen i huset, som förslag på förvaringslösning. Får tillbaka ett skärmklipp på bild han sparat igår...samma trappa. Så den lösningen är väl bestämd nu? 😉
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Alvar Aalto (1898-1976)
After qualifying as an architect from Helsinki Institute of Technology in 1921, Aalto set up his first architectural practice in Jyväskylä. His early works followed the tenets of Nordic Classicism, the predominant style at that time. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, he made a number of journeys to Europe on which he and his wife Aino Marsio, also an architect, became familiar with the latest trends in Modernism, the International Style.
The pure Functionalist phase in Aalto’s work lasted for several years. It enabled him to make an international breakthrough, largely because of Paimio Sanatorium (1929-1933). Aalto had adopted the principals of user-friendly, functional design in his architecture. From the late 1930s onwards, the architectural expression of Aalto’s buildings became enriched by the use of organic forms, natural materials and increasing freedom in the handling of space.
It was characteristic of Aalto to treat each building as a complete work of art – right down to the furniture and light fittings. In 1935, Artek was formed to promote the growing production and sales of Aalto furniture. Aalto was driven by an interest in glass since it provided an opportunity to handle the material in a new kind of way using free forms. His win in the Karhula-Iittala glassware design competition in 1936 led to the birth of the world-famous Savoy vase.
From the 1950s onwards, Aalto’s architectural practice was employed principally on the design of public buildings, such as Säynätsalo Town Hall (1948-1952), the Jyväskylä Institute of Pedagogics and the House of Culture in Helsinki (1952-1956). His urban design master plans represent larger projects than the buildings mentioned above Seinäjoki city centre (1956-1965/87), Rovaniemi city centre (1963-1976/88) and the partly built Jyväskylä administrative and cultural centre (1970-1982). From the early 1950s onwards, Alvar Aalto’s work focussed more and more on countries outside Finland.
Sanatorium photo by G. Welin, M. Holma. Text by Aalto museum