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Baker House (MIT) – Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Building: Baker House
Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Architect: Alvar Aalto
Renovation Architect: Perry Dean Rogers Architects
Completed: 1948

AE Interests: Site is located along Charles River, the curved shape gives a unique view of the river for each student. The curve also maximizes exposure to southern sunlight for each room, minimizing heating loads and electric costs. Plan is oriented around a single corridor, all rooms are along the south edge with the stair system running on the north side of the building. Structural columns in the lower sections give way to timber-clad framing in the higher sections to form a relationship with the trees around the building.

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Written by John Weber

November 29, 2018 at 1:16 pm

Posted in Built

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