ONLINE FORUM: Aalto's Woodberry Poetry Room

The Woodberry Poetry Room in the Lamont Library at Harvard University
(1949) is one of only four extant designs in the United States by the
great Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto. Aalto designed the room and,
working with his wife, Aino, its furnishings. The planned renovation of
the space and its fittings is currently underway and has inspired a
lively exchange of views among members of the architecture, design and
preservation communities.

DOCOMOMO US has offered to serve as an electronic forum for this debate.
Included below you will find: Project statements from Harvard University
and its Renovation Architect; correspondence between Harvard University
Libraries, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the design and
preservation communities; reactions from the public; and links to press