Saturday, August 16, 2008

79. Berlin, Neues Hansaviertel, Aalto Haus


Dear Anna,

"Architecture has an ulterior motive which always lurks,
so to speak, around the corner: the thought of creating a
paradise. It is the only purpose of our houses If we did not
always carry this thought around with us all our houses
would become simpler and more trivial and life...would it
be at all worth living? Each house, each product of
architecture that is worthwhile as a symbol is an endeavor
to show that we want to build an earthly paradise for people"
(Alvar Aalto)
I couldn't have put it better myself.

Cheers.
R