1680. Rudolf Mosse Pavilion, Pressa Exhibition, Cologne, 1928

Querido abuelo,

Dijo Frank Gehry que si Erich Mendelsohn hubiera tenido
los ordenadores y la tecnología de hoy en día, él hubiera
tenido que figurarse otra cosa para hacer porque Mendelsohn la hubiera hecho antes que él.
Llevaba años buscando ésta postal. Por fin la encontré.


1679. Rapla KEK building, Rapla.

Dear Uno,

This is one of the most recognizable and admired buildings
created by Toomas Rein, the Alvar Aalto from Estonia.


1678. Maison à Gradins, 13 Rue des Amiraux, Paris

Dear David,

"Uncaring, I passed for a happy man! Poor creature,
whom misfortune might have rendered a great genius..."
(Henri Sauvage)

A vintage postcard depicting the set-back working-class
houses project in the Rue des Amiraux under construction.


1677. Hotel Xenia, Iraklion, Crete, Greece

Dear Dimitris,

"And here I am, where I have been looking for ways to have standardization for the construction, and also for the functional configuration, thus each architectural work not to be a unintended incident, but to be a work of thought, something that aims for being complete and perfect"
(Aris Konstantinidis)


PS. This building was totally demolished and therefore is not standing any longer.

1676. The Teachers Training School. University of Jyväskylä.

Dear Tapio,

“Central Finland frequently reminds one of Tuscany, 
the homeland of towns built on hills, which should 
provide an indication of how classically beautiful our 
province could be if built up properly.”
(Alvar Aalto 1925)


1674. Wiipuri asema

Dear Enzo,

The Vyborg Railway Station was inaugurated in 1913 
and almost destroyed during the Continuation War in 
August 1941. Only ten percent of the building remains 
standing since then. This station was very similar to 
Helsinki railway station that was built six years later.


1673. Villa Nuuttila, Island of Kuusisto, Kaarina, Finland

Dear Marco,

Located in a  site with scenic view Villa Nuuttila rises 
on a slope like an Italian mountain lodge. This 
charming villa awoke attention already during 
construction. This is one of many small buildings
Bryggman designed that shows the tremendous 
talent and ability this architect had to create both 
humane and nature-friendly architecture.


1672. Hilversum. School Schuttersweg


A delicate, modern (but not too much) school by W.M. Dudok. Notice its "Wrightian" arched entrance with red and blue glazed bricks.

Best regards,