Wed 26 March, 6.30pm Design Lecture Theatre
Alvar Aalto’s Maison Carré / Archetypal Architecture
Esa Laaksonen is a Helsinki architect who has been Director of the Alvar Aalto Akatemia since 1999. The AAA iis renowned for a prestigious annual design conference, alternately practitioner and scholar focused, at the University of Jyväskylä in central Finland which was designed by Aalto. Laaksonen has taught architecture at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (formerly Aalto’s Otaniemi-Helsinki University of Technology) since 1983. He has also edited Arkkitehti and taken the role of exhibition director at The Finnish Museum of Architecture in Helsinki. His latest book Alvar Aalto Architect. 5: Paimio Sanatorium 1928-32 was published in 2013.