in the Public Realm
Baker House
Recent Architecture: Educational

Alvar Aalto
Renovation Architect
EYP Architecture & Engineering
  • 1949
Modernism in Boston - Part 05: Alvar Aalto - David Fixler
Baker House: Part 1 - David Fixler
Baker House: Part 2 - David Fixler
Baker House, is a co-ed dormitory at MIT designed by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto in 1947—1948 and built in 1949. Its undulating shape which allows most rooms a view of the Charles River, and gives many of the rooms a wedge-shaped layout. The dining hall features a "moon garden" roof that is also very distinctive. Aalto also designed furniture for the rooms. Baker House was renovated for its fiftieth anniversary, modernizing the plumbing, telecommunications, and electrical systems and rem...
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362 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

Building W7
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