Prolific and versatile, Finnish architect Erik Bryggman designed a variety of projects from the 1910s to the 1950s. A new book by Mikko Laaksonen, a non-fiction writer who acts as a representative of the Bryggman Institute, presents all of Bryggman’s completed works, as well as his most important unrealized designs.
Bryggman (1891–1955) was a contemporary of Alvar Aalto, who esteemed him as a colleague. Their cooperation had a revolutionary effect on Finnish architecture. Bryggman was, by nature, reclusive and certainly not as well known as Aalto. Yet, Bryggman possessed a considerable amount of quiet influence, according to a release from publishing house, Rakennustieto.
The book’s illustrations include photographs and drawings, ranging from sensitive sketches to precise floor and site plans. There is also an index of projects and names. In-depth bibliographies facilitate the search for specific information and provide additional material.
Architect Erik Bryggman:Works is published in Finnish, Swedish, and English language editions. For more information visit www.rakennustietoshop.fi