Alvar Aalto 1898-1976
Viipuri Public Library 1933-35 The major technical innovation Aalto introduced at Viipuri was a mechanical ventilation system that provided fresh air via ducts buried in the walls., throughout what was effectively, a sealed building. This was surprisingly advanced for the time. At the detailed level, the building is notable for the extensive use of timber finishes, a decided novelty to which his friend
helsinki - aalto studio 9
Bottom of stairs, leading up to the studio level. Note Artek Tea Trolley, designed by Aalto (presumably with Aino's involvement) in 1936. Intro text here.