Glass curtain wall
Alvar Aalto is an architect famous of his humanized and regionalism conception. He thinks the designer should respect the environment and human behaviors. His architecture is not that tall. And He likes using the domestic natural material as the architectural material. So his architecture has a feature that the architecture can always integrate with the surrounding. And people at architecture feel affable and comfortable.
Jyväskylä University Building was designed by him. In this design, the first floor facade use glass as the elevation material. The interior space integrates with the forest outside. People can access the beauty of the outdoor environment when they are in the building.
Meanwhile, glass curtain wall provides the variety in the elevation design. The lightness of this material makes the building a floating spacecraft on the air. But the glass curtain wall is also double-edged. I will talk about this subject later and find more examples to demonstrate it.